Abhishek Joshi

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter

12 years news editing experience

• Experience in writing news reports, copy editing and document production.
• Speed and accuracy prime strengths.
• Strong technical command of English language.
• Familiarity with virtually all writing styles.
• Serious commitment to excellence in the printed and published word.
• A knack for meeting and beating deadlines.
• An abiding eagerness to improve, and to keep abreast of the latest.
• As Chief Copy Editor (on the City Desk) with Dainik Bhaskar’s DB Post in Bhopal: Editing and layout design. (Dec 1, 2015 – Sept 20, 2017)
• As a Senior Sub-Editor with The Tribune, Chandigarh. I’ve demonstrated the flexibility to work on different desks (Main, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, J&K, Jammu & Kashmir Tribune pullouts, Amritsar & Jalandhar Tribune pullouts, Chandigarh and Ludhiana). Have written book reviews for the Sunday magazine and a couple of articles for Jobs & Careers.
(Sept 5, 2011 – June 27, 2015)
• Copy Editor (Promoted as a Senior Copy Editor with effect from Aug 1, 2009) with The Times Of India, Chandigarh. On region, city and sports desks- Editing stories and working on the page layout in QuarkXPress and CCI. Wrote features, like one on early risers in the city getting a head start, and another one on hostel life. Wrote about how animal sacrifice on Kullu Dussehra has been carrying on for years and about Animal Welfare Board of India slamming Himachal Pradesh government on culling of monkeys. Wrote a first-person account of the experience and dilemma of one who can’t vote because someone else has already cast his ballot. (Jan 27, 2007 – Sept 2, 2011)
• As a Marketing Communications Writer and Document Production specialist with Quark Systems Pvt Ltd, Mohali. Copywriting for advertising layout; copy editing of technical documents (getting a hang of the Quark Style Guide for the purpose); typesetting (in QuarkXPress) and editing of images (in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator). (Jan 19, 2004 – Feb 17, 2006)
(Thereafter, took time off to prepare for the Civil Services Examination conducted in May 2006. Worked on a freelance basis with Red Alkemi, Chandigarh, writing search engine optimisation articles.)
• As a Trainee Reporter, The Indian Express, Chandigarh: Covered Telecommunications, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Courts, Gender Affairs, Civic Problems, Science, Education and Religion. Wrote for the features supplement SimpliCity. (July 1, 2003 – Oct 31, 2003)
• As a News Services Provider, Asian News International, New Delhi: Was involved in production of teleserials Date Line Punjab and This Week in India. Did reporting for the news agency.
(June 2003)
• As a contributor, Patiala Newsline, a weekly from the house of The Indian Express: Covered latest developments and trends apart from stories of human interest. Reported consumer cases, wrote about consumer trends, civic problems and campus news. Did a marketing supplement on Adalat Bazar, Patiala, delving into the market’s glorious past. (Sept 1997 – Apr 1999)
Content Types
Article, Ebook, Blog Post
More Information
Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, Master of Mass Communication

Published Content

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An article on how TV soaps add color to festivities; an article on the practice of animal sacrifice during Dussehra celbrations in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), India

August 10th, 2019
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Surge in online shopping during the festive season

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Consumers' views on the lull in sales of Cola drinks in the wake of reports that they contain pesticides.

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Review of "Making News, Breaking News, Her Own Way" by Latika Padgaonkar and Shubha Singh

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Revitalising Democracy.pdf

Review of "Revitalising Indian Democracy" by Maj Gen Vinod Saighal

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Review of "machiavelli for Moral People" by Pavan Choudhary

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Review of "Accidental India" by Shankar Aiyar

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