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Gautam Paul | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 4, 2015

Gautam Paul

Wordsmith@work for you
   India
  |   Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal
  |  7:19 am Local Time

Overview

I bring to the table 26+ years of editing experience at four newspapers and an online editing company.
Your project needs my editing expertise. I've spent all of those years editing and rewriting copy for newspapers -- turning out crisp, clear and precise content with speed and accuracy.
Whatever your requirements are -- editing and proofreading, rewrites, articles, blog copy or press releases you get quality products at reasonable prices. You leverage my 22+ years of experience as business journalist into the bargain, which...

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Nov 24, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Sep 23, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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May 23, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Jan 29, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

This edited report talks about the severe liquidity and dollar crisis Bangladesh was...
Unchecked deforestation has been the bane of the countries on the Indian subcontinent
This Indian hill station has evolved into a hot tourist destination over 150 years...
This e-book, Six Weeks to Fat Loss, was heavily edited for clarity and flow.
copy-editing, line-editing

Skills (3)

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English
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Editing
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Service Description

If you awarded me your job, I would improve your writing style and the flow of your prose. Bad syntax would be dealt with and clunky expressions, wrong phrasing, misspelling, and typos taken care of.
Simply put, I would ensure that proper grammar, spelling and punctuation went in the final text, with the sentences causally linked in a tight and neat format. And while Im at it, I will keep in touch with you to apprise you of the progress of the project.
Im conscientious and dedicated to my work, and have a penchant for meeting deadlines -- qualities I picked up during my years in journalism. If you came to me, I would try my level best to deliver what you'd always wanted to have: precision work that would go out and get business for you.

Thank you.



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Employment

Mediatonix
Copy editor
2010 - 2012
Hndustan Times
ANE > Deputy News Editor (Business Section)
2005 - 2010
The Financial Times
Senior Sub-editor > Chief Sub-editor
1994 - 2005
The Economic Times
Sub-editor
1988 - 1994
The Times of India
Sub-editor
1986 - 1988

Education

TRFI, run by the Times of India newspapers group
Postgraduate certificate in Social Journalism
1985 - 1986
Calcutta University, Calcutta
B.A. (English literature)
1981 - 1984

Keywords

Editing
Proofreading
Business copy editing
Manuscript editing
Academic paper editing
Writing articles
Content developing
Writing long ads
Cars and car industry
Emerging markets
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