Ayesha Chari

Advanced Professional Member
Location Norfolk, UK
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Twitter @ayesha_chari
Website Member of the Norfolk Proofreaders and Editors Network


Copyediting, editing non-native English, rewriting, on-screen editing and proofreading, research, STM levels 1–3, referencing


Books, journals, monographs, multi-author books, theses and dissertations


Freelance since 2013 (previously freelance 2011–12); editor (trade, academic, fiction & non-fiction – humanities and social sciences), Seagull Books Pvt Ltd, Calcutta, India, 2006–11 and 2013; assistant editor (copy-editing – STM journals, particularly bio-medical), Macmillan India Ltd, 2004–06

Recent training and CPD

Courses from the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), now the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

  • Web Editing (2018)
  • Going freelance and staying there (2017)
  • Efficient Editing (2017)
  • Copy-editing 2: Progress (2014)

Courses from the Oxford Publishing Group

  • Rewriting and substantive editing (co-organised with Oxford Brookes University) (2016)
  • Project management (co-organised with SfEP) (2015)

Continuing professional development

  • Attended annual SfEP conferences (2015, 2017, 2019)
  • Led session on STM editing at annual SfEP conference in 2016


Kognity (Sweden); London School of Economics (UK); The Language Editor (UK); SLG Press (Oxford); UN University World Institute for Development Economics Research (Finland); Sunrise Setting Ltd (UK); Oxford University Press (UK); Menard Press (UK); SR Nova–Techset (India); Seagull Books Pvt Ltd (India); independent authors and PhD students (UK)


Academic (general), biology, business/business studies, earth sciences, country/area studies (India, developing countries, South-east Asia), economics, education, engineering (biomedical, general), English literature (literature in translation, world literature), environment/energy, geography (sustainable development), life sciences (anthropology), management, medicine, non-fiction (general), philosophy, physics, social sciences/studies (culture studies, sociology), STM, tourism/travel (India), transport (policy and planning)


BA Education (subsidiary subjects: English, history, environmental science), MA Education (special education & educational management)