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Egypt

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Arabic > English
  - Translating
  - Proofreading
  - Copywriting


EDITOR / REPORTER / TRANSLATOR - Middle East News Agency (MENA)
Internship: 1/2000 - 7/2000
* Covered events
* Evaluated, selected and wrote press releases, research reports and articles for M.E.N., an
economic weekly periodical published by MENA
* Translated articles, news items and reports (from Arabic to English and vice versa)
* Supervised the translation and editing process
* Assisted with writing and production of public relations material

EDITOR - Teen Stuff, Egypt's Best-Selling English magazine
ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR - Teen Stuff, Egypt's Best-Selling English magazine
starting 6/1999 – 1/2004
* Organized and taught an “English & Writing Skills” course to teenagers who have had no formal writing training
* Evaluated, selected, rewrote, edited, translated and proofread all articles
* Worked with young writers to organize and refine articles
* Assisted with copywriting and advertising layout
* Assisted with writing and production of public relations material
* Planned, managed and implemented the launching of a Career Guide section in the Teen Stuff
website
* Researched, compiled, wrote and selected all material to be published on the website

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT - El Journal Newspaper
starting 7/2000 – 8/2001
* Researched information online
* Managed internal operation
* Performed secretarial tasks
* Supervised and recruited employees
* Ensured the smooth running of office affairs
* Assisted in market research
* Performed the duties of Assistant Sales Manager

ASSISTANT RESEARCHER - Women & Memory Forum (Egyptian NGO)
starting 2/2001 - Currently (On free-lance basis)
* Conducted research in the academic and cultural fields
* Conducted interviews with prominent women figures
* Worked on helping women in poor and rural areas to attain a better living experience
* Organized talk shows and seminars on gender-related topics

PROJECT DEVELOPER - Marriageegypt.com
starting 3/2001 – Currently (On free-lance basis)
* Helped in budget organization
* Laid the Sales & Marketing plan
* Assisted in market research
* Prepared demos and presentations to introduce prospective clients to the business
* Supervised the Sales & Marketing staff
* Created strong long-term ties with several clients

FREELANCE WRITER & TRANSLATOR
* Have been published in several English-language publications including Cleo, Live Colors, Teen Stuff, Mother & Child, Enigma and Pharaohs newspaper
* Experienced in writing feature articles, short stories, biographies, poetry, essays, editorial
pieces, press releases, research reports, columns, and creative print/radio ad copy
* Well versed in copyediting, transcription/editing of interviews and proofreading
* Strong technical command of the English language, familiar with virtually all writing styles,
serious commitment to accuracy and excellence in the printed and published word
* Competent researcher, interviewer and reporter
* Translated articles, and edited and supervised translations for The Pharaohs newspaper
* Theoretical and practical experience in simultaneous and literary translation

TRAINING

* Completed a training course on “Teaching English to Young Adults” at Teen Stuff magazine – June 2000
* Completed an intensive training course in news covering and reporting at the Middle East News Agency (MENA), Egypt - November 1999
* Completed a Sales & Marketing Skills course at Al Ahram Center – January 2000

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