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It all began on a rainy afternoon in 2007 during my final year of B.Com. A chance glimpse at a newspaper ad seeking teenage journalists did it, coupled with the urge to build my extracurricular portfolio. Soon, I was freelancing as a campus reporter for Just Like That, a youth magazine by the TOI Group. And then there was no looking back.
In the decade since, I’ve worked as a content junior at a digital agency, ghostwritten medical literature for a homoeopathy clinic, and even appeared for the CAT and NMAT, which helped me revisit the rules of English grammar and vocabulary. But a freelance travel-planning gig in the interim made me realise my true love—full-time writing—so I gave up my MBA dream to pursue my calling.
I’m grateful to have spent three years each in the editorial departments of Spenta Multimedia and Condé Nast India, two of the country’s biggest media behemoths. And when life and spondylosis happened, I went full-time freelance and dedicated a majority of my time to penning my first book.
My work has been featured in Condé Nast Traveller India, Architectural Digest India, Indiatimes, Fodor’s Travel, Film Companion, among others, with travel, lifestyle, entertainment, health, and children’s literature being my areas of specialisation. I’m also in the process of creating a bank of screenplays and TV concepts.
Services & Rates
Writing & content development
From SEO content, blog posts, and ebooks to articles, film reviews, and product catalogues, premium content and copywriting form my core strengths. Niches include entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and health. Rates start at INR 8 or USD 0.10 per word. I do Hindi-English translations, too, from INR 5 or USD 0.06 per word.
Copy-editing & proofreading
Want a fresh pair of eyes to look at your text? I can point out how you can make it better, and then clean it up and make the words sing. That I’m a grammar Nazi and ruthless fact-checker should be a bonus for you. Rates start at INR 125 or USD 1.50 per page of 250 words.
Scriptwriting & storytelling
Be it a play, video, commercial, TV show, web series, or big-ticket motion picture, I can provide you with an intriguing script or storyline either on spec or based on your brief. I pen dialogues, too, in Hindi and English. Rates available on request.
Developmental editing, manuscript assessment, beta reading
Whether you need feedback on your manuscript or a good structural edit, my 5+ years of experience in story assessment helps me evaluate your work with a detailed report. Rates from INR 250 or USD 3 per page of 250 words.
Whether it’s for a screenplay you’re writing or a book you’re planning, let me take care of this aspect while you focus on the execution. Rates from INR 1,000 or USD 13 per hour.
You can seek my guidance in matters of writing, editing, and storytelling over Google Meet. Rates from INR 1,000 or USD 13 per hour.
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Will PiKu ever meet the love of her life? Or will it only remain an unfulfilled dream? Find out in this emotional roller-coaster!
To book me for my services, travel gigs, shoots, speaking engagements, collaborations, or anything else, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.