To be listed in the directory as a professional linguist, you need to be endorsed by three linguists. You can choose your endorsers from the list of endorsed linguists here.

Ask the three of them to fill out the questionnaire below.

 Questionnaire for endorsement

The candidate has asked for your endorsement. Would you please answer the following by Yes or No? 

 

SN

Statement

Yes OR No

1

Candidate has worked on translation/linguistic projects for you.

 

2

English-into-Arabic (including general translation) work amounted to 25,000 words or above.

 

3

Arabic-into-English (including general translation) work amounted to 25,000 words or above.

 

4

Candidate submitted the work on time.

 

5

Candidate’s translation did not need major editing.

 

6

Your customer was happy with the translation OR did not object to the quality of candidate’s work.

 

6

When you assign a work to the candidate, to the best of your knowledge he/she has not subcontracted it to another translator without your permission.

 

7

Candidate translated for you:

English into Arabic Legal Texts (laws, court decisions, contracts)

 

8

Candidate translated for you:

Arabic into English Legal Texts (laws, court decisions, contracts)

 

 

Does the candidate master the following skills when translating from English into Arabic?

 

9

Use of Arabic cohesion

و  ثم  ومع ذلك  باستثناء لكنَّ ولعل  ومن هنا الذي   التي

الخ؟

 

10

Avoidance of common mistakes in Arabic such as

قمت بتسجيل السيارة.

تم تسجيل السيارة.

لكن يذهب الرجل إلى المدينة.

كلما زاد الدخل كلما تحسن الوضع.

وضع حركة الضمة في أول الكلمة دون تشكيل بقية الحروف مثل: يُعين بدلاً من يُعيَّن أو يُعيِّن

المضاف إليه: بناء المنازلِ (صحيحة) بناء المنازلَ (مغلوطة)

بشكل كبير

على نحو واضح

 

11

He uses free translation and avoids literal translation.

 

 

Arabic-English Translation

 

12

Rendered sentences are not long

 

13

Full proficiency of grammar

 

14

Word usage is always correct

 

15

Uses free translation skillfully

 

16

Observes differences in language genres

 

17

To the best of your knowledge, the candidate is eager to contribute to the translators' community and will be ready to share knowledge with others.

 

 

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