Sunaina Narang

Sunaina Narang - Editor

Pondicherry, Puducherry, India

I am editor with 20 years experience of the Indian publishing industry. I have edited fiction and non fiction on a wide range of subjects.

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Overview

I have been a part of the Indian publishing business since 2006. While my forte lies in fiction and non- fiction books I have also worked on coffee table books. I have extensive experience in all aspects of book publishing: sales, marketing, commissioning, editing. I have an in-depth understanding of content across all genres with the ability to assess commercial viability of any book/manuscript. I am well networked with most trade publishers in India. I am a multi-tasker with excellent communication skills. I do not limit myself to the publishing space. I have also worked with organizations which require help with content for their websites/brochures/reports. I am currently working with an educational research organization doing just that. I am also fluent in French and have worked for the French Cultural Centre in New Delhi and helped them with translation from French into English. By nature I am adaptable and willing to learn.

In the past I have helped authors self-publish, handling all aspects of publishing a book from editing/proofreading the manuscript, working on the design/layout, handling the typsesetting/printing and working with distributors. I am able provide that service. I will of course adapt to the author’s/organization’s requirements. If it’s just basic edit/structuring required I can do that. If it’s fact-checking and proofreading I can do that. It depends on the requirement. I can also create content for websites, journals, magazines. I am a happy, chatty person and would like to ensure that the person I am working with is happy with the outcome of my work. I love people and traveling the world. As a child, I remember the thrill of acquiring a new book and inhaling its crispy scent. This has always been my one true passion -- the process of being a part of bringing a book to life!

Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Chick Lit
Classics
Contemporary Fiction
Picture Books
Romance
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Sports & Outdoors

Certifications

  • Creative Writing University of East Anglia 20111
  • Publishing Training Centre 2008
  • Alliance Francaise Diplome de Langue 2005
  • Italian Italian Cultural Centre (advanced course) 2005
  • The Writers' Bureau (creative writing) 2003
  • The London School of Journalism (sub-editing and design) 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts (English, French, Italian) Sri Aurobindo International Centre

Work experience

Freelance editor

Westland Publications Ltd.
August, 2015 – Present (about 5 years)

Content Head

Pallavan Learning Systens
December, 2013 – Present (over 6 years)

Editor

Religare Arts Initiative
December, 2012 – November, 2013 (11 months)

Editor

Self-employed
June, 2011 – Present (about 9 years)

Translator

Service de Cooperation et d’Action Culturelle
May, 2011 – June, 2011 (about 1 month)

Editor

HarperCollins India
July, 2006 – November, 2010 (over 4 years)

Sub-editor

Roli Bookd
January, 2006 – June, 2006 (5 months)

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Zoya Factor

Chauhan, Anuja

White Man Falling

Stocks, Mike

Nine By Nine

Singh, Daman

Olympics -The India Story

Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta

'A pioneering and long-awaited book ... a delightful read' -Hindustan Times 'The first detailed history of India's Olympic experience ... a valuable addition to contemporary knowledge'-India Today When and how did the Olympic movement take root in India? Who were the early players and why did they appropriate Olympic sport to further their political ambitions? In most accounts of Olympic histo... read more

'A pioneering and long-awaited book ... a delightful read' -Hindustan Times 'The first detailed history of India's Olympic experience ... a valuable addition to contemporary knowledge'-India Today When and how did the Olympic movement take root in India? Who were the early players and why did they appropriate Olympic sport to further their political ambitions? In most accounts of Olympic histo... read more

Prison and Chocolate Cake

Nayantara Sahgal

'Seldom does one get a chance to become acquainted with India's great leaders through a young woman so intimately associated with them.' -New York Times Book Review A dramatic portrait of the spirit of sacrifice that carried India through the years of the struggle for independence, this evocative memoir of an unusual childhood ends with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. Nayantara Sa... read more

'Seldom does one get a chance to become acquainted with India's great leaders through a young woman so intimately associated with them.' -New York Times Book Review A dramatic portrait of the spirit of sacrifice that carried India through the years of the struggle for independence, this evocative memoir of an unusual childhood ends with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. Nayantara Sa... read more

Classic Mulk Raj Anand

Mulk Raj Anand

‘Mulk Raj Anand writes about the Indians much as Chekhov writes about the Russians’— Elizabeth Bowen in Tatler One of the founding fathers of the Indian novel in English, Mulk Raj Anand is best known for the impassioned social critique contained in his writings. This omnibus edition brings together Anand’s finest novels which capture the ambivalence of a nation caught between tradition and mod... read more

‘Mulk Raj Anand writes about the Indians much as Chekhov writes about the Russians’— Elizabeth Bowen in Tatler One of the founding fathers of the Indian novel in English, Mulk Raj Anand is best known for the impassioned social critique contained in his writings. This omnibus edition brings together Anand’s finest novels which capture the ambivalence of a nation caught between tradition and mod... read more

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