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Linguists speak fluently at least two languages and their role is converting information from one language to another. Usual work activities listed on a Linguist resume sample are converting documents into another language, making sure cultural references are considered, attending conferences, working as guides, and revising drafts. Based on our collection of example resumes, Linguists should demonstrate foreign language expertise, excellent writing skills, creativity, attention to details, and sensitivity to cultural differences. Many Linguists hold a Master's Degree in a relevant field.

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1

Linguist / Translator / Culture Advisor

Maintained full responsibility for facilitating the flow of concepts and ideas between diverse languages and cultures as a United States Army language translator, interpreter, and Iraqi cultural advisor for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Provided verbal and written translations from Arabic to English and English to Arabic.

  • Proficiently translated both technical and non-technical documents and interpreted for high commanders.
  • Interpreted statements made by participants during interviews, meetings, and conferences using various methods to preserve the original intent, meaning, and emphasis.
  • Displayed a professional and impartial attitude toward each speaker as to facts and opinions expressed.
  • Assisted with writing reports including opinion as to the credibility of the person interviewed for use by unit commander and for dissemination to lower, adjacent, and higher headquarters.
  • Earned multiple Certificates of Appreciation including 20th Brigade MITT Team, 20-5 (IA) MITT, 185th Military Intelligence Company, and 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade 1st Cavalry Division.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
History Of Philosophy
2

Linguistic Training Program Manager

  • Supervised linguist training and qualification for 115-member operations branch; mentored 25 trainees.
  • Initiated Job Qualification Standards and Training Plans for operational positions; coordinated with SMEs to update tasks and related technical references; scheduled and administered proficiency evaluations.
  • Standardized unit language test, mandatory requirements, and flight language challenge program; certification pass rate improved from 88% to 100% in 6 months.
  • Coordinated security clearances and procured supplies/materials to maximize training opportunities.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
3

Spanish Linguist

Responsible for researching, compiling, and evaluating SIGINT in support of Counter-Terrorism Targeting

  • Supplied well-written summaries, gist, and translations of raw foreign intelligence
  • Accessed databases used in geospatial analysis.
  • Analyzed and evaluated over 50,000 pieces of raw data contributing to multiple intelligence reports
  • Instrumental in the discovery of foreign extremist threat leading to capture of target
  • Audited and assessed intelligence database request for 15 personnel
  • Assisted in initial position qualifications for new members
  • Assumed Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge position, balanced administrative and mission tasks
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BBA
Information Systems
4

Intelligence Analyst/ Linguist

Successfully translated various voice intercepts and prepared reports on all findings, that were then submitted to higher headquarters for review

  • Planned and coordinated annual target language training and assisted newly assigned linguists with numerous translation projects in Chinese.
  • Participated in numerous statewide training exercises that specifically dealt with Intelligence Operations SIGINT, HUMINT and SCIF Operations
  • Served as the Intelligence NCO responsible for timely distribution of Tactical Military Movement Reports used by U.S. Forces and ROK Forces during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2008
  • Possesses knowledge of Intelligence collections systems, planning/ execution, and collection techniques
  • Ability to effectively conduct research, interpret and present intelligence data in clear and concise products
  • Successfully completed numerous 5-man team level projects which dealt with analysis, stability and support operations and Chinese translation
  • Possesses in depth knowledge of Chinese military weapons systems as well as their air, land and sea movement techniques
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AS
Arts And Sciences
5

Senior Linguist

Translated, transcribed and analyzed foreign language material in both graphic and voice formats with an extremely high level of accuracy.

  • Contributed to over a thousand translations, many of which have been included in serialized product reports.
  • Provided quality control [QC] and corrected translations done by junior linguists, leading to a higher level of accuracy and customer satisfaction.
  • Provided cultural analysis and strategic intelligence support.
  • Provided real-time intelligence support to special warfare operators and forward deployed units.
  • Facilitated training of junior language analysts selected to join an esteemed team within the branch, assisted junior linguists with difficult translations and target specific material.
  • Provided analytic assistance on serialized product reports.
  • Spearheaded a new training program for junior military members that resulted in a 100 percent pass rate of job qualification standards exams.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Modern Standard Arabic
BA
Political Science
MA
International Relations And Conflict Resolution
6

Linguist

Interpreter in the Human Intelligence Collection Team

  • Translated in intelligence source meetings with the American army, key leader engagements, and ISF training classes
  • Volunteered personal time to teach introductory Arabic classes to interested soldiers
  • Mentored other interpreters to improve their translating skills
  • Participated in a multitude of the military source operations yielding invaluable intelligence information
Candidate Info
27
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Management / Economics
7

Arabic and English Linguist

Job Description: I worked as a Linguist Liaison for TF-134 and the Central Criminal Court of Iraq. I interviewed soldiers, and detainees; and participate in Investigative Hearings and Trials.

  • Provided simultaneous, consecutive, summary, written and typed translation to US JAGs.
  • Translated and typed court documents in both English and Arabic.
  • Liaised between TF-134 and the Iraqi Hearing and Trial Courts.
  • Scheduled detainee trials.
  • Updated trial records using Microsoft Word.
  • Created a comprehensive Excel spreadsheet that tracked all pertinent detainee trial information.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Criminal Psychology
Business Administration
8

Linguist Specialist

  • Selected to supervise a team of 10 linguists assigned to train brigade security advisors.
  • Preformed over 60 escort missions providing translation support to high ranking US and Iraqi officials.
  • Coordinated over 10,000 sensitive movement plans and operations between the US and Iraqi forces.
  • Managed and accounted for over […] in weapons systems with no losses - received award for excellence during post command inspection.
  • Assisted logistics manager regarding more than 5M in inventory, building, and equipment.
  • Supported the company safety program with emphasis on personnel and equipment safety resulting in no losses due to accidents or negligence.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Computer Science
International Terrorism
9

Cryptologic Linguist

Received and maintained a Top Secret-SCI clearance after entering the [company name]

  • Graduated from the Defense Language Institute French Course
  • Completed the Apprentice Language Analyst (Non-Target) Course
  • Completed Integrated Data Sources and Enhanced Analytics Course
  • Regularly conducted signals equipment training at the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on Fort Carson
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
French
BS
Psychology
MA
Professional Counseling
10

Spanish Linguist

Worked 20-25hrs/wk while in high school and college, while maintaining a 2.5G.P.A

  • Translated legal documents from Spanish to English
  • Interpreted, wrote and spoke specific foreign language.
  • Researched foreign and domestic websites.
  • Performed analysis and derived information.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
English

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