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Ruchita G. | Elance
 
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Ruchita G.

An experienced writer for hire
   United Kingdom
Cleethorpes

Overview

A successful features journalist who has recently moved to the UK, experienced in writing, editing and proofreading for newspapers, magazines and periodicals. Recently completed her first novel and her MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. Ruchita is also a qualified workshop leader in creative writing.

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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

Most recently I have been working for INSIGHT, a bi-monthly magazine in Lincolnshire, as a writer, proofreader, editor and designer.

Prior to this, I worked as a features and entertainment journalist for The Sakal Times in Pune, India. Duties included editing, proofreading and assisting with layouts on a daily basis. After coming to the UK, I have continued to freelance for them, most recently covering the IIFA film awards in Yorkshire.

I have also had brief experience in broadcasting with Star News, part of the Sky network for Asia, during the July 2007 India V England Natwest Cricket Series.

Since completing the MA, I have been conducting regular creative writing workshops with groups of hobby writers. Some of these workshops have resulted in radio plays.

These past experiences have helped me in developing various skills such as meeting deadlines, organisation, interpersonal skills and assessment. Moreover, it has helped me to enhance my range of writing styles, like, informative, entertainment, fiction, educational, inspirational and reports.

As a new, independent provider, I can offer the following services to a high standard:

Creative Writing
Proof Reading
Editing
Copy Writing
Ghost Writing
Transcription
Re-writing
Articles

I will keep you regularly updated about the progress of the project and expect feedback at every stage, so that the final outcome is as close to your specification as possible.

I am available round the clock on...

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Employment

CPO Media, Grimsby
Writer, Editor, Junior Designer
2009 - Present
I write, edit and design pages for a bi-monthly community magazine which enjoys the readership of 62000 homes. It's a free magazine that deals with local issues and events.
Cartwheel Arts, Manchester
Workshop Leader
2008 - 2008
Conducted Creative Writing workshops with four groups of women from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Workshops culminated in a series of monologues and two radio plays for local radio.
Reading Bee, Manchester
Contributor
2008 - 2008
As a freelance journalist, I contributed to a new national magazine Reading Bee: Essential Journal for Asian Women, which is on the stands now in all the major bookstores in the UK.
The Sakal Times, Pune, India
Writer, sub-editor
2005 - 2005
Prior to moving to the UK in September 2005, I worked at a local daily newspaper in Pune, India as a features and entertainment journalist. Duties included the production of two pages on a daily...

Education

Manchester Metropolitan University
Master of Arts in Creative Writing and Pedagogic Studies
2005 - 2008
Fergusson College, Pune University (India)
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with Philosophy and Psychology
2002 - 2005
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creative
features
ghostwriter
education
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