Shaimaa Riad

Shaimaa is an Egyptian translator in her 30s who has been passionate about language and culture since childhood. She was born in Egypt and raised in Qatar until she was 11, when she returned to Egypt. She lives and breathes MSA Arabic as well as the Gulf and Egyptian dialects and cultures. She translates and localizes from English to Arabic and has specialized in legal, U.N., and E.U. affairs, as well as general and documentary translations, since 2006. She manages the Clubhouse hashtag #Clubhousel10nInsights and its associated blog at, of which she is the owner and founder.