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I am a freelance writer and editor with over twenty years of experience, working for prominent and successful international publishers and packagers. I have lived (and worked) in the UK and the USA. I specialize in writing for children and parents!

I have written and edited a number of books for children, many of which are novelty books (books with pop-ups, tabs, touch-and-feel elements or other interactive parts). I have also created content for websites and a smartphone app.

Whilst living in the USA, I wrote parenting pieces for a San Francisco parents’ magazine and later its associated blog. I also wrote a number of blog posts for the Little Lane parenting blog.

In the USA, I also worked with elementary/primary aged children: teaching and tutoring at 826 Valencia, an amazing non-profit which aims to encourage kids to read and write and more recently, teaching tinkering classes for The Renegade Girls Tinkering Club. I am currently a volunteer reader at a London school.

I work on a freelance basis or on a contract, freelance or, if commutable from North London, in-house. Some of the companies I have worked with (and, in many cases, continue working with) include, Nosy Crow, Orchard Books, Macmillan Children’s Books, Dorling Kindersley, Pinwheel Limited, Green Android, Leapfrog, Renegade Girls Tinkering Club. Feel free to contact me at info@shaheenbilgrami dot com if you have any specific questions or if you would like to see my CV!