Fitsum

Freelance Medical Translator & Proofreader

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Location:Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/fitsum
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FITSUM MISGINA
8115 Schrider St. Apt # 10, Silver Spring MD 20910
Cell: +1-240-478-0813
fitsumber91@gmail.com

SKILLS SUMMARY
• Tri-lingual; Native speaker of Tigrinya and Amharic, with fluency in English
• 5+ years experience in teaching, translation and interpretation
• Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office applications, Wordfast Pro, Classic, Anywhere

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Transperfect Translations October2011-Present
• Translation-English-Amharic & English-Tigrinya
• Proofreading and other Translation services.

The International Center for Language Studies; Washington, DC September 2011- Present
Tigrinya Instructor
• Provide instruction for government, non-profit and business officials wishing to become proficient in Tigrinya
• Create lesson plans and study materials to assist Tigrinya students as they prepare for the proficiency exam
Administer exams to track student progress

Guest Services Inc., Aerospace Museum; Washington, DC March 2011-December2011
Customer Service Representative/Utility Facilitator
• Provide excellent service to Museum guests, including Museum information and food service

The International Rescue Committee; Shimelba Refugee Camp, Ethiopia 2007-2008
Community Awareness Instructor
• Taught classes of 30-40 students, ages 16-22
• Created lesson plans to instruct students on Gender Based Violence (GBV) issues
• Encouraged the participation of students while working to raise awareness for GBV and other gender- related issues
• Facilitated house coffee-discussions to encourage informal student participation and allowing for the integration of new ideas
• Assisted with the translation of teaching materials to local languages, including Tigrinya

Refugee Central Committee; Shimelba Refugee Camp, Ethiopia 2007-2008
Chairperson
• Worked as an advocate for refugee rights
• Acted as the bridge between refugees and refugee assistance organizations, including UNHCR, ARRA, IRC, ZOA, Refugee Care, etc.
• Translated and interpreted all legal documents between refugees and refugee assistance organizations; Utilized tri-lingual abilities in English, Amharic, and Tigrinya
• Collected information about refugee needs through surveys and reported findings to UNHCR, ARRA and IRC

Eritrean Military Division; Senafe/Mendefera, Eritrea 1998-2005
First Aide Instructor/ Nurse
• Taught a one month course to over 100 students seeking First Aide training
• Administered medication to patients as prescribed by the physician
• Conducted evaluations of patients medical history and symptoms, monitored vital signs and prescribed medication as needed
• Admitted new patients to the hospital and referred patients to other services when necessary

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Mary`s Center for Child and Maternal Care; Washington, DC 2011
Interpretation and Information Aide Volunteer

EDUCATION
Ethiopian Adventist College; Shashamane, Ethiopia 2010
BA in Community Development and Leadership, Minor in Social Work

Asmara University; Asmara, Eritrea 1996
BA in Agriculture, concentration in Soil & Water Conservation

GONDAR MEDICAL COLLEGE, GONDAR, ETHIOPIA 1991
DIPLOMA IN SANITARY SCIENCE

REFERENCES

Mr. John Stauffer
Director
The American Team for Freedom for Eritrea
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(484) 437-0377

Ms. Ruth Reynolds
Supervisor
Guest Services Inc.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 589-0546

Ms. Jaclyn Vaseleck
Employment Specialist
International Rescue Committee
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 562-8633 ext. 315
Skills (2) Rating
Medical Translation
Proofreading