Authors and Contributors

Rebecca Falconer

Rebecca Falconer

Rebecca is an experienced freelance British-Australian journalist and reporter with a passion for bringing under-reported stories to international attention. She covers general news, geopolitical, environmental and social justice. Her work has been featured in titles including the Guardian, HuffPost, Yahoo, Al Jazeera, the International Business Times (UK and Australia), The Sydney Morning Herald, Stuff.co.nz and more.

Julie Victoria Jones (J.V.Jones)

Julie Victoria Jones (J.V.Jones)

Julie (J.V.Jones) is a USA Today Bestselling writer and is passionate about social issues affecting the world. 

Kate Egan

Kate Egan

Kate is an experienced communications & marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working across varied industries.

Kate has been writing professionally for a number of years, with an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications. Kate has a strong interest in social issues which are often complex and controversial.

Based in Australia, she has the opportunity to work remotely on projects all across the world, with rarely two writing tasks the same.

Fatimah Behin

Fatimah Behin

Fatimah is a law student with an academic background in Psychology from the University of South Africa and a national diploma in Exercise Science and Nutrition from the Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals. Fatimah currently works as a freelance (or ghost) writer, legal reviewer/paralegal assistant and editor during her student years, and plans to specialise in Environmental Law and Animal Welfare. Her work as a writer and editor takes her across many genres of work, from redlining and reviewing reports for Lumina Analytics to drafting legal summaries. She has worked as a researcher for notable author and journalist, Khadija Sharife, and has ghostwritten several books, including a children's series soon to be featured on Amazon.com Kindle store.

 

Squeezing Economy for all its Worth

Treasure Hunter - Skeleton Coast

A Brief History of the English Language

The Faceless People

The Faceless People

The Faceless People of swayr are real life individuals who contribute to our community to be able to give you an in the moment perspective. They have experienced the things we discuss in our articles and understand the pains first hand. We often use actors images to replace the profile pictures and help keep our contributors identifies safe. The Faceless People want to give an account of the things they experience without the worry of giving up their identity. 

swayr team

swayr team

The swayr team are a team of journalists/media professsionals with over 40 years of combined experience in the media and publishing industry. We some times edit or add to the content on swayr to help the authors out. 

Our experience comes from working at publications including: The Guardian, Fox, HuffPost and Haymarket

Khadija Sharife

Khadija Sharife

  Khadija around the web

  wikipedia.org logo - Khadija Sharife Profile - Same as contributor Wikpedia profile 

 worldpolicy.org logo - Khadija Sharife Profile - Same as contributor World Policy profile

  Forbes.com logo - Khadija Sharife Profile - Same as contributor Forbes article

 aljazeera.com logo - Khadija Sharife Profile - Same as contributor Aljazeera profile       

  foreignpolicy.com logo - Khadija Sharife Profile - Same as contributor Foreign Policy profile

 Twitter.com logo - Khadija Sharife Profile - Same as contributor Twitter profile    

 

Khadija Sharife is an internationally published author and journalist. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including ForbesThe EconomistAl JazeeraForeign PolicyBBC, and others.

Sharife has been the Southern Africa correspondent for The Africa Report magazine, assistant Africa editor of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, and co-author of Tax Us If You Can.

She was a visiting scholar at the Center for Civil Society (CCS) (2011) based in South Africa, fellow at the World Policy Institute, and coordinated the Africa branch of the European Union-funded Environmental Trade and Liabilities (EJOLT) project.

 

Shane Mac Donnchaidh

Shane Mac Donnchaidh

Shane Mac Donnchaidh has published a wide range of fiction and nonfiction work. In a previous incarnation, Shane worked as a university lecturer and international school principal and he has spent the last 15 years travelling and working throughout Europe and Asia. He currently works as a freelance writer and education consultant. In his spare time, he trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and practices Buteyko breathing. Originally from Ireland, Shane currently lives with his wife in Sines, Portugal.

 

Other works:

Non Fiction

Archive of Language Learning Articles:

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-english/author/shanemacdonnchaidh/

 

Teaching Articles

http://www.literacyideas.com/teaching-visual-texts-in-the-classroom/

http://www.literacyideas.com/teaching-inference/