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Translation, Linguistic Validation, Editing, Proofreading & Review

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English: High level of proficiency in reading and writing.

Hindi: Native speaker.

Urdu: Advanced knowledge with proficiency in reading/writing and ability to speak.

Professional Experience

  • Journalistic: I have retired a few weeks ago as a News Editor with the PTI-Bhasha, the Hindi service of the Press Trust of India (PTI), New Delhi. In my journalistic career, spanning more than 25 years, I have translated & edited more than 20,000,000 words of news reports, features and articles.

  • Technical: More than 7,500,000 words of Finance, commercial, IT, Industry, legal, educational and other documents translated from English to Hindi.

  • Medical: Translated 1,500,000 words of clinical trial studies for new drugs and medical literature. Project management of several linguistic validation projects simultaneously for patient-reported outcome. The responsibilities include translation and cultural adaptation of questionnaires and reports and recruiting and interviewing patients for validating the translated text.

  • Literature: Translated one novel, one collection of short stories, numerous short stories and poems in Hindi and Urdu.

  • Website Localization: Translated website content for dozens of websites.

  • Others: Creatively translated brochures, certificates & publicity materials for several agencies and organizations.

Shahid Akhtar

Shahid Akhtar

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