Editors’ Conclave 2018 – Sessions that stayed: Part 2 of the keynote address by Dr. Selvin

Is editing really dead? No, not yet. Will editing be dead and forgotten? Maybe, maybe not. It's more of an answer based on your belief system. What Dr. Selvin delivered in his keynote address may not be the elixir for editing life, but is a prescription for how editing can stay fit and live longer. … Continue reading Editors’ Conclave 2018 – Sessions that stayed: Part 2 of the keynote address by Dr. Selvin

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Editors’ Conclave 2018 – Sessions that stayed with me: An editor’s journey

This is a guest post by Manjula Sridhar. In her own words, "As a child, I was fortunate to travel to Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi because of my father’s transferable job and pursue the education in those places. This helped me cultivate social and adaptability skills, develop an interest in languages and appreciate the … Continue reading Editors’ Conclave 2018 – Sessions that stayed with me: An editor’s journey

The making of a copy editor – III

Now, we are at the end of a series of posts. A quick recap: in my last post, The making of a copy editor – II, I discussed a good understanding of English grammar and the flair for reading as two of the four traits of a copy editor. While the two are self-explanatory, I urge … Continue reading The making of a copy editor – III

The making of a copy editor – II

Hello there. Hope you had a cup of strong coffee, thinking over what would be the four traits of a copy editor. Or if you missed my previous post, Making of a copy editor - I, you may go back to the post, read it and come back here. You would lose nothing if you go … Continue reading The making of a copy editor – II

The making of a copy editor – I

When our professor stopped his class to read out a circular about a campus selection programme, I didn’t realize that it was going to change the contours of my life. There were two reasons for my friends and me to choose to attend the written test: we wanted to experience how a campus selection programme would work … Continue reading The making of a copy editor – I

A Valentine’s Day and an Antecedent Accident

Feb 14, 2008. To say it was a Valentine's day is being redundant. It was when many of my colleagues and I were in our early and mid-20s, which made that V-day all the more special. We worked for an organization that believed fun in workplace. So someone proposed the idea of celebrating Valentine's day. I was … Continue reading A Valentine’s Day and an Antecedent Accident