Ekta Garg

Ekta Garg – Editor

I'm a R.eviewer-E.ditor-A.uthor-D.reamer. Stories are my passion, and I love helping other writers get the words on the page.

Overview

I am a writer and editor with a passion for the written word. From my experience in my teens as a spelling bee champion to my first job as a professional writer and editor, I know words are essential even in this fast-paced world. A Phi Beta Kappa, I have been trained in one of the best journalism schools in the country; my talent, passion, and drive have been honed to offer any employer the best in efficiency and organization. The variety of my experience -- I've written about healthcare, home improvement, and Hindi films -- allows me to adapt quickly. I welcome a challenge to try something new because I know my skills will enhance any publication and add to it a fresh voice.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Anthologies Cultural & Ethnic Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Short Story Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • New Millennium Writings, flash fiction semi-finalist, 2016
  • New Millennium Writings, flash fiction finalist, 2017
  • UW-Madison Writers' Institute writing contest, mainstream fiction, 2nd place, 2019
Certifications
  • MSJ, Magazine publishing, Medill School of Journalism, 2002

Work experience

Self-employed

Feb, 2010 — Present

The Write Edge has provided me the opportunity to publish my own work and keep my writing skills sharp. It has also given me the outlet to meet other fantastic writers, to connect with them, and to be hired as their editor. Lastly, I use it as a landing zone for my other blogs.

LLM Publications

Jan, 2012 — Mar, 2013 (about 1 year)

The Scribe is the member newspaper of the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland. I edited and managed this monthly publication for the medical community of Portland, Oregon.

The Bollywood Ticket

Jan, 2010 — Dec, 2010 (11 months)

• I reviewed DVD releases of Bollywood films for this site designed as a reference for American viewers.
• I wrote articles for the Commentary section on my opinions of Bollywood film trends.
• I edited film reviews written by other writers for the site.

ABCD Lady

Aug, 2009 — Jul, 2010 (11 months)

• I wrote articles featured in the monthly publication for South Asian women.
• I was the editor of the Parenting and the Wellness departments.
• I was an interim editor of the Love and Sex department and the Cuisine department

Pamplin Media Group (formerly Community Newspapers Inc.)

Nov, 2005 — Jan, 2008 (about 2 years)

* I was the editor of and a writer for The Scribe, Portland's premier bi-monthly medical newspaper; in my first six months I doubled the newspaper's page count from a minimum of 8 pages per issue to 16 to 20 pages per issue.
* I was the editor of and a writer for the magazines of the annual home tours organized by Portland's Home Builders Association and managed these magazines while running the medical newspaper.
* For both publications I managed story assignments for four freelancers, helped them negotiate pay rates, and kept track of invoices received and paid.
* I was the editor and sole writer of a special multicultural publication promoting Portland's ethnic groups and businesses; this publication was part of a major campaign to attract professional ethnic groups to Portland.
* I was the editor and writer of the special magazine section in the Gresham, Ore. chamber of commerce directory.

Portfolio

Emily, Gone

Crosby, Bette Lee

Leilani's Gift

Crosby, Bette Lee

Find love in a best friend after being trapped in a cabin, discover a new kind of magic after you run out of your own, or run from what you discover to be your greatest fear. The first volume of a series from Authors’ Tale offers a genre for every reader. Sixt... read more
Explore the world through a Tapestry of Elemental Tales Air. Earth. Fire. Metal. Water. These elements ebb then flow as they conquer and transform each other. The transformation brings renewal, development, change, and movement and starts the process anew. All... read more
Dreams are mysterious creatures. Follow them through the pages of this book as you rediscover confidence in your abilities, pick up the pieces when things fall apart, and bring your fears to life with the flick of a pen.In this third anthology from members of ... read more
INTERRUPTED DREAMS is an entirely new look at the Titanic tragedy of 1912. A journey through the days before, during and after Titanic’s maiden voyage, it is a heartfelt window into the lives of those faced with mortality and loss.In Part 1, Algerian-born Mali... read more
Cold Flood

R. J. Corgan

For geologist Kea Wright, when a volcano erupts under and ice cap, it isn't just a good time, it's a living.Camped at the base of an icecap in southeast Iceland, Kea and her team are investigating landforms created by catastrophic floods. With only days left i... read more
Heart of a Child

Cayce Berryman

Whether you want to take a trip through time, go on an adventure in your back yard, or feel a burst of excitement only to return to an adult reality, each story has something for every reader who wants to feel like a child or be part of a life many children ha... read more
Parenting ... A Work in Progress

Ellen L. Buikema M.Ed.

Is it possible to raise well-adjusted children without losing your mind?Parenting . . . A Work in Progress offers insightful strategies and humorous stories to guide seasoned, as well as new parents of children, newborn to adolescent.Parenting has always been ... read more

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