Manuscript Editorial Director
Indrani brings to Final Draft her 10 years' experience in editing as a senior personnel in a leading newspaper and a leading publishing house. Prior to joining Final Draft, Indrani was Senior Associate Editor in the global services department of Cyber Media and Senior Sub Editor in Hindustan Times.
Her job included authoring short stories, articles and technical papers. One of her main assignments was leading a team of writers and editors in compiling a travel encyclopedia for American high school students. She was also responsible for editing content for various publications which included manuscripts, short stories, novels, technical books and journals. Proofreading novels was also part of her job.
Indrani was a member of the Literary Society of St. Xavier’s College. She was among the only three students employed through campus recruitment at IIMC in 2001.
Since 1996, Kathy has managed a freelance editing business, serving authors and publishers of
science and mathematics books and journals. Her long-time clients include Springer Science + Business Media, Springer-Verlag UK, The New York Academy of Sciences, International Thompson Publishing, Blackwell/Wiley, and Industrial Press, Inc. More recently, she has joined the freelance editing staff of Cactus Communications, Inc., Mumbai, India.
Cactus coordinates the many editing needs of writers of journal and scientific and business papers. In this role, her editing goes deeply into translating rough English language drafts into finished papers. Authors of these works are primarily scientists from Korea,Japan, and India.
She has also edited and written industrial technology pieces and education materials.
Her Master’s degree is in Mathematics, received from University of Rochester in 1990. She has had extensive college and university teaching experience and has taught in the capacity of bilingual teacher of mathematics, serving migrant labor youth and adults, as well as of students in conventional ESL and GED programs.
Finally, she joined the International Baccalaureate Organization in November 2010 as an examiner. This has been a great advantage to her as parent to a young, gifted teen, who will be entering high school in 2012. She is the proud single parent to her 14-year old daughter; who is gifted in academics and arts.
Branching out from hard-core reporting in her young days, to running after deadlines at newsdesks, to finally slowing down, and penning her own novels, Neil Must Die and 'Titir', Kaberi's dream is to bring to every writer an opportunity of seeing their work published. Her vision is to see that first-time authors do not get tossed about by literary agents and publishers, and get their due place in the literary world. Her website is especially to guide first-time authors.
An author, editor, journalist, blog-writer and scriptwriter, Kaberi brings to Final Draft her 20 years' expertise in editing, manuscript editing, writing, knowledge of printing and publishing, extensive knowledge of designing software and a sensitive understanding of the author's emotions in his/her writing.
Prior to opening her own editing services, Kaberi worked with Canadian Business Ontario and was the Editorial Coordinator with Can-India News. Before that she was Editor of Mid Week newspaper and as Consulting Editor a women's magazine in Toronto.
In India, she worked in senior editorial posts in two leading newspapers: Hindustan Times and
The Telegraph, India. She holds a Post Graduate diploma certification in Mass Communication and topped her class of 50 students in 1991 which gave her a gold medal.
You can view her blog stuffed with humor articles here: http://kaberic.wordpress.com/
Everything on Kaberi: http://orangellp.ca/blog/newcomer-success-stories-kaberi-chatterjee/
Justin is a graduate of the intensive Book and
Magazine Publishing program at Centennial College, where he gained hands-on
experience in technical grammatical concepts, and industry-standard proofreading
and copy-editing techniques. He worked as a copy editor and writer on the
student-run magazine, On the Danforth.
He also served as an editorial intern with the Ontario College of Teachers, performing proofreading (and many other) duties for the organization’s quarterly magazine, Professionally Speaking, which is read by more than three-hundred thousand teachers across the province.
Justin brings to Final Draft a rigorous knowledge of the English language and a keen attention to detail,crisp editing style and skills he honed through four years of post-secondary study at the University of New Brunswick. In 2008 he obtained his B.A., graduating as a member of the Dean’s List and receiving the award for excellence in Sociology.
As a data-entry volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, he helped compile an accurate and extensive donor database for an upstart local affiliate.
He is currently working as a web writer and as a freelance writer with his local newspaper, the Newmarket Era/Aurora Banner. In his spare time he is composing his first novel.
Aneesh Chatterjee (Intern)
Graphic Designer & Cinematographer
Aneesh Chatterjee has recently joined Final Draft with a showcase of his remarkable creation of the book cover of Shackles of Independence by Prasanta Sarkar and the book-trailer for The Crowsmoore Curse by Jan McDonald. Aneesh is also the author of Requiem of Supremacy, the cover of which he designed himself. He has also designed the logo of Final Draft.
Aneesh has been interviewed by the mainstream media in Canada and India. With his family migrating to Canada at his tender age of 13 and with a sudden exposure to a different culture, he started to become more somber, analytical, rooted and aware of the issues around him. Instead of letting external upheavals affect him, he started to look inward. This is when he started writing.