Fouad Kittana

Contact Information
Calgary
Business Name
Fouad Kittana
Source Language Target Language Membership Category Membership Tier
English Arabic Translator Associate
Accepts Freelance Work?
Yes
About

Fouad Kittana
Calgary, AB, T2XOE1
E: fouadkettana@hotmail.com T: 5874383555

Professional Summary
Dedicated English-Arabic translator with many years of experience working in professional and educational environments. Exceptionally accurate translation skills, including simultaneous translation between all parties during teleconferences and in-person meetings. Diverse translation work including scientific materials and large-scale executive organization documents. Consistently relied upon for verification and correction of translated materials. Experience teaching other translators through one-on-one mentoring and professional development courses. I am passionate about facilitating productive cross-cultural relationships and have created extensive informational material and coursework to help colleagues understand and develop cultural sensitivity. I am in the process of obtaining my Canadian translation license from ATIA. I am a volunteer for CCIS and ISC Calgary.

Skills
• Fluent in Arabic, including colloquialisms, business vocabulary, and scientific terminology.
• Experienced with several computer programs, including Microsoft Office
• Extremely precise and dedicated
• Comfortable with both verbal and written communication, including preparing and giving presentations.

Education:
2022 – Associate Member ATIA
2016 – 2019 Licensed Legal Translator, Ministry of Justice, UAE
1998 – Diploma in School-Based Assessment, Cambridge University
1997 – High Diploma TESOL, College of Preceptors, England
1971 – BA English Literature, College of Arts, Baghdad University, Iraq

Professional Courses:
• Audio-visual Aids and Language labs
• HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Book Publications
• Macmillan Book Publications
• Teaching English as a second language
• Course in Methodological Perspectives & Performance Skills

 

Highlight of Work Experience
• Translate written and verbal communications between English and Arabic.
• Serve as on-call translator for teleconferences as required.
• Mentor intern translators, including teaching internal professional development courses and reviewing final project materials.
• Train new hires on company-specific translation standards, including proper handling of proprietary material.
• Provide review and verification of translation work as required, including materials created by third-party translation services.
• Translated communications between Aarbic-speaking and English-speaking parties as required.
• Completed backlog of written translations and entered information into digital database.
• Authored informational booklet of common phrases and cultural mannerisms to help colleagues during international communications.
• Received Outstanding Employee recognition.
• Participated in intensive professional training program translating written and verbal communications.
• Completed final project translating proprietary scientific study materials, including procedures, observations, methodologies, and results.
• Briefed translated materials to foreign counterparts via video conference.
Additional Experience:
• Member of FIT (International Translators Federation)
• Legal sworn in translator licensed by the Ministry of Justice, Dubai , UAE as English-Arabic-English translator
• Chairman of school accreditation committee
• Coordinator for the Committee For the New English Book, Saudi Arabia
• Word Processing Computer Course
• Spoken and Written Languages : Arabic , English, Turkish
• Licensed Assessor for the Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge University Assistant
• Assistant Supervisor and proctor for SAT Examination
• Computer literate
• Conducted, coordinated and attended various workshops and seminars in the field of teaching English as a second language.

Work History
03/2016 to 03/2019
Al-Masarrah Translation Est. ? Dubai, UAE

01/1972 to Present
Independent translator-freelancer

01/2007 to 01/2015
Al-Zuhour Private School, Sharjah U.A.E

01/2005 to 01/2007
Al-Andalus School, American Int’l School ? Dubai

01/1999 to 01/2005
Coordinator and English Teacher Dubai National School ? Dubai

01/1995 to 01/1999
Amman, Jordan, Coordinator and English Teacher New English School

01/1992 to 01/1995
Coordinator and English Teacher Baghdad Int’l School ? Baghdad, Iraq

01/1985 to 01/1991
English Language Inspector Ministry of Education – Saudi Arabia

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