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 writer 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 goals, 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.

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

Professional Training & Qualifications

The Chartered Institute of Editing and ProofreadingCopyediting

The Publishing Training CentreEditorial Style, Copy-editing

The College of Media and PublishingCopywriting

The Centre of ExcellenceSocial Media Marketing, Journalism

The Virtual Assistant Coaching and Training CompanyVA Business

Roehampton UniversityMA Cultural Theory, Politics and Ethnomusicology

Roehampton UniversityPost-Graduate Certificate in Education

Kingston UniversityBMus 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, specialising in Ethnomusicology, I completed a Master’s degree in Cultural Theory, Politics and Ethnomusicology at Roehampton University.

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

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

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. 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.

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.

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.

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