I have recently joined the team of TLC Middle East which provides a dedicated manuscript assessment service tailored to writers from the Arab world, writing in English, who are based in the Middle East. My focus with TLC Middle East is children's, middle grade and YA fiction
Responsible for seeking out new authors, illustrators, and translators,
review all titles to be acquired by my division for translation and/or publication,
working closely with Sales team to direct acquisition in line with our market,
provide mentorship to first-time authors in order to refine their work for publication,
developed a database of authors, illustrators, and translators
currently acting head of English Publishing division (adult books in English, fiction and non-fiction).
GIZ was working on a great project to rehabilitate the Old City of Damascus, working out of a 200 year-old house right in the heart of the town. From here I worked on project publications, including editing a number of children's books designed to enhance awareness of water conservation, and two larger-scale studies about the conservation of ancient buildings in the Old City. The academic nature of the books took a bit of getting used to, but I had minored in Islamic Architecture, and my passion for the subject was rekindled during these editing tasks.
For new arrivals to Canada, familiarization with their new way of life sometimes takes years; this is especially the case with women who leave very traditional societies where their access to information is limited. The CCMW undertook a project to provide these women with information about the rights accorded to them under Canadian Family Law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in their native languages. I served as consultant editor on the original English text and on the accuracy of the Arabic portion. Because I was in charge of the Arabic, which is the language of the Quran and the main Shariah texts, this was a very intricate and enjoyable project because there were corrections and edits to be made in both languages.
Over the years I have provided various editorial services to a very interesting range of clients. A lot of people came to me to access the bi-cultural and bilingual input that I am uniquely positioned to offer; so I have been asked to check a lot of publications (and video scripts) to ensure flow, consistency, and cultural sensitivity.
Carissa is a loveable cow who just can't seem to stop bumping into things! What could the trouble be? Off she goes on an adventure to find out what is making her so clumsy. Can you guess what it is? She makes a surprising new friend along the way, and he has quietly guessed exactly what the problem is. This sweet book is all about discovery and not giving up until you have the answer. Carissa'... read more
Manal is a lively young girl who loves reading her stories and living imaginary adventures as much as she loves playing in the park with her friends. One day Manal notices a little girl sitting by herself in a corner at the park. Even though the little girl can walk and Manal cannot, it is Manal who tries to get her new friend out of her shell. Read along to see how Manal reaches out and forms... read more
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school-until now. He's about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?
Azzan introduces us to his grandmother, who he loves, very much. He loves visiting her, listening to her tell him stories, and he big hugs. But one day Azzan has to say goodbye to his grandmother...will he be able to understand where she has gone and what it means to lose her?
Nolan Byrd is Cedar Valley Elementary's No. 1 nerd. But when Bubba Bixby-- a nasty bully who enjoys tipping over kids' lunch trays, calling names, and swiping stuff-- pushes Nolan a little too far, the brainiac boy decides to build a web site dedicated to outing Bubba's shenanigans. With photos of Bubba's pranks and plenty of cool graphics, Nolan's anonymous site, Shredderman.com, soon becomes... read more
Emma is new in town. More than anything, she wants to make new friends. See what happens when she smiles, asks to play, offers to help, and shares her toys. Making friends is fun! Stuart J Murphy's I SEE I LEARN teaches important skills for school readiness and daily life: Social Skills, Emotional Skills, Health and Safety Skills, Cognitive Skills. Each book includes A Closer Look; two pages o... read more
The Qatar Nature Explorer series offers a unique insight into Qatar's natural history and wildlife, and is an essential resource for schools and parents.Titles in this series include:Plants of Qatar / ISBN: 9789992178850Sea and Shore Life of Qatar / ISBN: 9789992194805Reptiles and Amphibians of Qatar / ISBN: 9789992194812Birds of Qatar / ISBN: 9789992194799Mammals of Qatar / ISBN: 978999219482... read more
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Experienced children's book editor. Specialties include: fantasy world building, character development, and writing from multiple POVs.
An editor with expertise in children's books, literacy and artwork design, I’ve worked with authors such as Julia Donaldson and Terry Deary.