HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATION
- Highly skilled as a writer and editor
- Great communication and interpersonal skills
- Team-work oriented
- Work well in high-paced environments
- Great organizational skills
- Bilingual (fluent in Arabic and English)
- Extensive experience with research, especially Internet-based
2013 – 2016
Postgraduate certificate in Publishing at the Chang School of Continuing Education – Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)
Certificate in Modern Standard Arabic at International House (Cairo, Egypt)
- MSA12, equivalent to CEFR Level C2 (Mastery)
2007 – 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)
- Major in Journalism
- Minor in Philosophy
- Minor in Political Science
WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
2012 – present: Freelance writer and editor
Wrote articles for multiple publications, edited and beta-read manuscripts.
2014 – 2015: Arabic tutor at LoveArabic
Built courses for beginner and intermediate students, taught private and group lessons, designed a website through Weebly, designed promotional material for the courses.
2014: Freelance Arabic tutor
Maintained a website providing free online lessons, taught individualized private lessons.
2014: Online Editor at EDMTOR.com
Edited content on WordPress to ensure search engine optimization and to fit the format of the website.
2013 – 2014: Editorial Intern at Penguin Canada
Read manuscripts and wrote reports, edited manuscripts (developmental, structural, and copy editing), assisted with research, created profit and loss statements, entered data into marketing database.
2013: Writer at Popyoularity.com
Wrote music reviews.
2013: Writer at LoveThisCity.ca
Wrote articles about cultural and music events around Toronto.
2012 – 2013: Writer at Pulsar Recordings
Wrote promotional copy for new releases.
2012: Editorial Intern at eFiction Magazine
Wrote comments on manuscripts to assist the copyeditor.
2012: Editor at Neos Magazine
Assigned stories for writers, edited content.
2011: Photography Coordinator for Journalists for Human Rights – Concordia
Took photos at events related to human rights, coordinated a regular flow of pictures for the “Photo of the Week” section of the organization’s website.
2008 – 2009: Assistant Opinions Editor at The Concordian
Fact-checked, copyedited, and wrote articles published in the weekly student newspaper.
2007 – 2008: Staff writer at The Concordian
Published an extensive number of articles in the news, opinions, and arts sections.
2006 – 2007: Intern blogger for No Sweat Apparel
Blogged professionally about the company’s products and achievements.