At Challenge for Change, Myriam is our publishing and illustration expert. She takes care of material preparation, content planning and development. Myriam is a publishing professional with 16 years of experience in the field. She started her publishing career in 1999, working as both a translator and a journalist for Dar Akhbar Al-Yom – an Egyptian press foundation – in three of its weekly publications: Akhbar Al-Adab (literary newspaper), Akhbar Al-Nogoum (entertainment magazine) and Akhbar Al-Yom (weekly general newspaper).
In 2001, Rizkallah joined the children’s books department of one of the largest Egyptian publishing houses: Dar El-Shorouk. As projects manager, she was involved in the whole process of children’s books production – from content development and design to negotiating copyrights agreements. In 2007, she moved to Shorouk Bookstores (a sister company of Dar El-Shorouk’€™s) as area manager, where she launched and supervised the operations of three branches, till 2010. Rizkallah has earned her professional certificate in publishing from the Book and Magazine Publishing Program, at the Story Arts Centre, Centennial College, Canada, in 2014 and is the Founder and CEO of Le Petit Prince Bibliothèque en Ligne and has a lot of experience in the field of writing, editing and translation.