El-Bassyouni - Translator - Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Menha El-Bassyouni

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt




Detail and results-oriented, senior translator, experience in managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines, with excellent translation and editing capabilities, successful completion of numerous projects, a bilingual of English and Spanish, with an objective to establish a solid career in creative industry and gain new experiences to broaden potentialities for a wider career path.

Work History

Senior Legal Translator

Zaki Hashem & Partners

From December 2008

• Translation of contracts, agreements, and legal opinions
• Translation of court rulings, memorandum of association, articles of association
• Translation of legal correspondences, list of cases, statement of claim, statement of defense, powers of attorney, ministerial decrees and different types of legal documents.


PR & Communications

May 2006 - November 2008

Senior Translator and Editor
• Write and edit press releases in English, and translate news clippings of assigned client.
• Send accomplished work to IT Department as per set deadlines.
• Coordinate with Client Service Department for follow up and in order to ensure that service is provided as proper.
• Translate weekly reports prepared by Editorial Desk for assigned client.
• Write a report on a monthly basis of most important news for assigned client.

Senior Translator and Group Manager

El Farouk for Cultural Investments

January 2006 - May 2006

• Review and edit books and documents' translations completed by junior translators
• Coordinate work priorities and distribution of tasks with assistants to the head of translation department
• Scheduling timeframes for the different phases of the translation process completed by group members.
• Translate documents, contracts, and varied projects from Arabic to English

Junior/ Senior Translator

A Division of Al-Farouk Publishing House

August 2000 - December 2005

• Translate books on computer sciences, management, office politics, law, economics, education, self improvement, crafts, medicine, marketing, and others
• Review completed translations and book rehearsals in soft and hard copies
• Review translations completed by junior translators
• Coordinate and organize with other group members with regard to used terms and expressions, and timeframes
• Translate documents, contracts, and varied projects from Arabic to English

Junior Translator

El Manahel for Translation

August 1999 - July 2000

• Translate books on management and self improvement from English to Arabic
• Deliver the completed work to Arabic language editors for corrections, and make the necessary amendments

Free lance translator

A Division of IBM

December 1999 - April 2000

Translate books on UNIX, Windows and Microsoft Office from English to Arabic

Qualifications & Certifications

Translation Division



Escuela de Verano de Madrid

Spanish Language

Cairo Cervantes Institute

Spanish Language

Cairo Cervantes Institute

English Language

Ain Shames University

Al-Orman Secondary School

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