Editor, Writer, Diversity Consultant
Sarosh Arif is a Pakistani American, Muslim, award-winning author, editorial and education consultant, a life-long educator, and a Columbia University-educated entrepreneur. She has a versatile range of skills and have been developing content and consulting on projects with various companies and organizations around the world including co-writing a non-fiction history compendium with Wide Eyed Editions, We Are the United States, and being named the 2022 Walter Grant recipient for her writing as a Muslim author. She has extensive experience as an editorial lead in managing and developing content. She also has three degrees in history, political science, and education related fields and has been working for more than a decade including in the classroom as an educator, on-air as a researcher, manager, and writer, and behind the scenes developing and consulting on media, programming, and databases, etc. to bring to life actionable, meaningful, and diverse content for all ages.
Sarosh’s strengths lie in diversity & inclusion, developmental editing, and sensitivity readings. As a mother of an interracial daughter, a daughter of immigrants, and now a neighbor, friend, and teacher to war-fleeing refugees, Sarosh’s specialties as a sensitivity reader are wide-ranging. She reads for:
1) Pakistani-Indian (South Asian/Desi) diaspora identities, culture, and history
2) Middle Eastern and Turkish identities, culture, and history
3) Muslim & Islamic history and experiences
4) interracial relationships, blended families, immigrant/refugee narratives, first-generation experience, chronic illness, terminal illness, body image, and multi-cultural homes.
5) World history, US history, Islam, North African and Asian cultures and history, de-colonial history.
Sarosh is a member of Tessera Editorial and has completed work with leading companies in various fields to develop material including: NBCUniversal, Dorling Kindersley Limited (DK) books, Marvel/Disney, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan Press, Westchester Publications, A-Z Learning, Amazon Publishing, Penguin Random House, Sourcebooks Inc., TRT World News, NBC News, Callisto Media Inc., Page Street Publishing Co., Erewhon Books, Choice of Games, Quarto Publishing, Library Journal, Mudpuppy, CeresEd, Webtoons, Library Journal, Straive Media, E-Dynamic Learning, TRT World News, CSA Education, and more.
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