Fahim Farook
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Editorial Experience

Editor, C3  Computers - Communications - Consumer Electronics (Sri Lanka).  2006 to present.

Provide editorial and creative direction for the magazine.  Oversee layout and design.  Hire and manage freelance writers.  Responsible for copy editing (spelling, punctuation, grammar), style editing (to conform to C3 magazine's in-house style), and content editing (clarity, flow, organization, and meaning).  Review digital and print proofs.  Write the editorial in addition to columns, articles, reviews, and other content as needed.

Script Editor, YA*TV (Sri Lanka).  Feb 2002 - Oct 2004.

Went through scripts written by script writers and corrected them for readability, grammar, and clarity.

Editor, The No War Zone, The Daily News (Sri Lanka). Feb 2002-Oct 2004.

In English - about the ongoing peace process in Sri Lanka.  Wrote editorial, articles, and edited text.  Was in charge of content, direction, layout.  Edited for content, style, etc.

Editor, Sathi, Dinamina (Sri Lanka). Feb 2002-Oct 2004.

In Sinhala  - about the ongoing peace process in Sri Lanka.  Editorial direction over content, layout, and design. Edited for content, style, etc.

Editor, Vilippu, Veerakesari (Sri Lanka).  Feb 2002-Oct 2004.

In Tamil - about the ongoing peace process in Sri Lanka.  Editorial direction over content, layout, and design. 

Columns

GameCraft (as The Cyberian), C3 (Sri Lanka).  Oct 2007 - present.

  • Spore Attack.  Apr 2008.
  • Consolation Prizes.  Feb 2008.
  • But What About Us Underdogs?  Dec 2007.
  • The Next Revolution?  Oct 2007.

Wares Waldo, C3 (Sri Lanka).  Oct 2007 - present.

  • It's a Virtual World.  Apr 2008.
  • 2007 Miles to Officeland.  Feb 2008.
  • 'Ware the Dreaded Heat! Dec 2007
  • Who Floats the Bloat?  Oct 2007.

Gadgets, Adoh! (Sri Lanka).  Nov 2003 - Feb 2005.

A column about gadgets for a popular national magazine.

  • Go, Go Gadget Shoppers - Part 2
  • Go, Go Gadget Shoppers - Part 1
  • Gadgets are in the Eye of the Beholder
  • My Mini Musick Maker
  • Screen, Screen on my Phone
  • Kitchen Mjolnir
  • A Video in the Hand is worth a Thousand Words by Bush
  • To Buy a Better Boob Tube
  • Silly Rabbit, Games are for Boys
  • Doggie Style
  • Gadget Time
  • Who Consoles the Console-less
  • To Carry a Tune
  • Snap without the Crackle and Pop
  • The Little Phone that Could

Cyberbabble, PC Quest (The Midweek Mirror)(Sri Lanka).  1997.

The Cyberian, Mirror Magazine (an insert of The Sunday Times )(Sri Lanka).  1995-1997

  • Push Technology with Darius Dane
  • The Search - Part 4
  • The Search - Part 3
  • The Search - Part 2
  • The Search - Part 1
  • More Windows '95
  • Windows '95
  • Plug and Play
  • The Pentium Pro (P6)
  • Happy Birthday, Mac! 12 Feb 1995.
  • To Boldly Go Where No OS Has Gone Before! 5 Feb 1995.
  • IT Trends of the Year Past and Future. 29 Jan 1995.
  • Ask the Tutor! 22 Jan 1995.

Off My Bookshelf , The Mirror Magazine (an insert of The Sunday Times )(Sri Lanka).  1996-1997

  • The "Three Musketeers" Man: Alexandre Dumas, Père. 
  • The Father of the English Novel: Henry Fielding.
  • Poor Richard: Benjamin Franklin, Part II.
  • Poor Richard: Benjamin Franklin.
  • The Wasp of Twickenham: Alexander Pope.
  • The Man Who Created Giants and Pygmies: Jonathan Swift.
  • The "Robinson Crusoe" Man: Daniel Defoe.
  • Dr. Samuel Johnson: Part Deux.
  • The Great Cham: Samuel Johnson.
  • The Actor Playwright: Ben Jonson.
  • The Blind Poet: John Milton.
  • The Adventurous Poet: John Donne.
  • The Literary "James Bond": Christopher Marlowe.
  • The Gallant Poet: Sir Walter Raleigh.
  • The Queen's Poet: Edmond Spenser.
  • The Bard of Avon: Shakespeare.
  • Sir Francis Bacon.
  • Chaucer: From the Dawn of English Literature.
  • A New Voyage of Discovery.
  • Poetry, the Music of the Soul.
  • For Those Thrills and Spills of Life.
  • The Rest of General Fiction.
  • Further General Fiction.
  • General Fiction - What Is It?
  • Modern Science Fiction.
  • The Magic of Science Fiction.
  • The Laws of Science Fiction.
  • The Golden Age of Science Fiction.
  • Classics of Science Fiction.
  • Scientific Fiction or Fictional Science?
  • The Furthest Frontiers of Fantasy.
  • Fun and Frolics in Fantasy.
  • The Light Fantastic.
  • The Wild, Wooly West.
  • Horrendously Horrific Horrors.
  • Captains Courageous and Cowardly Custards.
  • Murderers and Mystery Makers.
  • Of Detectives and Murders.
  • History Marches On.
  • History After It Is Made.
  • Love at First Sight.
  • The Age of Classics.
  • Classics of Literature.
  • Adventure, Romance, Excitement!
  • The Adventures of Adolescence.
  • Those Lost Adventures of Childhood.
  • More Magical Moments.
  • Evergreen Favourites of Childhood.
  • The Queen of Children's Stories.
  • The Comics Cavalcade.
  • The Beginning.

The Mysterious and the Mundane, The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka).  1996.

Science Fiction, The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka).  1996.

Hindi Movie Reviews, The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka).  1996.

  • Majdhaar (Midstream).
  • Hum Aapke Hai Kaun? (Who am I to you?)
  • Baazi (Turn).
  • Aazmayish (Trial).
Articles
  • ASUS S6F Notebook, Hardware Review, C3 (Sri Lanka).  Apr 2008.
  • ASUS P5K3 Deluxe Mother, Hardware Review, C3 (Sri Lanka).  Dec 2007.
  • The Write Stuff, Software Review, C3 (Sri Lanka).  Dec 2007.
  • All That Internet Jazz, TechnoBabble, C3 (Sri Lanka).  Dec 2007.
  • ASUS R2H UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC), Hardware Review, C3 (Sri Lanka).  Oct 2007.
  • ASUS W5Fe Notebook Computer, Hardware Review, C3 (Sri Lanka).  Oct 2007.
  • BT 250V Bluetooth Headset, Hardware Review, C3 (Sri Lanka). Oct 2007.
  • Windows Vista - in-depth look, Software Review, C3 (Sri Lanka).  Oct 2007.
  • Office 2007 - overview, Software Review, C3 (Sri Lanka).  Oct 2007.
  • A Slice of Action, Urban Brown (Sri Lanka). 2004.
  • Vijaya, Legends of Lanka, Travel Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka).
  • Pandukabhaya, Legends of Lanka, Travel Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka).
  • The Queens, Legends of Lanka, Travel Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka).
  • Dutugemunu, Legends of Lanka, Travel Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka).
  • Rajasinghe I, Legends of Lanka, Travel Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka).
  • Kashyapa, Legends of Lanka, Travel Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka).
  • Veddahs - Vanished Trails and Voiceless People, Legends of Lanka, Travel Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka).
  • Muslims - Of Merchants and Mercenaries, Legends of Lanka, Travel Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka).
  • A Quick Byte in Cyberspace, The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka).  1996.