Ali Darwish

Translation, Technical Communication and Media Consultant

PhD in Media and Communication Studies (QUT), Master of Information Studies in Knowledge Management (UoC), MA in Translation (Salford), Postgraduate Diploma in Translation (London), BA Eng, Accredited Advanced Translator (English-Arabic and Arabic-English, NAATI 4 since 1989), Final Translator's Examination Certificate (FTEC) (UK), Official Translation and Interpreting Examiner (1990 -2002).

Ali Darwish is a technical communication, translation, knowledge management and Business Process Management consultant with over thirty years of experience. He has held positions in information technology, education, knowledge transfer and business process analysis in the United Kingdom, USA, the Middle East, and Australia. He has taught translation and interpreting theory and practice, discourse studies, and professional ethics at Australian universities for 12 years and has authored several books on translation and cross-cultural and technical communication.

Ali is founder and director of the Translation Standards Institute and founding editor of Translation Watch Quarterly, Australia's first ever international refereed Journal of Translation Studies. He is author of The Translator's Guide, The Interpreter's Guide, The Transfer Factor, Language, Translation and Identity, and The Book of Wonders of Arabic Blunders.

Ali has worked as a lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Theory and Practice at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia from 1999 to 2006, conducting classes comprising 15 languages and more than 25 nationalities (Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Farsi, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Mandarin, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese and Auslan).

He is also a Translation Standards and Quality Assurance Consultant to several domestic and international service providers.

Ali is winner of the prestigious Gibran International Literary Award for 2007.

Research Interests

 Translation, Cross-cultural Communication, Media Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Knowledge Management and Transfer, Terminology, technical communication.


 Technical Writing, Information Design, Translation, Localization, Knowledge Management, Process Engineering, Standards, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Media Studies.


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