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Ninie G. Syarikin

Ninie G. Syarikin graduated from English Department of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1983. She also attended the American Studies Department of The George Washington University, Washington, DC under Fulbright Scholarships (1987-1989). At the earlier part of her career, Ninie has taught at the English Department, University of North Sumatera, Medan, Indonesia (1984-1993). She holds a teaching certificate in "Methods of Employing Literature in Language Teaching" from the SEAMEO RELC (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Language Centre) scholarship in Singapore and 140 hours teaching certificates in TESOL/TESL/TEFL from the Oxford Seminars, with specializations in "Business English" and "TOEFL Preparation." Ninie is an alumna of two well-known literary programs: The British Council-sponsored "The Cambridge Seminar" at Downing College of the University of Cambridge in UK and The University of Iowa's Summer Writing Festival. Federally retired as a broadcast journalist from the US Government-funded Voice of America (www.voanews.com) and Voice of America's Indonesian Service (www.voaindonesia.com) after 22 years of career (August 1993-July 2015), she is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at The University of Tampa, Florida, to focus on independent scholarship and independent writing. Ninie works both as a writer and translator of English, Indonesian and Malay languages. She owns and manages House of Creative Writing, which seeks to create a cultural bridge, through language and literature, between the Southeast Asian Islamic countries and the United States of America. Besides being an APWT member, Ninie also belongs to the American Translators Association, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Society of Professional Journalists, American Academy of Religion, National Coalition of Independent Scholars and Fulbright Association. Ninie welcomes correspondences from other APWT members and beyond, and request for writing samples and publications are welcome.

Member Since: 11/1/2012

Country: United States

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