Smita Mathur

Smita Mathur – Editor

An editor by profession and passion, I hope to connect your enthused writing and curious readers out there with my skills.


I have extensive experience in copyediting and proofreading academic, fiction, and non-fiction manuscripts, as well as visual reference books. I love hearing about what authors think about their work before I start working: it gives me a clear idea of what exactly I am required to do and their passion fuels me to give my 120% to the manuscript.
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Humanities & Social Sciences
Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction
English (UK) English (US)
  • PG Certificate in Editing and Publishing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Management

Work experience

Rupa Publications

Feb, 2021 — Jul, 2021 (5 months)

- Handled multiple trade projects simultaneously, looking after the manuscripts from transmittal until their publication.
- Copyedited and proofread manuscripts as per the standards of the publishing house.
- Coordinated with all stakeholders—internal and external—to ensure timely publication of quality books.

Oxford University Press

Oct, 2017 — Dec, 2020 (about 3 years)

- Managed multiple academic projects simultaneously, looking after manuscripts once they were transmitted from commissioning until the
time they were published.
- Prepared schedules and adhered to budgets for projects while coordinating with all stakeholders to ensure the timely delivery of projects.
- Interacted closely with commissioning, sales, and marketing teams to ensure internal and external stakeholder demands are met.
- Guided my team towards adaptation of new digital infrastructure.

Dorling Kindersley

Jul, 2016 — Oct, 2017 (over 1 year)

- Collaborated with managers, project heads, art editors, and picture researchers to produce layout ideas for projects.
- Took editorial lead on 'The Bible Book'.
- Worked with the UK team to execute projects.



H.A. Padmini


Mehra, Rakeysh Omprakash

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