If you have decided to trust me with your book, it's important for you to know who I am, what I do, and how I can help you.
EXPLORING THE WORLD OF PUBLISHING
I grew up in Kolkata, the cultural capital of India, and the birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought. With my background in English Literature, working with language and stories felt natural, and I decided to explore the world of publishing. As an in-house editor at Cambridge University Press (India) and Seagull Books, I learned the art of making books. Besides editing, proofreading, and working on the layout of a book, I acquired in-depth and hands-on knowledge on different aspects of the publishing industry.
WHY YOU CAN TRUST ME WITH YOUR BOOK
To me, nothing beats the thrill of working in the publishing world. Whether it be being one of the proofreaders for the 2012 Nobel laureate Mo Yan's book POW!, editing Christa Wolf’s last story August, writing English textbooks for Macmillan Education, helping set up the Seagull School of Publishing, training talented students in the craft of editing, guiding first-time authors to publish their dream book, all my experiences have enriched me and made me fall in love with my work more.
TURNING YOUR MANUSCRIPTS INTO PROMISING BOOKS
AUTHORS: Some of my most rewarding collaborations have been with authors like you, who have gone on to self-publish their own books. Your words have the power to change the world, so it’s important to convey your voice and your vision with clarity and conviction. See how I can help you do that.
PUBLISHERS: I have provided editorial support to publishers like Bloomsbury, Ohio University Press, Macmillan Learning, and The MIT Press. As a publisher of repute, you want someone who is reliable and experienced and knows the craft of editing. Find out how I can add value to your book.
WHY I AM EQUIPPED TO HELP YOU
Master's degree (MA) in English Literature from The English and Foreign Languages University in Hyderabad, India
Bachelor's degree (BA) in English Literature from Loreto College in Kolkata, India
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Audited classes at the Seagull School of Publishing (2012)
EFA Conference (2021)
The Society for Editing (ACES) Conference (2021)
Editors Canada Conference (2021)
Advanced Copyediting (EFA course, 2021)
I’m a member of the following professional groups:
WHERE I LIVE
I love being a global editor and have had the pleasure of living and editing in three countries. I now live in Canada with my husband, my tea collection, and my travel journals.
When I’m not editing, I create digital collages and had my first art exhibition in May 2021 in New York. If you like art, come take a look.
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