Mpasua Msonobari

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offlineJoined August 9, 2016Education and/or pedagogyKenya
I am a Swahili native speaker and professional, have been in the industry for almost 2 decades, I do hold a degree in Translation and Interpretation, I am open handed for your projects!
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A few things about me

Editing and Proofreading, Simultaneous Interpreting, Transcreation, Transcription
From 16 to 20 years of experience
American Translators Association

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My rates

0.12 USD per source word
0.06 USD per source word
From 15 to 25 USD

My fields of expertise and areas of interest

Education and/or pedagogy
Agriculture and/or animal husbandry

My education

Zanzibar Institute of Kiswahili and other African Languages; Bachelors Degree Arts, First Class Honors
Kenyatta University(JAB); Bed Arts Degree, First Class Honors
Proficiency in English & Swahili Languages
Kiswahili and History; Swahili Translation and Interpretation

My biography and experience

Native Language(s) Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi and Other African Languages (I am proficient in this as they are my professional working languages.) Other African Language(s) Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo, and Luganda (I call these the Other BIG 5 African Languages which I and my Team process more frequently. Kindly find the other popular African Langauges in the annexes on request. ) Communication skills ▪ I have good communication skills gained through my experience as the respresentative of Languages Africa in local and overseas presentations. ▪ I am also a motivational speaker and great crusader and activist of the adaption and use of the Swahili language and Other African Languages! I have mastered this through my smart Swahili/English Interpretation Skills. Organisational / Managerial skills ▪ Founder at Languages Africa since March 1999. (Currently responsible for its 10 year strategic plan in making it the biggest African Languages Service Provider globally.) ▪ CEO at Languages Africa since March 1999. (Currently responsible for over 100 In-house native African Languages resources and over 5,000 online resources in the same.) Job-related skills ▪ Swahili Translator and Interpreter which I have earned by working at Languages Africa. ▪ Swahili Transcreation Expert which I have got by working at Languages Africa. ▪ Swahili Transcription Expert which I have attained by working at Languages Africa. ▪ Swahili Website Localization Expert which I have mastered by working at Languages Africa. ▪ Swahili Proofreading and Editing which I have earned by working at Languages Africa. ▪ Swahili Voice over Artist which I have earned by working at Languages Africa. Computer skills ▪ I do own and have mastered the latest C.A.T Tools such as SDL Trados 2015, Wordfast Professional, MemoQ, SDLX, Transtool , Across, OmegaT and others. Other skills ▪ I am also a Swahili author and have written several Swahili books away from my busy ‘translating and interpreting’ schedule. These include: "Learning Swahili is Fun!" ie Volume 1, 2 and 3, "Mteremko Mgumu", "Jipende Mwanamke", “Tafsiri na Ukalimani” translated in English as Translation and Interpretation, "Pombe ya Mpambe”, "MasaIbu ya Mahabubu” and many others. Driving skills ▪ I love driving! I have a valid license. In the last year alone I have driven over 10,000 miles.