Hello — I’m an entrepreneur and musician living in Washington DC.

My Businesses

  • Industry Arabic: A full service translation company. We only do Arabic to English and English to Arabic translation
  • Translation Equipment HQ: An ecommerce store selling equipment for live, multi-language simultaneous interpretation
  • switchTop: an ecommerce store selling parts for mechanical computer keyboards.

I’m Interested In

  • Copywriting, Digital Marketing and eCommerce: I’m fascinated by the idea that putting the right words on a page can make the difference between someone going “meh” and clicking the back button, and someone deciding to take action.
  • The Middle East: I speak Arabic (Masri, for the most part)and Persian (Farsi) and did a masters in Middle Eastern Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. I’ve travelled extensively in the region (Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco) and lived and worked in Egypt and Libya.
  • Playing in Bands: I play guitar and tenor banjo. You can find me busking in Eastern Market on warm days in DC with the Capitol Hillbillies.

Who I Want To Connect With 

If we have a common interest or think we’d have something to talk about I hope you’ll drop me a line. In particular I’m looking to connect with:

  • Blues, Indie, Jazz, and Americana musicians in the Washington DC area
  • Other entrepreneurs, copywriters, marketers
  • Bloggers, authors, podcasters, scholars and people who love to read, write, and create

Contact Me At

Email:  willwardwillward@gmail.com

Twitter: willward1

Thanks for reading!


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