Literary Translation

I excel in Arabic-to-English literary translation of short stories, poetry, and novels. My current project, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, is translation of the Arabic epic Sirat al-Amira Dhat al-Himma, about a warrior woman and her adventures. See here for my literary translation profile on

General Translation

I am currently in the process of expanding my clients for Arabic-to-English translation of any documents. I provide transcription, transliteration, and subtitle services. In special cases, I work as a simultaneous interpreter, especially in Moroccan and Egyptian Arabic. Contact me for details.

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Why Arabic to English, not vice versa ?

In the field of translation, the highest quality work is produced by native speakers of the target language. I can assist with translation into Arabic, but professionally I translate only Arabic to English because I am a native speaker of English.

Email: melaniemagidow [at] gmail [dot] com

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