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Annapoorni Badrinath

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

Location:United Arab Emirates
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P.B. Annapoorni
Passport No: F 2177542; (M): 056-7377436

Associate Editor| Copy Editor| Print Media Editor| Content Editor

Career Objective

To focus on developing my skills to value-add the employer, advance the career arena and to emerge as an outstanding Editor

Personal Attributes and Areas of Expertise

Astute determination, hardworking and straight forwardness are my characteristic attributes. I believe in delivering my duties with utmost responsibility and sincerity, with the honesty of my opinion and I trust that these would result in the growth and prosperity of the organization. Skills include excellence in English Grammar, eye for details, with logical, focused & precise approach, self-motivated and capable of working to the most exacting standards of accuracy under frequent deadline pressure. My proficiency includes managing editorial teams, content development and copyediting.

Educational Qualifications

• Secondary (10th) from Delia School of Canada, Hong Kong in 2000 with Maths, Art (Drawing), Business Studies, Science, English, Computer Science and Canadian History. Secured 85.29% in aggregate
• Senior Secondary (12th) from Delia School of Canada, Hong Kong, in 2002 with Maths, Physics, Biology, Computer Science and English. Secured 78.67% in aggregate
• Graduated in English (Hons) from Panjab University in 2005. Subsidiary subjects were Psychology and History & Culture of Punjab. Secured 70.6% in aggregate
• PG Diploma in Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication and Management, New Delhi in 2005–06. Secured 62% in aggregate
• M. A. in English (2006–08) from Panjab University

Academic Achievements

• Was adjudged the Best Student of the month during the tenure in Secondary School
• Won Academic Award for English Language in Senior Secondary School
• Won the 2nd prize for Elective English in the second year of graduation
• Won the 3rd prize for Elective English in the final year of graduation
• Had three articles published in the annual college magazine during my graduation
• Had seven of my articles published in an in-house newspaper (Alpha) during my diploma in journalism of which, two made to the lead story

Work Experience

Evalueserve, India (March 2009 to November 2010)
(Associate Editor – Editorial Division)

• Worked on a range of documents such as transcripts, industry newsletters, whitepapers, internal PR and HR documents and company profiles
• Edited business and financial reports/deliverables from the business research and investment research verticals
• Reviewed documents edited by other editors
• Successfully quality checked short turnaround projects
• Handled long-term projects that are rated ‘above expectations’ by the clients
• Conducted training sessions on grammar and effective business writing for analysts/co-editors and team development activities
• Had established strong professional relationships with analyst teams through regular correspondence, training and feedback sessions

The Times of India (January 2006 to March 2009)
(Senior Copy Editor – News Audit Department)

The goal of the team is to make the paper a zero-error newspaper. It involves highlighting the errors made by the editorial and editing stories for consistency and errors.

I was entrusted with the responsibility of auditing Lucknow, Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and New Delhi editions.

Key Responsibilities

• Highlighting language, spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
• Pointing out factual, headline, caption and chart errors
• Keeping a close watch for repetition of pictures and articles, and also highlighting the misplaced articles and inappropriate pictures
• Making a note of the polarized, skewed, foggy and misleading stories
• Picking on the important stories that have been missed out by the paper for the day
• Marking the plugs and plants in the news daily
• Providing audit services, including style, flow and overall structure of the news daily

Personal & Family Details
Father’s Name : Capt. (Retd.) Badrinath
Father’s Occupation : Chief Manager – Bank of India
Mother’s Name : Chandra Badrinath Spouse’s Name : Aswin Viswanathan
Spouse’s Occupation : Electrical Engineer
Visa Status : On Spouse’s Visa – Valid until March 2013
Languages Known : English, Hindi and Tamil
Date of Birth : August 6th 1985

I, P.B.Annapoorni, express interest in taking up a suitable position, where I can contribute whole heartedly, which helps define my identity as a Media Editing Professional. I assure that the above-furnished information is true to my knowledge.

Yours truly,
P.B. Annapoorni
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