I'm a professional editor with more than 9 years of experience working for diverse publications and projects. My goal is to amplify your voice and words through suggestions and alternative possibilities that will enhance your writing and make it more impactful. I believe in sensitive, constructive editing, not complete rewrites that you don't recognise as your own work.
TYPES OF EDITING
Ideal for a first draft. I'll include suggestions to make it more effective, improve the flow, develop the story or theme, point out gaps that need to be explained, and improve tone and intention. It will usually require some further rewriting by you, and will still need a copy edit and proofread.
A structurally sound piece of writing that you want to run by an editor to ensure readability, accuracy, consistency, grammar, semantics, style and fact checking. A text that has been copy edited will be refined and will usually need just a final proofread before it is ready for publication.
Only basic grammar, spelling, typographical and punctuation checks (including American/ British spelling consistency etc.) This is a great option when you want to get an edited piece of writing ready for final publication or submission.
BOOK A COMBO
You can also book two or more editing styles. The cost is the sum of each type of edit*, but a Combo guarantees my availability within an agreed time frame. It will include two or more drafts (depending on the package) with revisions to be made by you.
For example, for a Developmental Edit + Copy Edit Combo, I'll first send you a Developmental Edit draft, which you'll revise based on my suggestions, and I'll then send you the Copy Edited version.
My pricing* takes into account three factors:
Type of editing: Prices* are calculated based on the depth of the edit and the time required. Combos of two different types of edits are also possible.
Length of the piece: For the first 500 words (including pieces of less than 500 words), there is a fixed base rate* for each type of editing. For longer pieces, the relevant per word rate* is multiplied by the number of additional words.
Time sensitivity: There may be an additional rush fee* for very short turnaround times. I will always inform you beforehand about my availability for a project and whether it will cost you extra.
For my current rates*, use the button below to fill out a form. I'll get back to you within one business day.
*Note: Plus taxes as applicable. Prices are in USD and payments are accepted through PayPal.
MY EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
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EDITORIAL MANAGER, SAFFRONART
2018 - 2021
A leading international auction house specialising in Indian art, where my role involved writing, editing and proofreading catalogues on art, jewellery, rare books and real estate; press releases and PR liaison; curating a monthly newsletter; and editing and/or writing content for the blog.
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR (VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY), THE UNFAMILIAR
2013 - 2016
Peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. I supervised the Visual Anthropology section, and also assisted with peer reviews, proofreading and creative submissions.
ART JOURNALISM MENTOR AND MANAGING EDITOR, ART RADAR
2013 - 2018
An online publication focusing on contemporary visual culture from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. I took over as the Managing Editor in May 2014. From 2016, I tutored students from around the world in their one-on-one distance learning art journalism course.
2013 - 2014
An online magazine providing a platform for artists, writers and photographers to present their work to a wider audience. Its broad focus on arts and culture allowed room for experimentation and discussion of a wide variety of themes and topics.
COPY EDITOR (ASIA+EUROPE),
2016 - 2017
A leading publication in the art world.
I edited a high volume of daily content on visual art, lifestyle, performing arts and travel across their various country chapter sites. I also briefly headed the Culture+Travel vertical and contributed a weekly art and travel piece.
EDITORIAL CO-ORDINATOR, PARSI PANORAMA,
10th Anniversary Souvenir book of the UNESCO Parsi-Zoroastrian project, documenting its decade-long journey. The book was released during a three-day event at the India International Centre, New Delhi in March 2011.