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17 years of translating experience - Always on time!
Welcome. If you’re looking for a translator both experienced and professional, you’ve come to the right place.
A good translation can’t be improvised: to be really good at this job you need study and passion, continuous learning, a profound knowledge of the language you translate from, but also of the language you translate into, accuracy and punctuality, an inclination for research. If you’re looking for all of the above in a translator, well you are in the right place and I am really glad of having – potentially – a customer like yourself.
I have over 17 years of experience as freelance translator and interpreter.
I am Ibrāhīm, a native of Somali; I am interpreter and translator. I provide expert translation, localization and interpreting services from English into Somali, English into af Maay Maay (Mai Mai) with the highest professional quality, on time and at competitive rates (please see my services and portfolio pages).
I am also an educator, I teach ESL in a high school setting at DeKalb County Schools System. I hold Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Accounting & International Business from The Somali National University (SNU; Somali: Jaamacadda Ummada Soomaaliyeed) & B.Sc IT from DeVry University, Decatur, Georgia, USA. I am a certified Somali language proficiency tester by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) , a national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction throughout the U.S. I conducted and rated for than hundred Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tests in Somali languages. This is a test that determines how well a person speaks Somali language by comparing his or her performance of specific communication tasks.
I also work with numerous agencies throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. I enjoy working with each of them. At any moment you choose my services and would like references, I will gladly supply one to you. Just ask.
Let me, just for a moment tell you the subjects of the translation and interpretation I have experience with. I have fulfilled assignments in courts, at Federal, State and County levels, Social Services, business communications, education and Medical/hospital settings. I have interpreted over the phone as well. I have been working in these areas since, February 1992.
Translations reflect the accurate meaning of the original text, without additions or omissions and the tone is maintained (e.g., colloquial or formal). By using state of the art translation memory, I can guarantee consistency in terminology, style and other elements that are the key to high quality translation.
Translation is a passion and a profession. Probably in that order translators are often trained in other professions before they start translating, this is certainly true for me.
I find it very important to understand what I am translating – otherwise I could not do it.
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
I provide translation, interpretation and editing services to businesses, industry bodies, government departments, civil society organizations, NGO's and translation agencies. I produce Somali translations that do what you want them to do: convey the right message to the intended.
If you're looking for high-quality translation work, maybe I can help. Please do feel free to get in touch by e-mail or phone for more information. Here is my EMAILaddress:firstname.lastname@example.org