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Arabic translator/interpreter

Location:
Philadelphia , PA
Posted:
September 17, 2008

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Samir ALIAS

*** *. **** ******, *** floor,

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cell# 267-***-****

***************@*****.***

Skills (language):

Arabic (Native Speaker) Dialects: Modern Standard Arabic, Iraqi (two major dialects; Mosul and Baghdad).

French (beginner). American English (Proficient– speaking, reading, writing, and translating.)

Technical Skills: Microsoft Office (Arabic and English). Able to use various Email applications and web sites in Arabic and English.

Work Experience:

Annotator

University of Pennsylvania, Linguistic Date Consortium (LDC) . 02/2008-present

Arabic-English translation/revision, data collecting, audio and non audio data annotating.

Speech recognition consultant 10/2007-present

Carnegie Speech Company, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

Expert participant in the development of machine learning and speech recognition techniques by providing a variety of sets of Iraqi Arabic dialect through a web-based tool.

Arabic-English Interpreter/translator for US Army 11/06-08/07

Titan Inc, Mosul, Iraq

Served as interpreter/translator for U.S./Coalition Forces in Mosul, Iraq focusing on facilitation of infrastructure development projects and official inter-government diplomatic activities. Used organizational skills and issue resolution capabilities.

Assigned to US Army Military Transition units. Established and trained the 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade of the Iraqi Army military transition team. Duties included setting up training logistics, developing learning materials, and conducting classes.

Assisted Project Officer by interpreting for site visits. Occasionally, performed site visits alone to determine status of contracted projects. Advised information operations officer on optimizing relationships with local Iraqis to facilitate US Army operations. This position included an increased scope of job functions from prior job responsibilities.

Arabic-English Interpreter/translator for US Army 01/06-11/06

Titan Inc, Mosul, Iraq

Interpreting of extensive training of the Iraqi forces (2nd BN, 2nd BDE, 2nd DIV), meetings between the US and the Iraqi military commanders, and joint operations between the Iraqi and US forces.

Translating written official documents for the unit.

Interpreting for weekly and monthly conferences between the US Army personnel and local Iraqi tribal chiefs. This position included an increased scope of job functions from prior job responsibilities.

Arabic-English Interpreter/translator for US Army 07/05-12/05

Titan Inc, Mosul, Iraq

Interpreting for the US Army 59th Military Police Battalion. Responsible for training and supervising the Iraqi police in Mosul. Duties included provisioning and distribution of police equipment to force.

Assisted in joint US-Iraqi military operations to secure the city of Mosul. Interpreted the questioning of arrested suspects. This position included an increased scope of job functions from prior job responsibilities.

Arabic-English Interpreter/translator for US Army 04/03-12/05

Titan Inc, Mosul, Iraq

Interpreting for the US Army 3rd/327 Infantry Battalion. Responsible for training and supervising the Iraqi police in Mosul. Duties included provisioning and distribution of police equipment to force.

Assisted in joint US-Iraqi military operations to secure the city of Mosul. Interpreted during the questioning of suspects.

Education

Mosul University

Mosul, Iraq

2005 -- B.A. in English-Arabic Language

References available upon request



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