Khaled Aljbaili was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1953. He studied at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Aleppo, Syria, and graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature. He obtained a Diploma in Translation at the same university. He was chief translator and interpreter at The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Syria (1983–97). He then passed the United Nations international translators exam and worked as a translator/reviser at the UN’s Arabic Translation Service in New York (1998–2015). He has translated more than sixty books (mainly literature and history), along with hundreds of articles, booklets and short stories from English into Arabic. Currently he works as a freelance translator and lives in California, USA.