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Curator Middle East collection (Arabic-English) across the RBKC libraries
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
October 2012 - October 2012
Curator Middle East collection (Arabic-English) across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea libraries.
Director - ELT Publishing Consultant
Geyoushi Publishing Consultants
January 2012 - January 2012
ELT Publishing Consultant specialised in the Middle East, publishing experience in both English and Arabic
Global Publisher (MEAC)
December 2008 - May 2011
Developing strategy, publishing plan and managing the development of ELT products for the Middle East and Turkey.
Publisher- Penguin Readers (EMA)
January 2006 - January 2008
I was responsible for the successful relaunch of the Penguin Readers list. My role included selecting new titles for the frontlist as well as managing the backlist, briefing a team of over 26 colleagues from different departments, day-to-day management of the project, monitor the budget and motivate the team and liaising with sales and marketing teams. I was also responsible for preparing publication proposals and obtaining investment sign off.
September 2004 - March 2006
My time was split between Primary projects and Penguin Readers. For Primary I worked closely with authors developing materials to suit customers requirements. As for the Readers list I commissioned research reports, sample materials and analysed market research feedback for the successful launch of the Active Reading list in 2007. I also had the role of developing and overall list management of the Penguin Readers.
Universal Language Services
June 2004 - September 2004
I taught English to Italian students at a summer school for two months. English lessons were for three hours in the morning. In the afternoon teachers would be involved in student’s activities from taking them round London to organising various events.
January 2002 - January 2004
I taught English at the emergency accommodation centre of the Refugee Council every Saturday. My work involved developing my own teaching material to suit the student’s needs. I also used material from other courses.
January 2001 - January 2004
I was responsible for the project management of a number of ELT courses for international markets. I worked closely with authors from manuscript inception guiding them in developing the material within the syllabus provided by the client. I maintained regular contact with authors. Co-ordinating the work with authors and advisers was part of my duties. Other duties included preparing production schedules and co-ordinating activities of authors, illustrators, advisers, freelance editors and designers to ensure that work was done accurately, on time and within budget. I was involved in resolving problems and queries which emerged during the production process.
January 1999 - January 2001
My duties involved reading, commenting and contributing to draft material Efficient execution of editorial work. Commissioning and briefing designers and illustrators. Selecting photos for artwork references. Assisting actors at recording sessions for the audio and visual tapes. Liaise with copyright holders, to ensure that all appropriate permissions have been granted prior to going to press.
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NLP Master Practitioner
Ain Shams University
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