Curriculum Vita

Freelance Editor (2001–present)

Editing academic articles, books, and journals. In addition, I review translations from Arabic to English, ensuring accuracy of meaning and smooth, flowing English.


Professional development
University of Chicago, Graham School of General Studies: Certificate in Editing 2003–2004
EEI Communications: Introduction to Copyediting, Comprehensive Proofreading 2002

MA, Middle Eastern Studies
University of Texas—Austin, May 1994

BA, Islamic History
University of California—Santa Cruz, June 1989
Graduated with Highest Honors


English: Native
Arabic: Advanced (five years of formal study in Modern Standard Arabic and five years immersion in Syrian Arabic)
Persian: Intermediate (two years of formal study)
French: Intermediate (two years of formal study)


Editorial Freelancers Association
American Translators Association
Middle East Studies Association
American Society for Indexing