SAVITHA SEKHAR

 WRITER | EDITOR| ILLUSTRATOR
creating creative content in science

A QUICK INTRO

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

EVENT PROMOTION [ CONFERENCES/ MEETINGS]

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

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

FREELANCER

 This unfolded more-or-less inadvertently. Those who knew me would call up, requesting favours. Today, I am blessed to be associated with some of the best in the industry working on projects ranging from content editing writing to designs - all in the field of Science. I copyedit articles for the Journal of Genetics, I provide developmental editing services for manuscripts and theses (mostly in Biology) and I also pick up content editing projects, from time to time. I also design brochures, posters, etc. 

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Contact Me

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