Member since May '19

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English to Farsi (Persian)
English to Persian (Farsi)
Farsi (Persian) to English
Persian (Farsi) to English
French to Farsi (Persian)

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Ali Sharifi
I follow my binding words everywhere

New York, New York, United States
Local time: 07:38 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Farsi (Persian) Native in Farsi (Persian), Persian (Farsi) Native in Persian (Farsi)
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Jan 18 (posted via ProZ.com):  Presently, I am preparing myself for translation of a 116000-word book on Irvin D. Yalom, the great psychotherapist. As Yalom was a reputable psychotherapist and fiction writer, I need to read all his works before starting the translation. The writer who writes on Yalom is a professor of English. I assume the translation will take about a year to complete. ...more, + 10 other entries »
Total word count: 368

Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Training
Expertise
Specializes in:
Poetry & LiteratureLaw: Taxation & Customs
PsychologyGovernment / Politics
ReligionWine / Oenology / Viticulture
Law (general)Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
Finance (general)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 212, Questions answered: 536, Questions asked: 3
Project History 1 projects entered

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Payment methods accepted PayPal
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 10
Glossaries My glosssary
Translation education Master's degree - The New School for Social Research
Experience Years of translation experience: 31. Registered at ProZ.com: Mar 2018. Became a member: May 2019.
Credentials English to Farsi (Persian) (B.A from Tehran University, verified)
English to Persian (Farsi) (Author of translated books)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, CafeTran Espresso, MateCat, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Wordfast Anywhere, Ms. Word , Wordfast
Professional practices Ali Sharifi endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Improve my productivity
  • Help or teach others with what I have learned over the years
  • Other - Be useful
Bio


About Me

My love of English language changed my entire career, from studying law to
study of English language and literature in Tehran University in mid-1960's. I
was immediately rewarded at that very young age with a teaching job at Air
Force  Language School where I became familiar with American system of
teaching and the application of SOP in class. During my military service,
instead of being sent to remote areas of the country, like my fellow countrymen,
I was kept in capital near my relatives as instructor of English for high
ranking officers of the army who needed further English instruction to go
to the United States military academy. 

Opportunity
Knocks if You are Prepared

After my military service, I passed an English test which opened the door to
another great opportunity of scholarship to study economics at Maryland State
University USA for 18 months as a young economist for the Plan Organization of
Iran.

Life as
Negotiated Relationship

It is to the five-year period of my work as a loan officer in Plan Organization
in charge of loan agreement between the government of Iran and the World Bank
and the US Export-Import Bank that I owe my familiarity with, legal terminology
of international trade, loan agreements, legal opinion and promissory notes.

First Taste
of Translation

 It was in the same period that I
translated my first book from English into Farsi, The Story of Gandhi, by Taya
Zinkin, the book was published by a major publishing house in Iran in 1975.

The decade 1970's was a period of major change in Iran. The increase in the
price of oil brought vast wealth to the country; businesses started booming. I
had fulfilled my obligation of working for government for five years against
the expenses of my scholarship. I left the public and joined the private
sector.

Life
from a Different Angle

Private sector was a new field of experience and more rewarding. As head of
foreign section of a car assembling company, the new field involved following
supply orders, exchanging communications about price increase, and price
negotiations, trips to the United States as interpreter and assistant to the
CEO of the company.

Reality
is Socially Constructed

During the trips to the United States, I used the free time I had to search
book stores to find books to quench the thirst that I had for new knowledge.
Among the books most appealing to me were those related to sociology and
specially the discipline of phenomenology, in which, I thought, I could discover
the secret of the appearances in life. I bought many books in sociology and
devoted all my free time to studying them.

Up and
Down

The fascination with sociology led to my departure for U.S.A. to follow the
studies and get my PhD in the field. During a year and half, I received my M.A.
and completed the required courses, oral and written exams for PhD. But the
revolution stopped everything. I could not receive funds from Iran and I had to
work full time to support my family. 

Life as Gordian
Knot

The new phase of my life was what I had never imagined: salesman of oriental
carpets. Soon, I developed a passion for color, design, art and artisanship. The
society of phenomena of previous year became a concrete fabric made of millions
of knots of relationship, some fine like knots of Persian silk carpets and some
coarse but beautiful like Turkish Oushak carpets. Involved was also knowing New
York oriental carpet district, its merchants, price negotiations, dealing with
designers and architect, getting to know people, and I loved it.

Full Time
Translation

I retired from working in oriental carpet industry in June 2011, and have
been translating as a free lancer. Besides translation for others, I have
translated the following books:

1- Diseases of Fruit Trees and Natural
Cure for them
, Translation
of University Extension articles of different States

2- The Animal Farm, George Orwell, New
translation

3- First Love, Ivan
Turgenev, Translated from English translation

4- The Last
Leaf, by O. Henry

5- The Gift of
the Magi by O. Henry

6- The Little Match Girl,
by Hans Christian Andersen

7- The Death of
Truth, Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump, by Michiko Kakutani

8- Fear, Trump in the
White House by Nob Woodward

9- Love and War
in Intimate Relationships, by Marion Solomon and Stan Tatkin

10- To Be Read
by Women Only, a short story by Nassim Lotfi from Persian into English

11- Dialog in
Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu, by Maurice Joly, from English
translation

12- Les déséquilibres de l’amour, Le vieux et l’amour,
par Armand Dubarry, from French

13- Hervey de Saint-Denys, Six nouvelles nouvelles, traduites
pour la première fois du chinois par le Marquis d’Hervey-Saint-Denys,
translated from French.

14- Roses,
History, Varieties, Maintenance and Care
, translated
from various State university extensions

 

My Core Values

Dedication
to client

Professional
integrity

Respect
for human values irrespective of country, religion, sex or race

Punctuality

Fairness

Contact Me

My preferred
way of contact is email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 220
PRO-level pts: 212


Top languages (PRO)
English to Farsi (Persian)128
English to Persian (Farsi)48
Persian (Farsi) to English12
Farsi (Persian) to English8
English8
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Other96
Science40
Art/Literary28
Social Sciences20
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Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.40
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters32
Law (general)16
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama16
Law: Contract(s)12
Psychology8
Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright8
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