I’m a communications consultant and freelance English-language editor and writer, specializing in educational, scientific, and technical content. My areas of experience and interest are STEM, Management, and Education.

How I can help you

If you represent an academic institution, a publisher, a non-profit organization, or a business, I would love to collaborate and assist you with the creation, editing, and proofreading of educational content.

If you are a scientist or researcher, I would be happy to assist you with the editing of research papers and research grant proposals.

If you are an educator, I would be happy to contribute in the creation and editing of instructional/learning material and the design of meaningful learning experiences.

How I have helped my clients

I have helped organizations and individuals communicate effectively with their audience by enhancing the structure, clarity, and relevance of different types of content:

  • textbooks, instructional material, case studies, teaching guides, teaching notes
  • research articles, research papers, scientific reports
  • corporate slide decks, technical presentations, reports
  • newsletters, flyers, social media posts, website content

In addition to creating teaching aids and developing instructional material, I have also designed and facilitated training programs and workshops for students and teachers across the world.

Training and CPD

  • Editing, Copyediting, Editing for the Web, SEO
  • Enhancing Readability, Writing Alt Text
  • Writing Grant Proposals
  • Writing in the Sciences
  • House Styles, Social Media Communication
  • Science Journalism Workshop, Basic & Advanced Levels
  • The Digital Teacher - An Online Course on Digital Pedagogy
  • Course Facilitator Training for The Digital Teacher
  • Virtual Instruction, Online Education, Improving Human Talents (Personal and Social Capabilities)
  • Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation

Education

  • MS degree in Computer Science

    North Carolina State University, USA

  • BE degree in Computer Engineering

    Government College of Engineering, Pune, India

  • French language

  • Italian language

  • Japanese language

Services

For academic research projects:

Writing and editing content for effective communication of science and technology to various audiences.

Creating and editing teaching/learning material and educational tools.

Creating and managing documentation and style guides.

For non-profit organizations:

Creating content for websites, newsletters, reports, and fundraising campaigns. Copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading of newsletters, flyers, reports, and social media and website content.

Developing communication material for outreach and dissemination efforts.

Creating and managing documentation and style guides.

For researchers:

Copyediting and proofreading research manuscripts and technical papers (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Business, Management, and related interdisciplinary fields).

Copyediting and proofreading research grant proposals.

For technology firms and other businesses:

Copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading technical presentations, newsletters, reports, corporate decks, product decks, and social media and website content.

Creating and managing documentation and style guides.

For educators and projects in education:

Creating and editing teaching/learning material and educational tools.

Editing case studies and teaching notes.

Designing and facilitating training workshops.

Experience

Content Creation and Editing:

I have edited case studies and teaching notes for the Indian Insitute of Management Ahmedabad; worked on a three-year global climate change education project funded by the International Science Council; edited STEM content for leading publishers such as Pearson and companies like AsiaEdit, Editage (CACTUS Communications), and American Journal Experts; and written and edited content for global non-profits, multinational companies, and organizations in the UN network. In these projects, I have collaborated with domain and subject matter experts from countries across the world.

My experience includes

  • editing case studies and teaching notes in business and management topics
  • editing textbooks and research manuscripts
  • developing and editing instructional guides and training material (in collaboration with subject matter experts)
  • creating project documentation (including in-depth reports, articles, and communication material)
  • creating survey and analysis reports
  • writing and editing grant proposals
  • creating fundraising initiatives and developing content for fundraising campaigns
  • creating, editing, and publishing newsletters, social media posts, and website content
  • managing translation efforts with translators from various countries

Curriculum Development, Teacher Training, and Outreach:

I have created, edited, and curated teaching aids (teaching tools and lesson plans) and facilitated teacher training workshops for a climate change education project of the International Science Council. I have also facilitated teacher training workshops on digital pedagogy as a master trainer for UNESCO MGIEP. To enhance reading and writing skills among students, I have designed and delivered activity-based storytelling and writing workshops for children.

My experience includes

  • creating teaching aids (teaching tools and lesson plans) for teachers/educators
  • designing and facilitating workshops for students
  • facilitating teacher training workshops in English, French, and Hindi
  • coordinating and implementing outreach and dissemination efforts
  • coordinating global partnerships
  • facilitating training sessions in various aspects of content writing and documentation

Software Design and Development:

  • Technical Team Lead and Software Engineer, Intel India

I was a software engineer in the graphics display driver team (Intel Integrated Graphics) and was later the technical team leader of the Video BIOS team. I implemented new feature requests, enabled new display technologies, provided technical (engineering) inputs in product development meetings, reviewed design and technical specifications with the architecture team, created High Level Design documents for new display technologies, provided engineering impact analysis for new feature requests, and suggested and implemented process improvements and new methods for improved efficiency (as member of a virtual quality team).

  • Software Engineer, IBM Global Services, India

Publications

Education, Pedagogy, Climate Change

• “Educational strategies to achieve global awareness of climate change and its impact”, by R. Chopra, A. Nagarajan, A. Joshi, N. Fomproix and L. S. Shashidhara in Global Campus Innovations, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2020, Volume II.

Volume II - Curriculum Advances: https://library.wmo.int/doc_num.php?explnum_id=10404

All Volumes: https://library.wmo.int/index.php?lvl=notice_display&id=21789

• “Climate Change Across the Curriculum”, by R. Chopra, A. Joshi, A. Nagarajan, N. Fomproix and L. S. Shashidhara in Climate Change and the Role of Education (Eds. Walter Leal Filho, Sarah L. Hemstock), Springer International Publishing, 2019, Chapter 4, pages 53-69. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-32898-6. https://www.springer.com/in/book/9783030328979

Computer Science (Research)

• “Detailed Cache Coherence Characterization for OpenMP benchmarks” by J. Marathe, A. Nagarajan and F. Mueller in International Conference on Supercomputing, June 2004, pages 287-297. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/1006209.1006250 https://arcb.csc.ncsu.edu/~mueller/ftp/pub/mueller/papers/ics04.pdf

• “Detailed Cache Coherence Characterization for OpenMP benchmarks” by A. Nagarajan, J. Marathe, F. Mueller in TR 2004-9, Dept of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Mar 2004. https://arcb.csc.ncsu.edu/~mueller/ftp/pub/mueller/papers/TR-2004-9.pdf

Children’s Literature

• “A Special Journey” by Anita Nagarajan. For Pratham Books Storyweaver https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/13175-a-special-journey

• “When Pilloo Grows Up” by Anita Nagarajan. For Pratham Books Storyweaver https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/5946-when-pilloo-grows-up

• “An adventure of the Acqua family” translated (from Italian to English) by Anita Nagarajan. For Pratham Books Storyweaver https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/165302-an-adventure-of-the-acqua-family-a-story-created-and-illustrated-by-class-i-b

• “Classes begin after the holidays” translated (from French to English) by Anita Nagarajan. For Pratham Books Storyweaver https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/134086-classes-begin-after-the-holidays

Other Contributions and Mentions

• Editor, Book “Karmic Design Thinking” by Dr. Bala Ramadurai. https://dt.balaramadurai.net/

• Science Communication Expert and Contributing Author Chapter 1, Report “Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region”, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India (Eds. Dr. R. Krishnan, Dr. J. Sanjay, Dr. Chellappan Gnanaseelan, Dr. Milind Mujumdar, Dr. Ashwini Kulkarni, Dr. Supriyo Chakraborty), Springer Singapore, 2020. https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/assessment-of-climate-change-over-the-indian-region/18078846

Presentations

  1. Toward Effective Communication: Writing and Editing for Your Target Audience
    A presentation for the Indian Copyeditors Forum (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy9zOIl1jUo)

  2. COEXIST: Actionable Stories for Sustainable Change
    A flash talk that was first presented at the NCSE Drawdown Conference 2021, Science & Solutions for a Planet under Pressure (https://youtu.be/2PeUWceDCrs)

  3. Adaptiv People
    An interview with Adaptiv
    https://www.adaptiv.me/blog/adaptiv-people-anita-nagarajan/

Recent Posts

Reflections: What Did I Edit This Year?

A blog post on the topics and subject areas of my editing projects this year

Hemingway and Readability

A blog post on readability and the Hemingway App

Story Clubs, Storytelling, and More: The Magnificent View From Up There

A summary of a magical storytelling session at a neighborhood library.

Contact

I live in the charming city of Pune, considered to be the cultural capital of Maharashtra, India.

For inquiries and discussions about consulting or freelance opportunities in editing, writing, documentation, or training, please contact me via e-mail or LinkedIn.