Interpreter And Translator resume example with 8+ years of experience

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I am currently a Foreign Fulbright Student Pursuing Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation (Arabic English combination) at the University of Maryland College Park, MD USA. I will be graduating in May XXX0. I have several years of experience in the journalism field making me proficient in editing and proofreading news stories as well as interacting with guests and features in Arabic language, Chinguitie Media Group in Nouakchott Mauritania.
A professional interpreter and translator from Arabic to English and vice versa with five-years of experience in the field and have advanced skills in both translation and consecutive interpretation. I served as the assistant general manager of Professional Interpreters and General Services Company in 2015-2016 Nouakchott Mauritania.

  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Interpretation
  • Translation
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Arabic, English, & French
  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
Education and Training
University of Maryland - College Park College Park, MD Expected in 05/XXX0 Master of Science : Interpreting And Translation - GPA :
Maryland English Institute College Park, MD, Expected in 12/2017 Certificate : Intensive English Program - GPA :
Intensive English Institute At University of IL Urbana, IL, Expected in 08/2017 Certificate : Intensive English - GPA :
University of Nouakchott-NKTT Nouakchott, Expected in 08/2010 Bachelor of Arts : English Language And Literature - GPA :
  • Dissertation: American Jewish Political and Cultural Contributions in the United States
  • Fellowships and Awards from US Army Delegations to Mauritania, Africa
  • Certificate of appreciation from MEDRETE (US Army Ophthalmologists) 13-2 presented by US Brigadier General James D. Owens. Jr. Deputy commanding General, US Army Africa
  • Certificate of appreciation from United States Army Special Forces (SFOD-AO334)
  • Certificate of appreciation from JPAT(ODA-0214)
  • Certificate of appreciation from JPAT(ODA-0432)
  • Certificate of appreciation from (10th Special Forces Group Airborne)
  • Certificate of appreciation from JPAT(ODA-334)
  • Experience
    Professional Interpreters And General Services Co - Interpreter and Translator
    City, STATE, 03/2012 - 12/2016
    • I have been managing several high-profile translation projects:
      I have been a senior interpreter in the company I worked for.
      I interpret in high profile meetings such as meetings between colonels and generals.
    • Defined translation needs of over [Number] annual clients.
    • Provided appropriate contextual information to increase clients understanding of translations.
    • Delivered real-time, accurate oral translations and interpretations for clients.
    • Trained internal staff members on administrative processes, work instructions and procedures to facilitate consistent and seamless company operations.
    • Freelance interpreter and translator from April 2013 to 2015; Atar, Nema, Mauritania.
      I worked as an interpreter and translator for DBV Company from May 2012 to 2013, Tigent, Mauritania.
      I was an Arabic proofreader and news editor in Chinguitie Media Group in Nouakchott-Mauritania 2009-2014.
      I taught Arabic for the US special forces personnel whom I worked for in Mauritania Africa.
    Media Chinguity Group - Interview Coordinator and Journalist
    City, STATE, Mauritania 02/2008 - 11/2012
    • Cultivated network of [Number] media and communications professionals to maintain strong partnerships, secure positive coverage and facilitate quick dissemination of information.
    • Covered breaking news such as [Type] and [Type] events.
    • Created tightly written news stories crafted from reliable sources.
    • Interviewed public guests, including composing questions and performing in-depth research.
    • Presented local news and feature reports in public radio style on both local and national news programs.
    • Gathered and verified factual information regarding stories through interviews, observation and research.
    • Completed research and checked all facts to maintain high standard of journalistic integrity.
    • Utilized understanding of public opinion, social media and traditional media use to create engaging and attention-grabbing stories.
    • Reported and penned front-page breaking news stories and provided real time updates online.

    Sahara Media Agency - Interview Coordinator
    City, STATE, 03/2009 - 03/2012
    • Wrote and produced compelling investigative and human interest stories about celebrities and iconic news subjects.
    • Completed research and checked all facts to maintain high standard of journalistic integrity.
    • Interviewed sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories.
    Activities and Honors
    • Presentations in Language and Culture.
    • Presentation on the theory of standardization.
    • Presentation on dictatorship in Africa.
    • Presentation on Modernism in American literature.
    • Presentation on the importance of communication.
    • Presentation on translation as a key means of communication between peoples Research -Masters in Interpreting and Translation studies still going - I also produced research on a balance between active listening and note-taking in consecutive interpreting.
    • In my Maitrise(bachelor's degree) thesis paper, I researched the topic: "American Jewish cultural and political contributions to the United States of America.

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    School Attended

    • University of Maryland - College Park
    • Maryland English Institute
    • Intensive English Institute At University of IL
    • University of Nouakchott-NKTT

    Job Titles Held:

    • Interpreter and Translator
    • Interview Coordinator and Journalist
    • Interview Coordinator


    • Master of Science
    • Certificate
    • Certificate
    • Bachelor of Arts

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