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Ali Al Saeed
Born 16/2/1978

Personal Profile :
I am a talented writer with extensive experience in the field of journalism, writing local news reports, criticism reviews and travel features, with an eye for detail. I have a good command of English and vast creativity and imagination. I love writing, in almost all of its forms, and consider it to be my number one passion.

Education Background :
1993 � 1995 Isa Town Secondary School (Literature branch)

1996 The Gulf Academy- Single Subject Diploma in General Proficiency in English Language from the Institute for Commercial Management.

1996 The Gulf Academy- IT Diploma in Microsoft Office

1998 The Gulf Academy- Diploma in Executive Secretarial Skills

Work Experience :
2004 � 2005 Red House Marketing - Assistant Editor/Staff Writer

2002 � 2004 Bahrain Tribune - Journalist

1998 � 2001 Gulf Daily News - Newsdesk Reporter

Honors and Achievements :
2005 The 29th Cambridge Seminar on Contemporary Literature
Sponsored by the British Council to attend an eight-day seminar in Cambridge, UK, for writers, editors and publishers.

2005 Bahrain Outstanding Book of the Year Award 2004
Received an award for my national-bestselling novel, QuixotiQ, from the Cultural & Heritage directorate.

2005 Editor of Bahrain Grand Prix �Special Edition�
Assigned as the editor of a special �preview� edition of Bahrain This Month magazine, focusing entirely on the Forumla 1 Grand Prix 2005 in Bahrain.

2004 QuixotiQ published
Became the first Bahraini to write and publish a novel written in the English language.

2002 Al Sawari Theater
Honored at the 8th Annual Amateur Theater Festival for my contributions towards the theater movement.

2002 Executive Committee of the Municipal Council Elections
Honored for covering the first Municipal Council elections held in Bahrain.

2002 Isa Town Charity Fund
Honored for my contributions in promoting volunteer and charity work.

2001 Bahrain National Hereditary Anemia Society
Honored for my efforts in supporting the society�s three-year long awareness campaign from 1999 to 2001.

2001 The Environmental Affairs Directorate
Honored for covering the special Environmental Day Festival held at Hawar Island.

2000 The Health Ministry (Health Education Section)
Honored for my efforts in supporting the section�s campaigns and programs.

2000 The Bahrain �Malkiya� Rovers
Honored for covering the group�s marine environment protection campaign.

1999 Given the honorary title of �Arkansas Traveler� by the Governor of Arkansas, USA, Mike Huckabee.

1999 Participated in the three-week International Visitor Program of the United States Information Agency in Print Journalism.

Languages :
� Arabic: Fluent (native).
� English: Fluent. 

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