Monday, 31 December 2018

Announcement - Editing and Publishing Course 2019

The list of applicants selected for admission to the Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing 2019 will be uploaded here by 8th January 2019. Classes are tentatively expected to begin on 15th January 2019.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Editorial Positions - Oxford University Press India

Oxford University Press (India) is looking for editors, both freshers and experienced, to work out of the Kolkata office. These openings are for the School division. Interested candidates can mail their resumes to

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

List of Candidates for the Screening Test of the Editing and Publishing Course 2019

The candidates listed here are requested to appear for the screening test for the 2019 edition of the Post-Graduate Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing.

The test will be held on Wednesday, 19 December 2018, from 6 p.m.  to 7 p.m.

Location: Department of English, 1st Floor, UG Arts Building, Jadavpur University. It is the building on the left after entering through Gate No. 4 (Bus Stop: Bengal Lamp).

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. Bring along a photo ID card and documentary proof of your graduation. Please bring original documents and not photocopies. Candidates without these documents will not be allowed to sit for the test.

List of Candidates

Abhrapratim Nag

Akash Chakraborty

Aditi Das

Amit Kumar Koley

Amrita Roy Chowdhury

Ananya Biswas

Anshuman Chowdhury

Anubhav Pramanick

Arijit Narayan Chaudhuri

Arnab Nath

Arunava Banerjee

Avery Banerjee

Ayana Bhattacharya

Banhi Sarkar

Bimbita Koley

Bishwendu Ghosh

Chandrima Mukhopadhyay

Debanjana Das

Debaroti Bhattacharya

Dishari Sarkar

Gargi Ghosal

Gairika Dutta

Garima Upadhyay

Hena Sarkar

Ishita Chatterjee

Ipshita Hazra

Iravati Datta

Ishita Sen

Jagyoseni Mondal

Jayjayanti Banerjee

Jhilam Roy

Kusum Lama

Laki Molla

Madhucchanda Das (Bhattacharyya)

Mahasweta Das

Mahasweta Podder

Meghmala Bhattacharya

Mohana Pramanik

Mousumi Paul

Nandini Roy Choudhury

Niharika Ghosh

Nirmalya Jana

Paramika Banerjee

Poulami Banerjee

Pratyasha Basu

Priyanjali Bhattacharya

Pritam Sarkar

Proma Biswas

Rashika Saha

Rhishita Das

Ritushree Sengupta

Riya Mallick

Rohan Munshi

Rohit Prasad

Rudrani Dasgupta Chaudhuri

Rupsa Nag

Rushati Mukherjee

Sahini Humania

Samanga Ghosal

Sambit Pal

Sananda Gopalakrishnan

Sanchita Saha

Santanu Das

Sayani Chakraborty

Sayari Debnath

Sejuti Bala

Shalini Chakraborty

Shawna Guha

Shonpol Mazumder

Shubh Yashaswini
Shubhangini Upadhyay

Sneha Bhagwat

Sohini Banerjee

Sohini Das

Somrita Banerjee

Somudranil Sarkar

Soumik Sengupta

Srabasti Bhattacharjee

Srijita Kar Chowdhury

Srishti Guha

Suchismita Ghosh

Sulagna Sutradhar

Sulka Munot

Suneha Ghosh

Swagata Roy (Ghosh)

Tannistha Sinha

Toshi Yadav

Triparna Pain 
Vinaya Kumari T. L.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018


Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing

at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University

Applications are invited from Honours graduates in any discipline for a PG Certificate Course in Editing and Publishing to be conducted by the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, from January 2019 to April 2019. Classes will normally be held three days a week from 6-8 p.m. (Tue, Wed, Thu). Applicants have to appear for a screening test on 19 December 2018 (Wednesday), at 6 p.m., which will be held on the first floor of the UG Arts Building.

Course fee: ₹10,000/-.

Applications may be made on plain paper or by email to Paper applications should be submitted to the School of Cultural Texts and Records (5th Floor, Rabindra Bhaban, Jadavpur University) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on working days.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 11:59 p.m. on 16 December 2018

(For details about previous courses see:

Editorial Positions - IMAX Pune

IMAX (a K-10 publishing house) is urgently seeking senior Subject Matter Experts in Mathematics and Social Studies and Subject Matter Experts in English and the Pre-primary section. Interested candidates may mail their CVs and cover letters to

Job descriptions and locations can be viewed here:

Monday, 18 June 2018

Editorial Position - Madhubun Books

Madhubun Books has one vacancy for an editorial position. For the details, please visit

Editorial Positions - Orient Blackswan

Two entry-level ELT editorial positions are available at Orient Blackswan Pvt Ltd. Positions can be filled at any of the editorial offices in Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad or Delhi. For further information please visit the Orient Blackswan careers page:

If you are interested in an internship instead, candidates are encouraged to send their CVs to Surojoy Gupta at

Editorial Positions - Chhaya Prakashani

Chhaya Prakashani, Kolkata, is looking for physics and chemistry editors. Candidates must be post-graduates. Experience preferred but freshers may also apply. Send CVs to

Freelance Work - Zubaan Books

Zubaan Books is interested in building up a pool of freelancers for book/cover design and editorial (copy-editing and proofreading). For more details, please look at:

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Temporary Positions at Visva-Bharati University

Rabindra Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, is looking for people for one of its research/archival projects. The advertisement can be found here: The deadline for applications is 10 May 2018.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

JU Editing and Publishing Course 2018 - Final Set of Documents

The attendance record for this year's edition of the course can be viewed at:

The final schedule of classes can be viewed at:

The list of people who have lectured in this edition of the course, along with their e-mail addresses, can be viewed at:

Monday, 9 April 2018

Class on Tuesday, 10th April 2018

Please note that for logistics-related reasons, the class on Tuesday, 10th April 2018, will be held in the AV Room of the Department of English, Jadavpur University, from 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Class on 5th April 2018

Please note that the class on 5th April 2018 will be held in the Audio-Visual Room (AV Room) of the Department of English, Jadavpur University. It is located on the first floor of the U.G. Arts Building near Gate No. 4 of the university.

Project Presentations 2018

According to the draw of lots conducted yesterday, the groups will present in this order:

Tuesday, 10 March 2018
Group 1: Rosebud Children's Books
Group 2: FrameWork 10

Wednesday, 11 March 2018
Group 3: Watermelon Books
Group 4: Screaming Silver Fantasy and Fiction

Thursday, 12 March 2018
Group 5: Inner Light Press
Group 6: Big Productions

Friday, 13 March 2018
Group 7: Express Research and Publishing
Group 8: Gimlet Press

Please note that each presentation will be forty-five minutes long, with fifteen minutes allotted for questions. Ideally, every member of each group should present a small part, but that is optional, depending on how each group has divided their responsibilities.

More importantly, in the interests of fairness, please submit these documents by 21:59 on Sunday, 8 April 2018. Please send them by e-mail to the Editing and Publishing e-mail address.

i. The concept note.
ii. The private note to the publishing manager with the author CV(s).
iii. The proposal letter to the author(s).
iv. The look-and-feel of the book (for designers) and/or the design brief and blurb (for editors).
v. The marketing strategy.

Please send these as MS Word (or better, PDF) documents set in a decent and easily legible font (12-point Times New Roman for the notes and letters, but an equivalent will do). If you send images, please send low-resolution ones below 1 MB in size - reserve the higher-resolution versions for your presentation. The final presentation need not be sent, but the documentation must be, so we have enough time to read them.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Vacancy - Karadi Path Educational Company, Chennai

There is an opening for a full-time (and possibly permanent) position at Karadi Path Educational Company. The job description can be found at: Those interested should send their CVs to Asmita Das at

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Jobs (Contractual) at Roman Books

Roman Books, which is a Kolkata-based firm with an office address in the UK, is looking for copy-editors and content writers who are willing to work on a contractual basis. Those interested should send their CVs to The minimum qualification required is a Master of Arts degree in English.

For more information about the publishing house, please visit

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Jobs at IMAX Pune

This Pune-based publisher is hiring for editorial positions. Please find the job descriptions given here:

If anyone is interested, they should contact Ditipriya Chattopadhyay at

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Classes on 19th and 20th March 2018

Please note that there will be a class on Monday, 19th March 2018, in which Dr. Gargi Bhattacharya will be talking about textbook publishing, focussing on project management and publishing cycles. This follows on from what has already been discussed in the classes on commissioning and acquisitions.

For the next class on Tuesday, 20th March 2018, when Kasturi Basu intends to talk about the kind of publishing projects undertaken by firms like PriceWaterhouseCoopers, please download and read the document uploaded here: If possible, please carry a soft copy of this document to class.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Class on 14 March 2018

For the final class on online editing by Devalina Mookerjee, students should bring a copy of the file they took home with them to finish copy-editing (with whatever changes they have made so far) to class.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Internship at Oxford University Press India - Deadline: 10 March 2018

OUP India is looking for interns. The details can be found in this document:

Please note that the deadline for applications is 10 March 2018, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

JU Editing and Publishing Course 2018 - Class Project

The details of the project that needs to be done by students of this course can be found at: Please read the details very carefully.

The “auction” of the companies will be conducted by Rimi B. Chatterjee on 6 March 2018 at 6 p.m. Late-comers will have to make do with what is left at the time of their arrival.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Class on 16 February 2018

Dr. Devalina Mookerjee will talk about “Parts of a Book” on Friday, 16 February 2018. Students are encouraged to bring to class:

a. One non-fiction book published in the last ten years.
b. One volume of fiction published in the last ten years.
c. An old book of any sort, preferably published before 1980.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Talk by Rui Zink - Updated

We are pleased to welcome back Rui Zink, who is a Portuguese author, academic, and the founder of an editing and publishing course in Lisbon. He has kindly agreed to deliver a talk containing an overview of publishing, but with reference to his own experiences. The talk will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018.

He has suggested that he would prefer answering questions from students during the talk, instead of delivering a monologue. Therefore, students are encouraged to ask questions. He has said that he will focus on publishing in Portuguese, so this would be a good opportunity for students to ask questions about publishing in a language other than English.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Payment of Course Fees - Notice

The Finance Officer of Jadavpur University has informed us that they cannot accept regular cheques as the medium of payment of the course fees. Therefore, students are requested to provide demand drafts or bankers' cheques (which are issued by the bank - please ask at your preferred bank to find out) in favour of “The Registrar, Jadavpur University”. Please hand over the drafts/bankers' cheques to the Course Coordinator by 1st February 2018.

Students who have submitted demand drafts or bankers' cheques already do not need to do anything.