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Catherine Bond
Editor , World Bank
Washington DC, United States
Editor, World Bank Middle East and North Africa unit, Washington DC. Skilled editor working in multi-lingual environment (French and Arabic) on English language content for website blogs, features, economic overviews, social media posts, research papers and full-length, thematic World Bank reports for digital and print publication. Interested also in working in London and Nairobi. Can travel.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
Professional Experience:
Editor/copy editor (print/online). Working in creating and editing website content and academic research papers; in communications for key humanitarian and development agencies; in editing grant proposals and reports for NGOs with US/UK donors; and in media development (for popular, public interest TV). Background in mainstream UK and US press (print, radio and television).

Expertise: editing, writing, communications.
Education:
MA Joint Hons. Philosophy & English Literature (major), African History (minor), Edinburgh University, Scotland (UK).

International Development. International Humanitarian Law. Editing and writing. Editing/composing social media output. Working with graphic artists.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Editor: World Bank headquarters, Washington, DC, 2014 to 2020. English Language Editor (in French/Arabic environment), English Editor (in English/French environment), and Publications Editor (for print/digital public-facing publications, English/French/Arabic) for Africa and the Middle East. Editing/writing content as varied as website blogs, social media posts, press releases, economic overviews, features, and major thematic and strategic reports.

Publications I edited/wrote in 2014, include:
• Between Somaliland and Puntland, by Markus van Hoehne, University of Leipzig:
http://www.riftvalley.net/publication/between-somaliland-and-puntland#.VXdNQoHXa-Y
• Hosts and Guests: A historical interpretation of land conflicts in southern and central Somalia, by Lee Cassenelli, University of Pennsylvania:
http://www.riftvalley.net/publication/hosts-and-guests#.VQwKbSn4ulI
• Talking peace in the Ogaden, by Tobias Hagmann, Roskilde University in Denmark:
http://www.riftvalley.net/publication/talking-peace-ogaden#.VOxCLyn4vlI
• Federalism in the history of South Sudanese political thought, by Douglas Johnson, formerly University of Oxford, RVI fellow:
http://www.riftvalley.net/publication/federalism-history-south-sudanese-political-thought#.VOxCtCn4ulI
• And a report for a major conference on climate change in Lima in December 2014, written jointly by the United Nations/Technical University of Denmark: http://www.unep.org/climatechange/adaptation/gapreport2014/
• Plus, authored e-Briefing on first month’s media coverage of the 1994 Rwandan genocide to mark 20th anniversary (for Holocaust Museum, Washington DC): https://www.facebook.com/catherine.bond.779/posts/891293380912250

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Swahili
    Nationality:
    United Kingdom
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/catherine-bond/b/303/741/
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