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, English-language editing, rewriting, substative editing, on-screen editing and proofreading, research, STM levels 1–3, referencing

Media and Tech

Journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-author book chapters, reports, working papers and other short pieces

Edit primarily in MS Word (with track changes). Competent in using Adobe Acrobat Pro, Google Docs, MS Office, QuarkXPress; familiar with Mac OS and Microsoft Windows


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, social sciences/studies (culture studies, sociology), STM, tourism/travel (India), transport (policy and planning)

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

Writings, etc.

'Of Indian Englishes, eating heads and doing the needful' (CIEP blog, 16 September 2020) 


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


Kognity (Sweden); London School of Economics (UK); The Language Editor (UK); SLG Press (Oxford); UNU-WIDER (Finland); Sunrise Setting Ltd (UK); Oxford University Press (UK); Menard Press (UK); SR Nova–Techset (India); Seagull Books Pvt Ltd (India); independent authors, academics and PhD students (global)


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