French Linguistic Translations - "Bridging cultures. Bridging gaps."
Nora Bessaha, BA., MA.
French/English Legal Translator
French/English Interpreter
"Connecting ideas word at a time."
I started off my career in 1978 at United Nations International School, graduating with an International Baccalaureate (concentrations in: French, Philosophy, Biology, Chemistry, Math and English) in 1990. I then obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French Literature with a Minor in English from New York University in 1994. I went on to pursue my Master's Degree from Columbia University's Reid Hall Program and facility in Paris, France in French Cultural Studies and graduated in 1996. Finally, I obtained my Paralegal Certificate from New York Paralegal School in 2007 and my Interpreter's Certificate from Bromberg & Associates LLP - Legal Online Interpreters in 2010. Currently, I am studying for my New York State and New Jersey State Simultaneous Interpreters Court Certifications.
I am the daughter of immigrant American, Berber-Algerian parents. As an American and native New Yorker I practice and am bilingual in French and English. I also have conversational Spanish language skills. I have always made trips to Paris, France over the summers, and lived in Paris as a graduate student after which I decided to make the pursuit of translating French my full-time occupation. I started a PhD. at CUNY-The Graduate School Center here in New York, but opted to pursue a career in Translation and Localization in the end. I am a translator who specializes in Legal and Business translations (specialisms: Immigration Law, Human Rights). I especially enjoy using my writing and translation consulting services in working with agencies and individuals who service linguistic and cultural minorities and deal with Women's Issues in the Middle. Recently, I have found an aptitude for Medical Interpreting.
“I hired Nora to translate a series of interviews for a documentary film I produced about health care in Burundi, Africa. She was a delight to work with and provided excellent work on deadline. I highly recommend her.” Amy Brown, 50 Eggs Films
June 1, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, On Time ,
hired NORA as a Translator/Interpreter in 2009
“Nora recently worked for me on a small but technically demanding assignment which consisted of translating my CV and that of my wife into French from the source language of English. I have to say that I was extremely satisfied with the high quality of her translation, the timely completion of the work as well as the helpful, friendly manner in which Nora deals with her clients.
Without a doubt, I would readily do business with her anew, and have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her services to anyone.” Vik Ramsoondur, Businessman
August 3, 2010
Top qualities: Good Value, On Time, High Integrity
hired NORA as a CV translation in 2010
“Nora has provided French>English transcription and translation services for our company a couple of times. On both occasions, she was professional, timely and easy to work with. The quality of the work she delivered also met our standards.” Michelle Ip, aLanguage Bank
June 15, 2011
Top qualities: Good Value, On Time, High Integrity
hired NORA as a Translator in 2010, and hired NORA more than once
Association Memberships:
New York Circle Of Translators - Member, since 2010
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