Work History

Work History

English one to one tutor

• Teaching several personnel English • Practicing the language with them by creating a sample English environment

2006 – Present: I am presently teaching English privately and professionally translating documents within my language combination. I also translate documents from Arabic into English and vice versa. Among my translations:- Translation of the 40 page article “Living Islam with Purpose” into English. - Translation of a four page document titled “........” (.........) from English into Arabic. 2006-Present: I work  for the International Group for Modern Coatings where I translate documents from Arabic to English and English to Arabic. 2003 – 2006: I worked at the TAFL centre as a language instructor. I was also involved in academic translations from Arabic to English ( Religious, literary, linguistic). By the same token, I translated basic legal and commercial texts from Arabic into English and vice versa.2002: I was a substitute teacher at Manar Middle School and High School where I had the opportunity to teach English.2001: I worked as an English instructor at Premier Centre where I taught English conversation.

Sep 2009 - Present

Full-time translator, editor and copywriter

International Group for Mofern Coatings (IGMC )

Positions Held:

  • Literary translation of various English documents in selected translation projects into the source language in a timely frame manner .
  • Produce and craft relevant and original concepts and copy in response to creative briefs; Write press releases, feature stories and articles about a variety of subjects.
  • In house translator of Accuracy Automotive, translating service and user manuals for numerous major international automotive companies, as well as their marketing materials and contracts.
  • Translate the three main stories on the homepage each morning from English to Arabic.
  • In charge of the company's three websites localization.
  • It’s a large-scale enterprise, I was translator, editor and copywriter of their company publications. Finally I left it because I want to be a freelancer and gradually build up my own business.

Education

Education
Oct 2006 - Jul 2010

Bachelor's Degree - License of Arts and Education

Alexandria University, Education Faculty, English Department

2010: I finished my bachelor’s degree in English Language Education and Arts at the University of Alexandria which I began in 2006. 2007: I did a ten day course in TAFL Centre concentrating on communicative approaches to language teaching.

I hold a Master of Arts degree for both English and Arabic . For more than 3 years, I have s been a professional translator, editor, tutor, author, journalist, technical writer, and web content manager for both English and Arabic and involving many fields of special expertise. I am  also an experienced ghostwriter and author for journalistic and literary texts such as professional articles, specialised books, biographies, short stories, and novels.

Skills

Skills

Areas of Expertise

User manuals: e.g. mobile phones, navigation systems, digital cameras Marketing and advertising: newsletters, brochures, datasheets, slogans Personal documents: e.g. cover letters, CVs/resumes, job applications  Websites: Intranet and corporate website content Public relations: press releases, customer and partner communications  IT, networks and telecommunications: incl. wireless and 3G technology Computer hardware and peripherals: e.g. printers, scanners, monitors Travel, leisure and tourism: site and hotel descriptions, travel guides Ghostwriting (Arabic only): journalistic and literary texts (biographies)

SPECIALISMS

Law, literature, business, politics, environment, health, education and local government.

SERVICES

Translation, interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous), proofreading and transcription.

LANGUAGES

Arabic (mother tongue), English (second language).  

My website

For more information about my service, please have a look at my site.

Cover Letter

Printing / Press / Editing

Thanks for reading my cover letter. 

I graduated from Alexandria University with a bachelor degree of English Education and Literature.

I have been a translator, copywriter and webmaster for nearly 2 years. I'm good at Arabic Chinese literature, know well about Arabic history, Arabic culture and Arabic music, won many prizes in calligraphy competitions and literature competitions.

Why choose me? Because:

  •  I'm a freelance English-Arabic translator in Alexandria  City and has been regarded as being excellent by most clients.
  • 2 year’s translation and Arabic copywriting experience in website localization, business, marketing & market research, management, journalism, IT, education, history, cinema & film & TV & drama, tourism, literature, law: contract(s), health care, medicine (general) etc.
  • The aim of my translation / adaptation / copywriting service is to ensure that it is not just technically correct, but engaging and culturally relevant - just like the original.
  • I'm a freelance translator but I spend much more time on my translation projects than a translator is supposed to do. My translations tend to be accurate, fluent, and pleasant to read. My translations might need no further review. If you do want to assign someone to review my translation, you will find him or her making easy money.
  • Although I don't run a translation agency, all the files assigned to me would go through the same process as followed by a translation agency: translation-review-proofreading. I do have a team to turn to when the volume of a project is huge. No matter how large your project is and how tight its schedule is, I will be be able to handle it without its quality being compromized.
  • The quality of my translations has brought me some popularity. I'm one of the most active English<-> Arabic translators in Alexandria City.
  • I will make a full commitment to get any task done to my client's full satisfaction. I want to impress you with my dedication and efficiency. Furthermore, my service fees are not higher than most experienced translators.

So, try me!

For more details, please have a look at the CV, I'm willing to take a test translation for free. Look forward to work with you soon.

Summary

Graduated from Alexandria University, Education Faculty, English Department. Also studied Islamic Culture and religion. Fluent in Arabic and English. Professional and quality translations. Fast turnover, accuracy, fair rates, precise work within respect of deadlines. Please visit my website evercing.blogspot.com

  • A professional freelance Arabic interpreter and translator with over 3 years’ experience.
  • Advanced project management skills gained through employment and freelance work.
  • Experienced at delivering work of excellent quality, with attention to detail, extensive subjectarea knowledge and a high level of personal commitment.
  • Native Arabic speaker fluent in English with excellent oral and written skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of a broad range of cultural, political, economic and social issues in the target culture
  • Ability to interact with individuals from many different countries
  • Two years of experience in administrative management positions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word applications
  • Excellent verbal and written and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent research, analytical and communication skills

I can serve you as your one-stop English into Arabic translator for nearly all kinds of texts that belong to your product or service offering for the German speaking market. I am an experienced translator, technical writer, resume writer, proofreader, and copywriter with excellent translation skills and a broad technical experience and interest. I also have substantial marketing and PR experience and uses many of the products and services that my clients sell and offer. Being a native Arabic living in Egypt I can ensure that every translation will always read and sound like an original text in order to exactly reach your target group(s) on the Arabic speaking market. I am also an experienced Arabic resume writer and tutor for job application workshops. I can translate and edit your English CV/resume in order to create a typical Arabic CV/resume. 

Software

  • Windows XP & 7
  • Microsoft Office 2003 & 2007
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Professional
  • Trados freelance 7.0
  • WinZip & WinRar
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator
  • Subtitle Processor
  • Indesign

Custom

Interpreting assignments undertaken include:

Translation projects undertaken include:

Translation projects undertaken include:

Legal:• Contracts

• Tenancy agreements

Literary• Newsletters

• Press releases• Travel guide

Business

• Advertising material

• Websites• Presentations• Business cards

• Surveys• Company policy

Custom

• Mohamed Khamis is committed to continuous professional development.• All translations can be certified, notarized or apostilled upon request.• Mohamed Khamis uses the latest electronic translation memory systems to build a database of client specialist terms thus ensuring a higher degree of consistency, accuracy and quality.• Where a translation is destined for publication or for legal purposes, Mohamed Khamis can arrange for an independent translator to proofread it upon request.

Objective

Translation, interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous) as well as language teaching.

Custom

Types of translations: General, legal, technical (such as user manuals), legal – scientific, banking, literary, historical, business, education etc…Type of software used: MS Office-XP, Excel, Adobe Acrobat.Hardware used: Compaq Presario Pentium 4, Epson all in one (Scanner, printer and photocopier) and broadband internet. Associations:The Arab Translators Network Rates:1. From Arabic to English and vice versa: 6 Eurocents a word.

Custom

Dear ........., Your posting for an experienced Arabic Translator on your website really grabbed my attention. I have the experience you require, and have included my resume for your review. As an overview to my enclosed resume, I have an advanced degree in Arabic Translation, as well as a minor in Arabic Culture. As a part of my educational training, I spent three years in Arab cultures to experience the language and culture of these people. I bring this high level of specialized knowledge to your company to serve the role of Arabic Translator, as well as four years working in this position at Acclaim Technical Services, and as a contractor for the past two years. I am a great speaker, communicate well with people, and am very responsible. May I schedule a time next week to discuss my qualifications with you in person? I can be reached at (111)-509-1791. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Mohamed Khamis Enclosure: resume

Custom

Executive Secretary / Executive

•  Providing personal administrative support to the President/CEO. •  Duties include general clerical, receptionist and project based work. •  Projecting a professional company image through in-person and phone interaction. •  Preparing reports, correspondence, Ceo’s meeting agenda, distributing minutes, materials for publications and         presentations, President's expenses report. •  Setting up CEO’s/President's and company visitors’ travel, accommodation and entertainment arrangements. •  Coordinating project-based work and supervising support staff . Researching, pricing, and purchasing office furniture and supplies.  Maintaining hard copy and electronic filing system.