Arab world

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The vast majority of content produced in and about the Arab world is available in Arabic and English. Daily headlines and specialist publications read by a minority of people aside, German readers are faced with a lack of information in their own language about many goings-on in the multifaceted Middle East region.

 

German researchers, students and journalists often have to use foreign-language sources of information in their work, and with my language services I help to bridge the linguistic gap.

Calling the Middle East my second home since 2003, I can ensure that the cultural references in your every word, frame or tweet are fully understood by German audiences.

 
 

Services

 
 
 

TRANSLATION

• Websites, news articles, presentations, exhibition catalogues

• Non-fiction, short stories, book blurbs and reviews, song lyrics

• History of the MENA region, politics, art, literature, film and music, journalism, teaching Arabic, Muslims in Europe

PROOFREADING & EDITING

• Of German translations and original texts

• Special focus on consistent terminology and the spelling of Arabic names

• Ensuring cultural references will be understood

SOCIAL MEDIA LOCALISATION

• Research into suitable platforms to reach target audiences

• Translation and adaptation of tweets/updates/blog posts

• Full-scale German social media campaigns for organisations, book releases, films, exhibitions, etc.

SUBTITLING

• Documentaries, feature films, short films, web videos

• English and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) into German

• Translation of templates from English, MSA, and the Egyptian and Levantine dialects

 
 

Since 2001, I have acquired substantial expertise in a vast array of fields through:

 

Countries lived in:

- Syria (1.5 years), Egypt (3 years)

Countries visited:

- Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman

Memorable translation projects:

- Lyrics of rap songs by Egyptian rapper and activist Mohamed El-Deeb

- Large-volume translation for the exhibition Space, Time, Dignity, Rights about Palestinian refugee camps

(both in cooperation with my colleague Jessica Siepelmeyer)

My professional experience includes work in the following areas:

- Journalism (online magazine Thara, Damascus, 2010)

- Project promoting the translation of Arabic literature into English (English PEN, Cairo, 2008)

- International academic cooperation (DAAD, Cairo, 2006)

MA in Translation Studies; major in Arabic including the study of:

- Arabic language

- Literature

- History of the Middle East & North Africa

- Politics

Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World (online course at the University of Copenhagen, via Coursera)

Co-organiser of the London Arabic Language Meetup Group since 2009:

- Insider to London’s Middle Eastern cultural scene

- Regular Arabic practice with native speakers from various countries

-Assisting beginners in learning Arabic

- Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)

- Levantine and Egyptian dialects

- Classical (Koranic) Arabic

 
 

You can also choose a combination of services to benefit from comprehensive German content for various outlets, thus enabling you to reach a larger audience – all from a single source with an in-depth understanding of your goals.

Reach out to German speaking audiences.