Code Name: Butterfly

I was lucky enough to be the copy editor of this short YA novel by Palestinian author Ahlam Bsharat, beautifully rendered into English by award-winning translator Nancy N. Roberts, and published in May 2016 by new UK-based independent publishing house Neem Tree Press. Working with Nancy, Ahlam and Archna, the publisher, I realised it was a book I cared so much about that I’ve started … Continue reading Code Name: Butterfly

Al-Birka: a new beginners’ Arabic textbook

This was a very enjoyable editing job which combined my proofreading pedantry with my experience as an Arabic teacher. I was the editor of the English edition of a new textbook for beginner learners of Arabic, Al-Birka A1-, Introduction to Arabic letters. It has been published alongside the original Spanish-language edition by Arabic textbook specialists Albujayra. Focused exclusively on the basics of Arabic script, it’s … Continue reading Al-Birka: a new beginners’ Arabic textbook