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Announcing Bonus Chapter!!!

In collaboration with Lissa Soep and our inaugural author, Leila Nadir, we've created something we hope will make a splash in the audiobook world.
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Sharif Youssef is a writer, editor, producer, designer, engineer, and artist working primarily in the media of sound and words — often at the same time!

Their work has appeared on This American Life, 99% Invisible (where they were a staffer for 4.5 years), Vox Media, NBC, and New York Magazine (among others).  Shows, series, and episodes they’ve worked on routinely rank in the top ten of the iTunes Chart, have won awards (including a Pulitzer), and garnered praise from critics at The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Vulture, and (occasionally) their father.

They are from Wheeling, West Virginia by way of Alexandria, Egypt and now call Oakland, California home.


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What i offer

Soup. Nuts.
The Stuff Between.

Are you looking for an experienced audio editor, sound engineer, or sound designer for your longform narrative podcast, film, or video game? Someone to teach you audio best practices? To train your staff on Pro Tools? Maybe you’re just looking for an experienced field producer and tape syncer in the Bay Area. I can help. I have experience in every stage of the audio creation process, from initial pitch to mastered podcast. Bring me on for some (or all) of the following:

Technical Audio

field recording, scoring, sound design, mixing, mastering


scripting, producing, punch-ups, and interviews

Editing &

I enjoy making things better— editorially, sonically, systemically


one-on-one trainings on Pro Tools and iZotope; detailed feedback on mixes


what folks are saying...