Friday, 19 December 2014

EditPub Admission Test Postponed

The admission test for the PG Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing is postponed due to certain official delays at the university.

Meanwhile, anyone wishing to apply for the course (honours graduates in any discipline) can send a brief cv and a cover letter expressing their willingness to join the course to jueditpub[AT]gmail[DOT]com by the midnight of December 26, 2014 (Friday). Those who've applied earlier, needn't apply again.

The revised date for the admission test (tentatively in early January 2015) will be announced on this blog, as well as appear on the university's website:

Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

OUP Campus Recruitment 2014

This for all former EditPub students:

The Oxford University Press, India, will be visiting JU for a campus interview.
Dates: December 18 and 19, 2014.

 Job Profile:
  • To edit and develop manuscripts with high standard of quality.
  • To contribute in design & layout of the books. Also contribute in developing digital & other supplements.
  • To remain in touch with market developments and trends
  • To liaise effectively with authors, artists and other vendors

Designation: Editorial Trainee
Training Period:  One year
Gross package : approx. Rs.3.09/- lakhs p.a.

The positions will be based in Delhi.

For those interested, please confirm your participation by sending an email to jueditpub[AT] gmail[DOT]com

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Taylor & Francis Books India needs an Editor in Delhi

Taylor & Francis Books India Pvt Ltd currently has an opening for an Editor in the Journals team. The Editor will support the Journals Development Manager in the management and development of our list of peer-reviewed journals from South Asia.
The role will involve liaising with academic editors, scholarly societies and colleagues within Taylor & Francis; preparing reports for editorial board meetings; collating and analysing statistics; assisting in organizing editorial meetings, launch events, editorial forums and round tables; developing content for our electronic journal resource centres; maintaining web sites, and other administrative processes.
We are looking for a candidate with 2-3 years’ experience in academic publishing with a background as a desk editor/development editor. The successful candidate should ideally have a master’s degree or equivalent and be willing to learn new business skills. You will need enthusiasm, an eye for detail, communication skills, a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook), organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Some travel to meetings and conferences may be required.
This position is based at our office in New Delhi.
Taylor & Francis India

To apply: Interested candidates should email their applications at by 29 August, 2014.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Freelance Typesetter Required

Alchemy Publishers, Kolkata is looking for freelancers who can design and typeset. If you are interested, please send your CV to

In case of any previous experience involving typesetting or designing, mention that in the e-mail.

Pearson Job Opportunities: May 2014

Info as follows:

Pearson Education India is planning to recruit on a contractual basis for our School and Higher Education editorial teams.

Pearson is the world's leading learning company, and its Indian business is one of the fastest growing with excellent opportunities for individual growth. The company believes in its talent and is more than willing to invest in training and development. These positions will ensure solid on-job training, and would be an excellent introduction to the publishing industry offering substantial exposure to the market and opportunities to interact with some great authors.

Though contractual to begin with, the positions hold the possibility of confirmation in the long term. Designation and pay would depend on the concerned candidate's work experience. We would be happy to interview people with 0-2 years' work experience. I'm sharing the details below.

1. Higher Education, Humanities and Social Sciences - Editorial position (only one)

• Excellent communication skills
• Good academic record (grades are not the only indicator)
• Good editorial skills
• Should be able to work with US-based authors
• Ensure timely delivery of projects
• Position based in Delhi
• CVs to be submitted immediately • Preliminary interviews on 21 or 22 May
• Final interviews likely to be held between 26-28 May

CVs/queries for this position may be sent to Praveen Dev (Senior Managing
Editor - Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics)

2. School Division, English - Editorial position (may recruit up to 3 people)

• Excellent language skills
• Fine eye for detail (projects require intensive copy-editing and
• Ensure timely delivery of projects
• Position based in Delhi
• CVs to be submitted immediately.
• Test mandatory (dates to be announced;

may be taken online)

CVs/queries for this position may be sent to Diyasree Chattopadhyay
(Manager - Product Management, School Division)

Sunday, 20 April 2014

EditPub 2013-2014: Press Visit

Here are some photos from this year's press visit to CDC Printers Pvt. Ltd.
Much thanks to Mr. Ronnie Gupta for arranging the trip and being there on March 22, 2014.

Photos courtesy: Agnimita Chatterjee

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

EditPub 2013-14: Cover Designs

Here are some brilliant graphic novel covers showcased during the EditPub presentations by students heading Framework 10. The cover designer and artist is Rajdeep Choudhury.

Images Copyright: Rajdeep Choudhury

EditPub 2013-14: Attendance Record

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Words on Paper

Starting this year, the EditPub course introduced hand-composition and letter-press printing: a kind of back to basics for designers and typesetters.

Here's something from that exercise: the first page proof of an incomplete Simon and Garfunkel song composed and printed by some students of the Design Module sometime early during the course. They arranged old metal types on a composing stick, applied leading, used a decorative block (that of a shirt), and printed the matter on a pedal-run letter press.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Freelance Indexer Required

Loreto College, Kolkata, is looking for a freelancer who can create an index for a book being brought out by the college. It involves looking at the volume at the proofs stage and creating a single index containing terms from the 13 articles in the book. If you are interested, please send me an e-mail at

Any previous experience involving indexing or editing in general should be mentioned in the e-mail.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Creative work at the Kolkata Book Fair 2014

If you are going to the Kolkata Book Fair this year, please visit the Jadavpur University stall (no. 271) to check out on some wonderful artwork (alongside the university's books and journals).

Although this was not part of any formal assignment, some EditPub students volunteered to paint and decorate the Jadavpur University stall for the Kolkata Boi Mela 2014. They worked tirelessly on the stall on the 24th and 25th of January 2014, and the result was an outpouring of creativity, paint explosions, and lots of fun.

Here are some pictures from their visit.

[Photos courtesy] Devalina Mookerjee and Jadavpur University Press (Publications)