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TESTIMONIALS

"Shaina is a gifted editor with a rare combination encompassing the academic and practitioner worlds. She was not only interested in delivering the work, but also ensuring quality and offering flexibility with timelines. Looking forward to continuing to work with her!"

Dr Bashàïr Ahmed

Executive Director, Shabaka

"I had the pleasure of working with Shaina in drafting a human rights research grant application. She helped me to strategically align donor priorities, my research goals and project design. I was impressed by her critical thinking skills, the ability to present complex ideas in a simple way, great interpersonal skills and forensic attention to detail. Her diverse experiences working with non profits and the development sector, her professionalism and dedication make her a highly recommended consultant."

Leila Moeeni

Project Manager, Edutainment for Youth

“Shaina is a highly qualified editor. She is skilled in editing complicated texts and, in my experience, the impact of her work was very clear in making my writing smooth and more readable. Shaina also has an exceptional ability to deal with scholarship that belongs to several disciplines and a strong sensitivity regarding the context of any text. She respects deadlines and never misses them.”

Ahmed Ezzat

Human Rights Lawyer and PhD Candidate, Cambridge University

“I have been working with Shaina for 15 years now. As a producer and filmmaker, Shaina has worked with me on proposals for funding and script editing, and each time I've been amazed at how sharp, accurate, and professional she is. Shaina's contribution to my projects and career has been nothing short of priceless. Working with Shaina is always an enriching and elevating process. Not only will she make your paper better, but she will also help you to understand more about your own personal process. It's always a beautiful experience. Her understanding of story & structure, alongside her acuteness and emotional intelligence, makes her one of the best editors I've worked with.”

Shelly Ben Shachar

Independent Filmmaker

“Shaina is clear, precise and friendly in her communication. She has a high level of skill in written English, and a good eye for detail. I recommend her for proofreading and copy-editing jobs.”

Dr Gilda Seddighi

Researcher, Vestlandsforsking

“I've had the pleasure of working with Shaina over the past eight years on different projects and I am always impressed by how much she brings to every project and takes them to the next level. Her ability to juggle multiple projects is exceptional. Shaina is a meticulous editor and researcher. She is an asset to any team and a brilliant mentor. She can stay positive and lead her team in any situation. I'll never miss an opportunity to work with her again.”

Azadeh Parsapour

Managing Editor, Nikaan House

“Shaina copy edited my PhD thesis in 2016, and did an excellent job. She always had a quick turnaround, met the deadlines we’d set, and really tightened my writing while still maintaining my own voice throughout. I'll definitely return to her for editing in the future. Highly recommended!”

Dr Domenico Sergi

Senior Curator, Museum of London

"Shaina is a precise and reliable proofreader, perfectly capable of coping with PhD candidates' stress in crunch time (as I myself experienced), and a pleasurable person to work with. Highly recommended."

Dr Elena Zambelli

Postdoctoral Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

"Shaina has been wonderful to work with over the years. She has an amazing ability to find creative solutions to project problems. Her writing is exceptional. Working with her on funding applications, I was delighted to see how she took the concepts we discussed and distilled them down to impactful summaries as per the dreaded funding document word counts. She also developed programme strategy documents and completed a number of evaluation reports to the highest standard."

Mariem Omari

Artistic Director, Bijli Productions

"I have worked with Shaina regularly since early 2020. Shaina has edited blog posts, my website, and other projects that come up. She makes my writing 100x more polished, while keeping my voice and messaging. She does a great job of communicating her timing to me and is easy to work with. I would recommend working with her to anyone!"

Hilary Brown

Founder, Apoteka Beauty

"Shaina provides a fast and thorough edit, repairs broken grammar, and more importantly catches your writing style so that she easily makes enlightening suggestions based on your writing. She has edited a number of my articles and book chapters and I'm always fully satisfied."

Dr Fatih Cagatay Cengiz

Lecturer, Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi

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