Hi I’m Randa

As a self-certified logophile, 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. As a published and qualified journalist and editor, 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 those fresh set of eyes that will aid you from behind the scenes to help you achieve your writing aspirations, by improving and enhancing your words, allowing you to focus on what you do best – writing. 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.

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Professional Training & Qualifications

The College of Media and PublishingCopywriting
The Publishing Training CentreEditorial Style
The Publishing Training CentreCopy-editing
The Chartered Institute of Editing and ProofreadingCopy-editing Headway
The Virtual Assistant Coaching and Training CompanyVA Business

Roehampton UniversityMA Cultural Theory and Politics
Roehampton UniversityPost-Graduate Certificate in Education
Kingston UniversityBMus Ethnomusicology

Editorial Services

I offer a range of literary services ranging from editing, proofreading, transcribing, CV writing to content writing for websites.



My Story

After obtaining my undergraduate degree from Kingston University, specialising in ethnomusicology, I completed a Master’s degree in Music and Culture at Roehampton University, focusing on cultural theory, politics and ethnomusicology. I obtained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Roehampton University in 2008, and have previously worked as a secondary teacher in several comprehensive schools in London.

I am a founding member of an academic research group established by Gothenburg and Birzeit Universities, and have published my research in a collective book entitled Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900. I have published a number of articles on the topics of Palestinian music and culture, music under occupation, Palestinian Hip-hop, music of the Palestinian Diaspora and music of the Arab Spring, in magazines such as The Middle East in London, The Youth Times and This Week in Palestine.

I have spoken at several conferences and symposiums about my research, and have been interviewed on BBC World News by Zainab Badawi and on Voice of America on the topic of protest music of the Arab Spring.


What people Say

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“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.

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