Award-winning journalist, magazine editor and features writer with 20 years' experience in editorial and communications for global print and online audiences and clients.
Honorable Mention - Luxury and Resort Travel, 29th Annual North American Travel Journalists Association Awards Competition, March 2021 Inaugural 2020 Richard S. Holden Diversity Fellowship recipient Winner, Technology Reporting, Los Angeles Press Club 62nd SoCal Journalism Awards 2nd place, Online Columnist, Los Angeles Press Club 62nd SoCal Journalism Awards 2nd place, Foreign Correspondent Feature, L.A. Press Club 62nd SoCal Journalism Awards ONA20 Everywhere Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship recipient
2019 Finalist for Los Angeles Press Club’s 61st Southern California Journalism Awards in two categories – Food/Culture Reviews and Business. 2015 Graduate of Ted Scripps Leadership Institute. 2015 Thread at Yale selected candidate. 2015 Society of Professional Journalists’ Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program fellow. 2012 Finalist for Atlanta Press Club Excellence in Print Journalism Award.
I'm an award-winning journalist with 20 years of experience working with local, national and international print and digital media for consumer and trade markets. As a magazine editor and features writer, I have contributed to publications covering diverse beats and topics, including but not limited to lifestyle, travel, cuisine, culture, business, wellness, technology, diversity, inclusion, and disability.
Currently, I am the publisher and editor of Traveler and Tourist - a digital subscriber-only monthly lifestyle magazine created in California for a global audience. My editorial experience includes managing several glossy monthly print publications in Southern California and my bylines have appeared in various publications, select samples of which can be reviewed on my portfolio page. I am also the editor with Diversity Professional and copy editor with Gulfshore Life.
Other services I provide include copy editing and proofreading, crafting website and newsletter copy, blogging, covering conferences, social media, and creating public relations and marketing materials. I offer clear, correct, concise, complete and consistent copy and edits, no matter the channel or audience targeted. I also specialize in translation and localization services (French and Hindi). Select client testimonials are available on this site, with an extended version available on my LinkedIn profile.
Professional affiliations - I am a member of the Los Angeles Press Club, American Society of Business Publication Editors, Society for Professional Journalists, Society for American Business Editors and Writers, Society of American Travel Writers, Society for Copy Editing and National Association of Travel Journalists and Authors.
I volunteer my time and skills with Global Girl Project, a nonprofit based in the United Kingdom, providing leadership training skills to young girls and women in developing countries.
Guide, Article, Ebook, Presentation, Checklist, Press Release, Blog Post, Email Newsletter, Page Layout
Stella Maris College University of Madras, Chennai, IN, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology