Salma Jafry

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

Location:Burton-on-trent, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 Skills
Objective To gain good experience by testing my creative skills as I work in a prestigious organization.
Qualifications 2006 Masters in Mass Communication
Jinnah University for Women Karachi, Pakistan

? T.V Production
? Public Relations
? Advertising
? Social Sciences

Related Assignments
? Made a Documentary on the Training of Special Children
? Interviewed Shadaab Kabir, the Cricketer
? Made a news report of Students’ week
? Collected and compiled data on the Functioning of Public Relations Department of Ziauddin Hospital (KPT)
? Made a Campaign on Harassment In Buses

2002-2005 Bachelors in Arts (honors) in Mass Communication
Jinnah University for Women Karachi, Pakistan
? News Writing and Reporting
? Global media
? Newspaper and book reading
? Women and Media
? Development Communication

• English Advance
• Education

Related Assignments
• Made a news report of Fashion 2004 in Expo Centre, Pakistan
• Reporting of the launching ceremony of Urdu magazine in Jinnah University, Pakistan
• Made a report on Indonesian Media
• Collected and compiled data for research on ASEAN
• Reviewed the book, Press in Chains.
• Interviewed Quatrina Hosain, a Pakistani Senior Journalist
• Made a report on Child Abuse

1997 Intermediate in Arts
Government College for Women Karachi, Pakistan

1995 Matric
Mama Parsi Girls’ Secondary School Karachi, Pakistan
Oxford University Press, Pakistan Freelancer
Aug’09 – Dec ‘09
• Wrote two Teaching Guides for Computer for classes 1 and 2
• Proofreading
• Reviewed few series of Computer Studies for secondary classes

Oxford University Press, Pakistan Junior Editor
Aug ’08 – Jul ‘09
• Editing and proofreading of manuscript for several projects
• Content editing, in context of review and feedback
• Provided in-house review for the series Keyboard
• Coordinated and collaboration with the Design department for typesetting, artwork and layout of texts
• consulted external reviewers and subject specialists
• Arranged for outline/manuscript review in schools in coordination with Sales
• Developed a comprehensive analysis of competitors’ books available in the market, in terms of content/text, word count, extent, paper quality, illustrations and price
• Prepared survey forms and questionnaires for the sales team and provided input for flyers and promotional material
• Ensured the piracy and plagiarism of the text was taken care of

Pakistan Press Foundation Assistant Web Editor
One Year
• Assisted Editor in preparing reports on media attacks
• Uploaded and edited news reports
• Proofreading
• Search via internet for news/articles

CNBC Internee
Jan ’07 – Apr ’07
• Assisted the producer in “Brand Wars” programme
• Assisted in editing of the programme “Pakistan This Week”
• Translated scripts from English to Urdu

Taught English in Crescent Children’s Academy for 4 yrs

Published articles in Dawn Newspaper

Done Transcription as a Freelancer

Made a Documentary on the Training of Special Children
? Produced the script
? Handled the camera-work
Extra curricular activities
? Participated in a drama in students’ week
? Performed on a song in the students’ week
? Edited the newsletter “Ayaan” of the Department of Mass Communication
? Made a coverage of a seminar on Lawlessness at Jinnah University for Women
Other ? Attended a workshop on Conflict Management at Regent Plaza, Pakistan
? Attended a workshop on Gender Equality at Regent Plaza
? Attended a seminar on Gender Inequality at Pakistan Press Foundation, Pakistan
? Participated in a programme, Café Vision on Indus Vision, Pakistan.
Computer skills
MS Office
Diploma in Computer Science Petroman Training Institute
Diploma in Web Engineering Arena Multimedia
Interests Reading books, listening to music, watching movies and traveling
Reference Will be given on request
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