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Fixer/Translator Cairo

Looking for a Fixer and Translator for a photo assignment in Cairo. We are looking to get images of the city and city life and need someone who knows how to get around and can get us all the right permits and approvals.

All dates are not set yet but planning to come middle of September and stay for 4 days.

The project is and photo/art project by Studio Jens Assur www.studiojensassur.com

by Alex Gjers at 2012-08-20 10:42:55 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Hi, I’m Joseph I work as a fixer and translator in Cairo and all over Egypt, willing to work with you.
my profile on lightstalkers is Joseph Louis
email: Jo_4chr@hotmail.com
cell phone: 002 0122 2243425

by joseph louis | 20 Aug 2012 14:08 | cairo, Egypt | | Report spam→
Dear Alex,

I am a fixer/producer here in Cairo. I am delighted to work with you.

Splendid command of Arabic and English.

call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com

References below:
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I am a correspondent with BBC News, based in London. I worked alongside Mr Seddik for almost 2 weeks earlier this year when I was on assignment in Egypt. During that time I found him to be an outstanding
individual who would be an excellent asset to any organization.
Specifically he has an acute awareness of how the media works, the
demands that the modern media operates under, and the need to handle
such demands with clarity, consistency and integrity. His language
skills, especially his knowledge of English, are absolutely first
class and he has an ability to express himself in a manner that many
native English speakers would find difficult to improve upon. I have
absolutely no hesitation in recommending Ahmed Seddik.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Buchanan
Correspondent
BBC News


COPPER POT PICTURES hired Ahmed Seddik to be our fixer when we traveled to Egypt in June 2012 to film WE MUST GO, our documentary about the Egyptian Football team. Though we had tried to sort out various rights and permissions prior to traveling to Egypt, it wasn’t until Ahmed came on board that we started to see results. From permissions with the various football associations to permits from the Egyptian government to our daily transportation, Ahmed arranged everything. It was unbelievable. He is a motivated and capable fixer who assured that everything was taken care of prior to our arrival. Ahmed paved the way for a smooth shoot; we didn’t have to worry about anything except doing our jobs. He met each new challenge and wrinkle to the shoot with a positive attitude and a willingness to see that our wishes were carried out. His services were invaluable. We have shot documentaries around the world and much of the success (or failure) for our projects depend on the talents of our local fixers: I am pleased to say that Ahmed is the best we’ve worked with and I look forward to a continued partnership on WE MUST GO and future Copper Pot projects shot throughout Egypt and the Middle East. My only hesitation in writing this glowing review is that I want to make sure no one else hires him when we need him!


Dave LaMattina
Producer/Director | COPPER POT PICTURES
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I have hired Mr Seddik on two occasions – once in Egypt and once in Libya. On both occasions he was working as a translator and fixer for the BBC team. We were working in a high pressured environment, doing very long hours and I was extremely impressed with him. He has excellent English – better than any other translator I have worked with so far in the region.

He is confident in dealing with journalists and communicated with the people we interviewed in a respectful and friendly manner. He has a vast knowledge of politics and current affairs as well as the history of Egypt and the wider Middle East. This was invaluable both for interviews and in general conversation.

He is also particularly good at turning dry facts into fascinating anecdotes and was often able to entertain and educate us with interesting stories about Egypt’s history. He is obviously passionate about the country, its history and culture.

What most impressed me about Mr Seddik however is his energy and enthusiasm, even after working for extremely long hours. Many other translators I have worked with have been irritable after working for very long hours, but Mr Seddik remained alert, cheerful and hardworking no matter how many hours he had done.

He was always punctual, courteous and is good at taking the initiative when needed.

Helena Merriman
Broadcast Journalist
BBC World Service
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I am a producer for The CBS Evening News, a national nightly newsprogram in the United States. In early February, Correspondent Terry McCarthy and I were sent to Egypt to cover the events of Tahrir Square, and we hired Ahmed as our interpreter, our guide, and what we in the news business call a “fixer” – that is, someone who can arrange the interviews we need, sort through the facts we want, and generally make our lives easier in a foreign country.

Ahmed was amazing. He helped us navigate through Cairo at a very difficult time with a combination of street smarts, great attitude, and an uncanny command of the English language. Also, there is no higher-pressure environment than television journalism, and we had Ahmed working for us about 20 hours a day for 3 weeks; he never failed to jump at the assignment and he never complained.

In Ahmed we found not only an amazing producer, but a great resource for all things Egypt. His offhand knowledge of Egyptian history, of pharaohs and antiquities, of hieroglyphics and pyramids is astounding. He can quote ancient Egyptian texts from memory. In many ways he was our tour guide and history professor on top of everything else.

Sincerely,

Erin Lyall George

Producer

The CBS Evening News

by Ahmed Seddik | 21 Aug 2012 02:08 | Cairo , Egypt | | Report spam→

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Alex Gjers, Producer/Project Manager Alex Gjers
Producer/Project Manager
Stockholm , Sweden
joseph louis, fixer and translator joseph louis
fixer and translator
Egypt , Egypt
Ahmed Seddik, Producer and Translator Ahmed Seddik
Producer and Translator
(Producer and Translator )
Cairo , Egypt


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