Marhaba – Hello! – مرحبا

I provide high-quality, reliable language expertise. My credentials include a PhD in Arabic Studies (The University of Texas at Austin, 2013) and twelve years of experience in the fields of translating (Arabic to English), editing (English), and teaching (Arabic language and culture).

Arabic to English Translation

I work in both literary and general Arabic to English translation. My publications include the genres of academic articles, novels, and short stories. I am open to working with any documents, and I also provide transcription and transliteration services.


I have experience in four levels of editing: developmental, line editing, copyediting, and proof reading. I am most experienced preparing academic writing for publication, but I am open to working with other genres.

Email: melaniemagidow [at] gmail [dot] com

Photo Credits: Tiles (2nd from right) by Gina Choo; others by Melanie Magidow.