Ergys Bezhani, PhD

Professional Interpreter and Translator

Certified Translator and Interpreter from Ministry of Justice Albania

Consecutive Interpreting

Simultaneous Interpreting

Translation  

Editing

Proofreading

Voice Over

Education

2014
PhD
University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages, English Department
2008
M.A
University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages, English Department
2004
MBA
University of Nebraska /University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics
1996 - 2000
B.A
American and British Studies, University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages, English Department
1995 - 1996
High School Diploma
McCullum High School, Austin, Texas, USA
1992 - 1995
High School Diploma
A.Z. Cajupi High School

Experience

1996 - Present
Freelance Translator/Interpreter English Language

– Facilitated policy dialogue with officials of local Albanian governments;
– Translated more than 30.000 pages and interpreted in more than 15.000 hours
– Interpreted and translated for country projects (national and international organizations) and visiting missions

2005 – Present
Full-time Lecturer
University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages, English Department

– Teach classes on Academic Writing, Text Analysis, General Linguistics, and American History;
– Researched course materials and helped design course curriculum on Academic Writing;
– Annually assess language skills of students for admission to English Program;
– Appointed by the Rector as Local Coordinator of the English Department at Saranda University;
– Member of post-graduate commission for defending English as a second language.

2000 – Present
Executive Director
Fan S. Noli Foundation – Arts and Culture

– Responsible for daily running of the office and coordinating with local partners;
– Establish new contacts and organize fund raising;
– Coordinated, organized and followed-up more than 100 projects over 9 years.

1999 – Present
Freelance Interpreter/Translator

– Facilitated policy dialogue with officials of local Albanian governments;
– Interpreted and translated for country projects and visiting missions;
– UN agencies, Council of Europe and Albanian government. Translated and drafted daily correspondence.

2006-2010
Full-Time Lecturer
Polis University, English

– Single-handedly researched and designed Academic Writing curriculum;
– Evaluated, graded and provided feedback on written output of students;
– Initiated and managed Free Writing Centre to help students improve their practical writing skills.

2000 – Present
Part-time Lecturer
Polytechnic University, Languages Department, English Section

– Taught advanced and special purpose English courses;
– Evaluated students’ entry levels through a variety of testing methods;
– Member of team translating materials for university English web page.

2005 – 2006
Assistant to Secretariat & Translator/Interpreter
Secretariat of Network of Associations of Local Authorities (Council of Europe)

– Organised meetings of NALAS, kept minutes of meetings, prepared agenda and proposed actions;
– Evaluated reports and presented monthly syntheses to CoE;
– Provided interpreting for local and international meetings.

2002 – 2002
Lecturer and Assesor
Albanian Development Advisory Services, Tirana, Albania

– Assisted with placement interviews and assigned students to various levels;
– Taught English classes to students of different levels and ages;
– Assisted with preparation of course syllabi.

Clients

List of some National and International Agencies I work with:
 
 

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