Mohamad Al-Hakim

Mohamad Al-Hakim - Editor

Chicago, IL, USA

Ph.D level expertise with over 10 years of developmental, editing, and proofreading consulting experience.

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Overview

I have over 10 years of developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading experience. I love working on all types of manuscripts and meeting new authors. I work closely with clients to make sure we communicate all needs and stay on top of deadlines!

I hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy (York University) with specialization in political, legal, and ethical theory. I was born in Egypt but mostly grew up in Canada. After completing my graduate studies in 2012, I took up an assistant professor position in the United States. So, I am as diverse as my academic background and work experience!


During my career, I taught courses on ethics, creative writing, film, human rights, ethics, Islamic philosophy, logic, political theory, sports, and law. I have edited and proofread countless manuscripts. In addition to working in academia, I am also a freelance editor and have worked on novels, portfolios, autobiographies, and organizational model development. Together, I have extensive professional and personal experience working with all kinds of clients including CEO’s, lawyers, academics, authors, recent graduates, and top executives. As a result, I understand and value the unique needs of each project.


I work closely with every author to make sure we communicate clearly regarding all deadlines, milestone, and additional revisions or needs. My preferred method has always been Microsoft Track Changes so authors can see every change made as well as get pinpointed constructive comments and feedback. By the end, I ensure all comments have been addressed and manuscript goes through one last proofread to make sure everything is ready to go!


Favourite genres to edit?

1. Biographies

2. Religious non-fiction (and fiction!)

3. Philosophy

4. Fiction

5. Short Stories


MORE TESTIMONIALS:

"Mohamad is a very knowledgeable and communicative individual. His feedback regarding my project was absolutely invaluable. His critical and analytical thinking helped to take my project to whole another level. Not to mention he's a great philosopher. I would select him over and over again. His timeliness and fairness is stellar. He goes above and beyond to help you achieve your goal. Really appreciate his integrity." - Pastor Moore, Author of 'One Moore Minute'

"The freelancer Mohammed was very attentive to understanding what I wanted in the editing of the work request. I was impressed from the beginning with him because he had read my writing and the passion he had for it connected with the direction I saw in improving my work. He was very concerned about giving me exactly what I want offering suggestions that gave me a brighter outlook where I want to go. I was very satisfied with his work and I look forward to working with him again soon. He was prompt with his timing on our scheduled conversations felt like I had a co-writer/Ghost writer. I was very satisfied in choosing him." - Demetrius, Author of 'The Man Behind the Man'.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian Non-Fiction
Law
Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies
Philosophy
Political Science & Current Affairs
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • PhD Philosophy - Specialization in Ethics, Law, and Politics (York University)
  • MA - Arts in Philosophy (McMaster University)
  • BA - Psychology & Philosophy (McMaster University)

Work experience

Consulting, editing, writing

Self-employed
January, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

Advisory Board Member

International Network for Hate Studies
January, 2017 – June, 2020 (over 3 years)

Assistant Professor

Florida Gulf Coast University
August, 2012 – January, 2020 (over 7 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Ethics and the Public Service : Trust, Integrity, and Democracy

DIMOCK, AL-HAKIM, MACSWEENEY, MANDUCA-BARONE, ANTONACCI

Mohamad has 9 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality

Deric G
I've worked with a number of editors in the past, and Mohamad stands out among them in terms of both the quality of his work as well as his professionalism. His editing was thorough and penetrating, and his feedback was warm and insightful. In addition, he is very comfortable working with big concepts and abstruse philosophical ideas. I highly recommend him.

Deric G, May 2022

Mohamad Al-Hakim
Working with Deric was wonderful and I highly recommend him to any editors!

Reply from Mohamad Al-Hakim


Language of the Face
Man, it was such a pleasure working with Mohamad. I was absolutely amazed with how he went above and beyond what I was expecting. Mo is very genuine, knowledgeable, and professional. Thank you man!

Language of the Face, March 2022


Michael Tomlin
Mohamad, provided out-standing service was on time and went beyond the job description with excellent input. My next book will definitely include his services. Michael Tomlin

Michael Tomlin, February 2022


George Monty
The writer/editor relationship is a relationship that is important to the success of your project. It can be difficult to hand off your baby to someone that you don’t know. I have done quite a bit of research before selecting Mo. I am thankful that I did. Quality 5 Professional 5 Honest 5 Value 5 Fives across the board. Additionally, Mo has sound advice, a unique perspective, and lots of expe...
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George Monty, February 2022


Austin Kaluba
He is good.

Austin Kaluba, December 2021

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