Freelance Writer, Copyeditor, Proofreader since 6 years
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I am Nivedita. I am freelance writer, proof reader, an copy editor. I have edited and contributed to 18 books including novels, short stories and poetry; contributed articles on literature and social change to two print publications as a journalist (The Hindu and Wow! Magazine, a Hyderabad-based magazine) and have contributed to online news portals like The Better India, Hill Post, The South Report (now defunct), run by Uma Sudhir of NDTV and TS Sudhir of India Today. I have worked with Thomson Reuters in the editorial department (full time) before quitting to pursue freelancing editing. I am currently based out of India but I work with Indian clients and on Indian prices. I am also a Independent researcher with a keen interest in the publishing field. My papers have been selected at the University of Hyderabad and at Jharkhand University. My poetry and short stories have been published in various anthologies and you can read them (along with my other works) here: nnivedita.com.
Senior Publishing Specialist
2009 - 2015
The following were my job roles: • Responsible for the entire cycle of readying a newsletter for printing and placing it online. • Proof reading the newsletter to ensure the complete correctness of it. • Skimming and tagging to ensure that the newsletter is ready for the customer to read it. • Work on 20 newsletters a month where the newsletters on an average span up to 40 pages. • Communicate and Co-ordinate effectively with the US counter parts for updates and completion of newsletters.
Freelance Features Writer
2008 - 2013
I wrote articles for the Young World and NxG in the sections of art, literature and social change • Wrote on the Art and Heritage of Hyderabad, Literature and Books-related activities, NGOs, Key articles: Article on Chowmahalla Palace, Interview with the author, Aniruddha Sen Gupta, NGO that organizes cricket matches for visually challenged players and an NGO run by 12th grade students.
Freelance Features Writer
2011 - 2015
I wrote articles for the literature, social change segment and events across Hyderabad I Wrote reviews of book stores and interviewed personalities Key articles: Interview with Gulzar, noted lyricist and film personality, Article on Manchi Pustakam, a low budget Telugu books store, Article on Thodu Needa, an organization encouraging companionship and remarriage among senior citizens, and interview of Lalithha Das who teaches painting to visually challenged students.
Program Content Developer and Reporter
2008 - 2009
Program Content Developer • Prepared content for shows related to education. • Anchored 3 programs. Key programs: Shows which tracked the impact of recession positively. Reporter • Reported news under the beats, education and health. • Helped juniors write reports after coverage of story. Key programs: Concentrated on how recession has affected education, how literature can empower students from various fields and how ragging distorts our careers. Reporter (Assistant) • Worked for the different domains like education, health and entertainment. • Assisted senior reporters to draft their stories. Key programs: Hyderabad book fair 2008 and assisted in reporting Polling booth in the 2009 elections.
Proof Reader and Copy Editor
2011 - Present
I am responsible for compiling anthologies, editing novels, short stories and poetry.