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Anita Nagarajan

I’m Anita Nagarajan, an independent communications and editing consultant. I offer content creation, academic (research) editing, copy editing, and proofreading services (in English) to academic/education projects, research teams, non-profit organizations, and businesses.

My goal is to help individuals and organizations communicate with their audience in a clear, correct, and coherent manner, while keeping the content effective and engaging for the target audience.

I have over 12 years of work experience: approximately 6 years of experience in editing and writing technical, scientific, and educational content for various target audiences, and approximately 6 years of experience as a software developer and team lead in the software industry (Intel and IBM). In continuing professional development, I have pursued and completed various courses in science writing, professional editing, and human-centered design.

When I’m not donning the editor’s hat, I’m exploring a new place or writing about my travels. Besides hosting storytelling sessions to spread the joy of books and reading among kids, I’ve also dabbled in writing stories for my favorite people.

Courses

  • DELF B2 certification (French), French Ministry of Education
  • French language courses, Levels A2-B2, Alliance Française de Bangalore
  • Italian language courses, Il Centro, Milan, Italy
  • Avoid retractions- Publish ethically, Editage Insights
  • Design Kit- The Course for Human-Centered Design, IDEO.org
  • Editing for the Web, Copyediting.com
  • Science Journalism Workshop, Basic & Advanced Levels (Conducted by faculty from Coventry University, UK; organized by IISER Pune and Newton Bhabha Fund of British Council India)
  • Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University Online

Education

  • MS degree in Computer Science

    North Carolina State University, USA

  • BE degree in Computer Engineering

    Government College of Engineering, Pune, India

Services

Consulting for academic research projects:

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

Creation and editing of teaching/learning material and tools.

Consulting for non-profit organizations:

Content creation for websites, newsletters and reports. Copy writing, copy editing and proofreading of newsletters, flyers, reports, and social media and website content.

Consulting for researchers:

Copy editing and proofreading of research manuscripts and technical papers (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and related interdisciplinary fields).

Consulting for technology firms and other businesses:

Copy writing, copy editing and proofreading of technical presentations, newsletters, reports, corporate decks, product decks, and social media and website content.

Experience

Content Creation and Editing:

  • Created and edited content for TROP ICSU, a pedagogical research and innovation project on global climate change education, funded by the International Science Council (ISC)
    • Developed teaching aids (teaching tools and lesson plans) for educators/teachers at the high school and undergraduate levels across the world
    • Created project documentation, including project reports, articles, and communication and outreach material
    • Created and published the project newsletter
    • Coordinated and communicated with global partners for outreach and dissemination efforts
    • Conducted teacher training workshops across the world
  • Edited instructor manuals for college-level textbooks (Pearson Global Editions) in Chemistry, Business Statistics, Human Resource Management, and Computer Programming
  • Edited research manuscripts (in Computer Science and related interdisciplinary fields) for authors from various countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Germany, and France. Target publications typically included IEEE transactions, IEEE conferences, and Elsevier journals
  • Edited newsletters, flyers, blog posts, and social media and website content for corporate clients and international non-profit organizations
  • Edited corporate and product decks for businesses.
  • Created website content for corporate clients
  • Facilitated training sessions in various aspects of writing and documentation
  • Performed research and analysis to propose ideas and solutions for effective communication with various audiences

Software Design and Development:

  • Technical Team Lead and Software Engineer, Intel India
  • Software Engineer, IBM Global Services

Recent Posts

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 opportunities to collaborate, please contact me via e-mail or LinkedIn.