Education

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, London, UK
MSc Development Studies (1998-99)

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY, New Delhi, India
MA Politics (with specialisation in International Relations) (1996-98)


Work Experience

Publication Officer,
Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India

2019–

  • Manages the production and marketing of MIDS publications

Freelance editor and writing trainer
2011 to 2019

  • Edited books, reports, and articles for publishers, authors, and development agencies.
  • Facilitated workshops on academic writing for faculty, students, and professionals.

Senior Commissioning Editor,
SAGE Publications, New Delhi, India

2007 to 2011

  • Member of the team that identifies manuscripts for publishing

Deputy Commissioning Editor,
SAGE Publications, New Delhi, India

2006 to 2007

  • Member of the team that identifies manuscripts for publishing

Senior Editor,
SAGE Publications, New Delhi, India

2005

  • Copy-edited and co-designed a new journal in rural management.
  • Designed and supervised the production of professional social science books.

Freelance writer
2000 to 2004

  • Wrote Opinion and Feature articles for The Hindu, The New Indian Express
  • Developed a special feature on the eve of elections for The New Indian Express

Researcher - Social Development,
Taru Leading Edge, Hyderabad, India

1999 to 2000

  • Undertook consultancy research in power sector reforms, water and sanitation, and urban services in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. Clients: UNICEF, DfiD, AusAID