Alaa Alchi

Freelance Arabic Translator & Article Writer

Location:Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Alaa Alchi
3541 Victoria Park Road, Apt. 224, Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 654-0838

To obtain a position as a translator, interpreter or Arabic language instructor.

Position July 2003-December 2007
Interpreter – L-3 Communication
• Served as a linguist for the U.S. Army Engineers
• Awarded two Commander's Awards for Civilian Service and five certificates of appreciation from U.S. Army Engineer battalions
• Received a total of twelve letters of recommendation and appreciation from military and civilian superiors for interpretation services

Lobby Manager September 2001-October 2002
Nineveh International Hotel – Mosul, Iraq
• Received guests to hotel cordially and professionally in a fast-paced environment
• Assisted guests with requests and provided concierge services to a Western professional and tourist clientele
• Managed bell and lobby services

Translator 1998-2000
Al-Mamoon Publishing House – Baghdad, Iraq
• Translated books, magazines, news articles, and other media as requested by government agencies
• Worked on teams to translate novels and other publications for print in Iraq

English Teacher 1991-1997
Azmar Secondary School – Sulaymaniya, Iraq
• Taught English grammar, pronunciation, conversation, and composition to high school students
• Prepared curriculum and instruction for classrooms of forty students each

Fluent in Arabic and English

Professional Memberships
Member, Iraqi Translators' Association and FIT (International Federation of Translators), September 1991-Present, and member of ATA.

British Council English Summer Program (Summer 1990)
British Council in Baghdad

B.A. In English Language (1985-1990)
Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq
Coursework including authorship of two articles on English literature: “Repetition in Poetry and How to translate it” and “Bayard Taylor's Interest in the Arab Orient”