It all started with the Ugly Duckling!<br />The passion for words that was born when I learned to read at age five has led me to almost every educational & career choice. But serendipity has reinforced my passion again and again…<br />
My inherent love of the printed word can never be replaced by the digital format. Even though my laptop is almost a part of me and I can type in my sleep, I still get a very special feeling when I smell and touch the pages of a book.<br />I am transported….<br />
I believe…<br />In following your passion.<br />If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.<br /> We should take a conscious decision to leave the world better for our having been here in every way possible. At the very least, as Hippocrates said: ‘first, do no harm.’<br />
There are a lot of people and companies out there who share my personal sense of ethics. We should join with others of like-mind to make a better world.<br />Those who are so-inclined should all foster a sense of responsibility for the earth and the people in it. The strong should protect the weak—not exploit them for their own gains.<br />
Knowledge brings with it…<br />A clear responsibility to disseminate and apply<br />A thirst for more and better knowledge<br />A realization that no matter how much we know, it can only ever be a tiny droplet of what’s actually out there—even if we spend our whole lives learning!<br />
OK, nice warm, fuzzy sentiments, but what can I actually do to make myself useful?<br />
Examples of my writing<br />Syria & Jordan for the Times Media series Countries of the World<br />Senior copywriter for Infosearch Media<br />Contributing writer for the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine & the Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology (Biographies only)<br />
Books I have Edited<br />I also wrote, edited and self-published my own Book, Islam the Facts, via Lulu.com after Windstorm International Backed out of our contract:<br />I was on the volunteer editorial team for this best seller of Guy’s.<br />
I have also created a number of websites using WordPress (my favorite cont -ent management software).I write for many websites and contribute to several high-profile search and marketing sites such as Search Engine Journal and Marketing Pilgrim.<br />
I bring with me to all my projects…<br />…my sense of serendipity, knowledge (I never pass up a learning opportunity), my experience, loyalty and above all my firm set of values.<br />
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