Managed the copyediting, proofreading, interior calligraphy and cover design for the first Zaynab Books publication, the middle grade novel Journey Beyond the Great Tree.
Completed the developmental editing of the second edition of this novel, working with subject matter experts, educators, and beta readers to ensure the soundness of the text, and cultural sensitivity towards its intended readership of Muslim parents, children, and educators.
As art director, I ensured the book cover and interior design met or exceeded current publishing standards for middle grade novels. Please see the gallery below for the book cover.
Conceived, managed, and edited Parent & Child: Seven Stories (see photos below), an anthology of short stories co-written by Muslim parent and child teams.
I worked as an in-house, full-time editor in the curriculum development department. Over a one year period, using the Chicago Manual of Style, I edited and helped refine the following titles as part of a team of three to five editors:
A) Math and Me is a three-level math series for pre-K, KG1 and KG2, designed to help students develop early numeracy and math skills through engaging activities, fun and colorful illustrations, and a focus on hands-on experiences. Components: Student’s Book, Teacher’s Book, Posters, Word Cards, Worksheets.
B) Science and Me is a three-level science series for pre-primary school students aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. It presents science concepts in colorful and engaging lessons that focus on hands-on experiences designed to build on young learners’ natural curiosity and problem-solving skills. Components: Student’s Book, Teacher’s Book, Posters, Word Cards, Worksheets.
C) Life and Me is a two-level social studies series for kindergarten children aligned with the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. It presents a combination of history, geography, culture, economics, and citizenship lessons through colorful, age-appropriate content that is easily understood, introducing children to the skills and concepts that will enable them to make sense of the world around them and contribute to it. Components: Student’s Book, Teacher’s Book, Posters, Word Cards, Worksheets.
D) The Preiss Murphy Science K-6 series is a seven-level program for elementary students written to cover the International Consolidated Standards (ICS) framework. It is a flexible and designed with the ESL student in mind. Preiss Murphy Science K is an activity-based and kinesthetically-oriented kindergarten program that encourages students to explore the world around them. Components: Student’s Book, Teacher’s Book, Workbook, Worksheets, Posters, Word Cards.
E) Yes Maths is a six-level series that gives students the essential maths skills needed to meet standards. Each lesson is explained in easily understood language, so that every language learner can benefit. Yes Maths covers all areas of the math curriculum with confidence-building lessons. Components: Student Book, Teacher Notes with Answer Key, iTools for interactive whiteboard lesson, Media Cards.
F) The Anchor Program is designed for grades K-6. Through stories, activities, and skills practice, students learn and build upon the basics of English to achieve fluency and master reading and writing. Through the activities, teachers can evaluate students’ progress.
I interviewed authors and artists and published in outlets ranging from Rhizome to ArtByte Magazine. In 1998, NYU Press awarded their inaugural prize for hyperfiction to The Straight Path, my first attempt at multilinear, hypertextual narrative fiction, an approximately 100 page work published as a website by the Press in 1999.
This new volume of essays marks eighty years since the death of Marmaduke Pickthall. His various roles as translator of the Qurʾan, traveller to the Near East, political journalist writing on behalf of Muslim Turkey, and creator of the Muslim novel are discussed. In later life Pickthall became a prominent member of the British Muslim community in London and Woking, co-worker with Muslims in th... read more
INTERACTION began as online forum, hosted by Eyebeam Atelier, featuring an international group of artists, scholars, critics, architects, students, technicians, and curators. Discussing the transformations wrought by the Internet--particularly the latter's implications for artistic practices--the participants in this forum illustrate how the impassioned debates taking place on the Net can help... read more
"each issue will develop a specific theme, providing a forum for investigations into the heterogeneity of contemporary culture...Our inaugural issue is inspired by contempt for what art criticism has become...an ensemble of writings from art critics in the American and European arena...who responded to a series of questions that we posed..."
NY 1992 first edition. square octavo wraps. 142p. Good plus, slight cover wear; no owner marks. "We would like to address the rather complex, contradictory and paradoxical arelationship between those art practices and critical discourses which defiine themselves...ar alternative on the hand , and the sites...which seem to function as agencies for the bureaucratic re-construction of such so-cal... read more
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Writer. Developmental Editor. Publisher. I have authored seven books, edited countless others, and started a small imprint.
I'm an Australian writer and editor living in Greece. Apart from books, my passions are walking, swimming, wine, and photography.