Yasmin Radwan

Freelance Creative Writer & Editor

Location:Cairo, Egypt
2 Skills
Yasmin Radwan MA Writer & Editor


Committed, resourceful and versatile Masters Degree graduate, fully trained in creative writing techniques. Previous experience includes the successful set-up and management of a community magazine. Particular expertise includes research, writing and interviewing. Now seeking a new and challenging role in order to build upon existing skills and experience.

Key Skills

Creative Writing – Sound working knowledge of many aspects of professional writing developed through Masters Degree course and previous work experience
Editing – Practical experience gained through editing of a local community magazine, as well as a range of projects during academic studies
Communication – Able to communicate clearly and professionally using written or verbal methods, also demonstrates strong listening and interviewing skills
Time Management – Proven ability to prioritise effectively and work under pressure; competent in completing tasks in line with strict deadlines
IT Skills – Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications, Photoshop and the Internet
Team-working – Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently when required
Languages – Fluent in English and Arabic, able to translate and interpret

Academic Qualifications

Northumbria University in Newcastle, United Kingdom, October 2009
MA in Creative Writing

The American University in Cairo, June 2002
Bachelor’s of Art in Philosophy

The American International School in Egypt, Ismalia Road, June 1997
American High School Diploma


Achieved 3rd place in the Cultural Activities Unit in AUC for Arabic Lectures in 1998

Further Professional Training

Syd Field Screenwriting Workshop, July 2008

Burgo Institute of Fashion in Cairo, July 2006
Certificate in Fashion Design Accessories

YAT Computer Center, June 2003
Certificate in Graphic Design

Saint Martins College in London, July 2003
Certificate in Fashion / Graphic Design

The American International School in Paris, July 1991
Certificate in English

Employment History

Creative Writing Tutor, Bikya Bookstore, May 2011- Present
. Taught creative writing skills and techniques to beginners and intermediates
. Successfully introduced the basics of writing short stories

English Teacher, Berlitz Language Center, December 2007 - March 2008
• Employed as a Teacher for one Semester
• Responsible for teaching English to beginners, including lesson planning and delivery, as well as assessment of pupil progress
• Facilitated conversational skills by making students share ideas and bring real life experiences to class
• Successfully achieved two levels of English in two months

Editor in Chief, “Hello Maadi” Magazine, August 2004 - February 2005
• Successfully established six issues of a community magazine
• Set up all processes and systems in addition to recruiting writers and journalists to contribute to the publications
• Wrote numerous articles for the magazine on a variety of topics
• Researched stories, including interviewing a wide range of individuals
• Responsible for all aspects of editing the whole magazine before publication
• Involved extensive liaison with reporters, graphic designers and art directors

Administrator & Translator, UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), August 2003 - March 2004
• Responsible for translating medical reports from Arabic to English and vice versa
• Wrote research medical reports and letters

Other Activities & Voluntary Work

• Member of the Rotaract AUC since 2001

• Member of the Visits Committee in ACT (Anti Cancer Team); visited children suffering from cancer on a weekly basis, 2001

• Member of the “Friends in Need Club” for handicapped children, including membership of the Newsletter Committee, 1999 - 2000

• Worked as part of the Backstage Team during a theatre production; held sole responsibility for stage decorations, 1999

• Acted as Reporter at the ISLC (International Leadership Conference), reporting on all sessions held at the conference, 1998

Personal Details

Driving Licence: Egyptian
Age: 31
Nationality: Egyptian
Martial Status: Single

References available on request
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing