I was introduced to storytelling
from a living oral tradition of the Arabian Nights as a child, a formative experience which started me on a life-long quest to explore the power of the human voice to inspire.
I went on to study music in London, UK, working with opera singers and musical theatre performers – one of a number of skills I bring to bear in my portfolio career.
As a writer
, I see the written word as sound on the page. Why else would we call nouns and verbs 'parts of speech
'? I have written plays, and have published articles, poetry, and books.
As an editor
, I offer in-depth proofreading, editing and review of manuscripts, focusing both on a work's structure, the reader's journey, the narrative presentation and style of a work, and the sound, rhythm, musicality and flow of a piece of writing.
As a tutor
, I specialise in tutoring gifted and talented youngsters from 7 upwards, focusing both on preparation for selective school exams and take on a small number of students with special needs.
As a voice-centred communication skills specialist
, I lead workshops for companies and train individuals in voice production, accent softening, public speaking and presentation skills. I do not train politicians.
I was born in London, UK to Polish father and Coptic Egyptian mother. I moved to Alexandria, aged 6 and grew up in a multi-lingual environment there among the souks and bazaars of Egypt.
Now based in London, my achievements, interests and broad output can be viewed via the portals on this website.