I am a competent writer and editor with a journalism background. I am fluent in English, Hindi, Kannada, and Bengali.
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As a journalist, I worked on development topics. My thesis at journalism school was on issues affecting rural Bangalore from AIDS awareness to crop productivity.
I write in plain language, and believe that anything that's worth saying can and needs to be said clearly.
I am interested in social issues and read up on climate change, politics, economy, and technology.
I am social media-savvy and recently helped write a book...
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I am a trained copy editor and writer. I have a combined journalistic and non-journalistic experience of more than eight years.
I currently work as the Director of Research Operations for Common Sense Advisory, an American market research firm.
I started out as a sub-editor in Vijay Times, Bangalore. (The paper was acquired by the Times of India last year and is now Bangalore Mirror.) It was a new newspaper then and I was one of the founding staff.
Skills acquired here: Handling immense work pressure, editing at break-neck speed. and working with a team, Also, gained expertise in handling QuarkXpress: the software used to design newspages. I learned a lot through the never-ending shifts and ever-present deadlines.
I then took a brief break to finish my postgraduate diploma in environmental law. After that, I worked as part-time editor for a business digest in Bangalore called Businessgyan.
Skills acquired here: Learned to write business stories. This was different from the development stories that I had done till then. Also, had to co-ordinate with freelancers, urge them to turn in copy on time... the works.
Next came the job at America Online. At AOL, I was part of the Search team. AOL had pioneered into manual editing of search terms. The Internet Search industry had already become hot and so it became a really exciting experience.
Skills acquired here: Learned about the ins and outs of the Internet Search industry, and had fun doing that. I understood a lot...
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