Alexandria, VA 22303
Professional linguist-analyst, Translator/Interpreter with over 15 years of experience providing thorough and skillful support to Commanding Generals, and various US Army Departments. Possess excellent written and communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills.
2017-Aug. 25-Current, Freelance Interpreter/Translator Liberty Language Services LLC, Ad Astra, Stratus Audio.
2016- July 30, 2017, University of Pristina- Philosophic Faculty
2009- August 31, 2016, Freelance Interpreter/Translator for EULEX, JICA, IJPC Lyons, Il
2000- August 15, 2009, Northrop Grumman (US Army)
1986-Freelance Interpreter/Translator for INLINGUA, Language Service Association (LSA), INS, ACCU WORLD, CHP International, Cook County Court, IL.
1978-86 High School Teacher, Language Instructor
Ph.D. candidate, Faculty of English Studies, Doctoral Program in Linguistics, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria pending
MA, Linguistics, Macedonia (2013)
BA, English Language, and literature, Yugoslavia (1980)
2016-July 30, 2017, Taught English grammar and translation to the students at the Department of Sociology, University of Pristina, Kosovo. Academic assessment methods, listening skills, reading and comprehension, Translation/Interpretation skills, curriculum development.
2009-2016: Provided translation services to EULEX, JICA, and IJPC, remote (all International Organizations). Provided translation of legal documents, questionnaires, reports, etc. Main activities and responsibilities: With the objective of the project mandate, provide consistently accurate and high-quality written translation.
2000-2009: Northrop Grumman provided linguist support to the US Army in Kosovo (Camp Bondsteel)
Professional for all modes of translation/interpretation
Practical skills for press conferences, Radio, and TV shows, meetings
Creativity delivering the message
The precise translation of classified documents
Primary linguist, area supervisor
Deeply familiar with operating equipment used for translation
Competent at editing and proofreading text to accurately target language
Qualified to interpret legal and medical, and financial terms and colloquial language in a bid to make content as contemporary as possible used for the target language
Screening and interrogation skills
Source and document exploitation skills
Briefing and assessment skills
Research and analyses
Excellent knowledge about regional faiths
The perfect expertise of political and cultural matters in the Balkans
. 1986-99, Freelance translator/interpreter, Chicago: Responsible for verbal and written translation including legal, medical and policy translation. Primary services provided to schools, universities, hospitals, courts, insurance companies, Immigration.
1978-86, Teacher, taught English to High and Elementary School students, responsible for developing curriculum and instruction methodology for the most top-ranked students. Providing a classroom presence and contributing to the positive ethos of the school. Putting students first; by demonstrating energy, vision, and creativity.
1996, Served as Illinois activist “Dole for President.” Responsibilities included organizing a local chapter, communicating with the media, speaking at community rallies, organizing the distribution of campaign materials.
2000, Served as Illinois activist for the Gore Presidential Campaign; helped secure endorsements from community leaders, organized media events in support of Gore, and coordinated efforts to get out the vote.
Responsibilities included organizing a local chapter, communicating with the media, speaking at community rallies, organizing the distribution of campaign materials.
1990, Ethnic radio broadcaster: Chicago, IL. (in English and Albanian).
1.Translation into Albanian: “Sing for me, Naxhie” A documentary-drama written by Laura Radonis and Alan Bates Chicago
2.“Code-switching Phenomenon” International Journal 2017, ISSN 1857-923X
3.“Linguistic Solutions: Trampled Albanian language in Macedonia,” 2016, ISSN 2367-8720
4. “New Trends and Authentic ELT in Kosovo.” 2017, ISSN 2545-4439
HONORS & AWARDS
Department for Military Matters: The Pennsylvania Commendation Medal. Jerry Beck, Commanding General, 2003
Department of the Army: Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic and Civilian Service. Rick D. Erlandson, Commanding General, 2004
The Military Department State of California: The Medal of Merit. John S. Harrel, Commanding General,
Department of the Army: Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. Darren G. Owens, Commanding
Non-Article 5 NATO Medal: Honor description service for Peace and Freedom with NATO about the Balkans Operation. NATO Secretary-General, 2007
Albanian, English, Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian.