Hi, I’m Randa

As a published and qualified writer and editor, I have a love for all things literary. I have always regarded writing to be one of the most powerful forms of expression and communication.

I work with writers of all guises to improve their manuscripts while respecting the essence and style of the author’s voice, to ensure their work is ready for publication.

Trained by The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, The Publishing Training Centre and The College of Media and Publishing, I am that fresh set of eyes that will aid you from behind the scenes to help improve and enhance your words. Or, if writing is not your forte, I can provide you with content for your publication, website or blog.

What you will receive from me – as well as my support, friendly ear and guidance – is efficiency, collaboration, consistency and a high-quality outcome of work.

To read more about my experience, click below. I look forward to collaborating with you!

Professional Training & Qualifications

The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
Copy-editing

The Publishing Training Centre
Editorial Style
Copy-editing

The College of Media and Publishing
Copywriting

The Centre of Excellence
Social Media Marketing
Journalism

The Virtual Assistant Coaching and Training Company
VA Business

Roehampton University
MA Cultural Theory, Politics and Ethnomusicology

Roehampton University
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education

Kingston University
BMus Ethnomusicology

Editorial Services

I offer a range of editorial services, including copy-editing, proofreading, content writing, copywriting and virtual assistance.

 

About

My Story

After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from Kingston University in Ethnomusicology, I completed a Master’s degree in Cultural Theory, Politics and Ethnomusicology at Roehampton University.

I am a founding member of an academic research group established by Gothenburg and Birzeit Universities, and have published my research in a book entitled Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance Since 1900, as well as on JSTOR.

I have spoken at several conferences and have been interviewed by Reuters and on BBC World News by Zainab Badawi, as well as appearing on Voice of America.

My work has featured in publications such as The Middle East in London, The Youth Times and This Week in Palestine, and has been published by Indiana University Press.

My portfolio of published work includes articles on Autism Spectrum Condition, Palestinian music and culture, music under occupation, Palestinian Hip-hop, music of the Palestinian Diaspora and the Arab Spring.

I have also previously worked as a secondary school teacher for over a decade in several inner-London comprehensive schools, after gaining a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Roehampton University in 2008.

 

Testimonials

What my clients say about me

Featured in:

“Identity, Diaspora and Resistance in Palestinian Hip-Hop”, in the book Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance Since 1900, published by Indiana University Press.

Professional memberships, accreditations & insurances

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