Freelance editor and proofreader specialising in journalism and academia.
As a self-certified logophile, I have a love for all things literary. I have always regarded writing to be one of the most powerful forms of expression and communication. As a published and qualified journalist and editor, I work with writers of all guises to improve their manuscripts, while respecting the essence and style of the author’s voice, to ensure their work is ready for publication.
Trained by The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and the Publishing Training Centre, and as a member of The British Association of Journalists, I am those fresh set of eyes that will aid you from behind the scenes to help you achieve your writing aspirations, by improving and enhancing your words, allowing you to focus on what you do best – writing. Or, if writing is not your forte, I can provide you with content for your publication, website or blog.
I am a founding member of an academic research group established by Gothenburg and Birzeit Universities, and have published my research in a collective book entitled Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900.
I have published a number of articles on the topics of Palestinian music and culture, music under occupation, Palestinian Hip-hop, music of the Palestinian Diaspora and music of the Arab Spring, in magazines such as The Middle East in London, The Youth Times and This Week in Palestine. I currently also work as a freelance copy-editor for The Middle East Monitor.
I have spoken at several conferences and symposiums about my research, and have been interviewed on BBC World News by Zainab Badawi and on Voice of America on the topic of protest music of the Arab Spring.
What you will receive from me – as well as my support, friendly ear and guidance – is efficiency, collaboration, consistency and a high-quality outcome of work.