SAVITHA SEKHAR

 WRITER | EDITOR| ILLUSTRATOR
creating creative content in science

You focus on the Science. I'll work on its Communication.

ConFERENCE

Abstract book, Banner, Poster, 
Flyer, Brochure, Standee​

MANUSCRIPT

Writing, Rewriting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Copyediting 

PRESENTATION

Scientific poster, Infographic, Powerpoint presentation

WEBSITE

Scientific illustration, Science writing

REPORT

Report writing, Graphs, Editing, Cover design, Typesetting

HOW I GOT HERE

My zeal and passion for Science and Scientific Research were triggered sometime in middle school. I knew from back then that I belonged in science. However, a couple of years into the system and I realised that I find communicating science more engaging than actually doing science; I changed tracks. Lucky for me, communications was, both, an interest and a skill.

 

My last salaried job was at the Indian Academy of Sciences, where I worked as the Content Editor for Digital Communications. Today, I work as a freelancer accepting a variety of  jobs in Science that include Creative Writing, Content editing, Copyediting, Illustrations and Designs. So, technically, I am still in Science, although now, I only handle the creative end of it. And, gladly so.

 

SKILLS

Yes, I can concoct a fresh batch of a faultless PCR mix, even if woken up from the middle of my sleep. I am also kind of proud of my competence in western blotting and a whole lot of other lab skills. I have been appreciated for my teaching methods... project management roles... cooking... craftwork... However, bragging aside, this section focusses only on those skills of mine that Iie in communication– more specifically, in science communication.

CONTENT DEVLEOPMENT

SCIENCE WRITING

SCIENTIFIC WRITING

GRAPHIC DESIGN

DATA ANALYSIS

DATA VISUALIZATION

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MICROSOFT OFFICE

MIND MAPPING

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING [TECHNICAL MANUSCRIPTS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY/ GENETICS]

CONTENT EDITING [ POPULAR SCIENCE- BIOLOGY]

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATIONS

EDITING [COPY EDITING/ LINE EDITING/ DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING] 

PROOFREADING

PHOTO EDITING

VIDEO PRODUCTION

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

SEO

DIGITAL MARKETING

 
 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ROLES

SCIENCE WRITER

A part-time job, where I am associated with Research Matters (of Gubbi Labs), here, I write popular science articles, press releases and podcasts based on the latest articles published by scientists from across India. Of course, I mostly do biology-based articles.

FREELANCER

 My bread and butter – this role unfolded more-or-less inadvertently. Those who knew me would call up, requesting favours. The favours grew into jobs. The jobs grew into this role. Today, I am blessed to be associated with some of the best in the industry working on projects ranging from content editing and writing to designs – all in the field of Science.  

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Contact Me

If you think we can work together on communicating ANYTHING exciting in Science, please get in touch.