My name is JoJo Zawawi and I have seriously crazy curly red hair, which should tell you something. (I'm not sure what!) Even though I don't live there at the moment, I'm mostly from Los Angeles.
Why “Mysterious Person”? Well, here's the backstory: When I was a young'un and had no credit rating, no credit cards, no nada, and was working as an employee doing data entry in Glendale, American Express sent me an invitation to apply for a fancy-schmancy corporate card. I KNEW they wouldn't approve me (heck, I didn't even have a business!), so I sent in the app just for fun. I put “Mysterious Person” as the company name. Two weeks later, the card came in the mail. It was AWESOME. “JoJo [+ my maiden name], Mysterious Person.” And this was in the days when you handed your credit card to the merchant, long before electronic terminals. Man, was that fun. And thus, Mysterious Person was born.
And what about me? I've lived all over the world and had a pile of adventures (see my Blog). I compose all sorts of music and the occasional film score (nominated for Best Composer/Documentary at the 2018 Burbank International Film Festival!). I write. I edit others' writings. I love learning languages. I paint and draw and carve wood and make stuff. I do some tedious stuff that you probably don't like doing, like preparing taxes and accounting stuff. I do transcription and I type 150 wpm, and I'm seriously well-versed in a whole lot of technical, scientific, legal, medical and other fields. I cook. I take pictures. (All photos on this site, except those of me!, and except one of the pictures of Mister Fuzzy the cat, were taken by me.) You can visit the About Me page for more Stuff About Me!
“You have chops!”
“IT’S BEAUTIFUL ... beautiful. That’s ****ing amazing. You are so alive!!!!!”
“I always did like your composing. It's refreshing. ... You're welcome to use this letter as reference to whomever it might mean something to.”
“I am blown away with the raw talent of JoJo Zawawi ... makes me want to cry and laugh. I only hope that you know how outrageously talented you are. In the Middle-East when you hear or see something that is brilliant you shout Allah! Allah! That is what I am doing right now.”
“OMFG!! I'VE JUST LISTENED TO YOUR MUSIC!! My dear JoJo, you are a true genius!! You are increeeedibly talented, as a musician, composer, arranger, and all-round artist!”
“You are da bomb girl. Anyone who has you as an editor is ****ing lucky. You’re the editor I’ve been looking for. You honored my style and my voice. You are very good at what you do. I couldn’t be happier. You make me giddy—you’re fabulous. Long live my brilliant editor!”
“AMAZING EDITING! I can’t thank you enough! You do great work.”
“I used JoJo for years. She knows tax law so well that we got every possible deduction with zero ‘borderline’ deductions. She's extremely ethical and, well, just the best!!”
“Integrity and creativity.”
“Really pleased with what you did.”
“Dependable, reliable, uber competent and delivers what she promises.”
“JoJo is extremely efficient, honest and easy to work with. I highly recommend her.”
“JoJo is an honest and easygoing person. She’s professional and takes the time to provide good work. I like her style.”
“JoJo is an upbeat and creative person with integrity and talent.”
“JoJo is a top-notch transcriptionist! She has done my medical dictations for years and is by far the best transcriptionist I have ever used. She got the medical terms exactly, with quick turnover, at an excellent rate. Highly recommend!”