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Nafeesah Allen, Other

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With well over a decade of editorial experience in magazine, blog, and ghostwriting, I am now open to paid opportunities to write about issues of Black & BIPOC history, identity, migration, travel, global cultures, women/gender, food, finance, and lifestyle. I am fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and take a particular interest in working in translations, copyediting, and writing across those languages and cultures. In addition to the U.S., I have first-hand experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and cover stories from those regions as well.

My writing style and forms vary across different publications and research interests. As such, I have a lengthy by-line in top-tier trade publications like Real Simple and the Fader, as well as academic outlets like Harvard's Transition Magazine and the Oxford Monitor.

I am currently writing an academic book with Palgrave, tentatively titled "Indo-Mozambicans: Competing Decolonization in the Lusophone Indian Ocean" and am represented by Salky Lit Management for my debut trade book - still in acquisition.

I welcome the opportunity to expand my client base seeking editorial and research-related work. For academics and journalists, I offer proofreading, copyediting, as well as structurally organizing history, social science, anthropology, and ethnographic data. For well over a year, I have worked directly for CRM Cactus/Editage to improve clarity and grammar for academics and institutions seeking to elevate their publishing quality. I specifically enjoy with non-native English speakers to ensure that their intellect is properly conveyed.

I completed a PhD in Forced Migration from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, a Masters in Indian Diaspora and Culture at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, a Masters in International Affairs at Columbia Univ (SIPA), and a Bachelors in African Diaspora, Latin America cultures and Political Science at Barnard College.

Please visit my website and let's stay connected! www.nafeesahallen.com