My CV/resume and creative portfolio may be mailed upon request.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi, Italian
Tools & Platforms
- MS- Office,
- Adobe Photoshop
M.A. in English Literature (2018-2020), B.A. in English Literature (2015-2018)
St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata: Diploma in Multimedia and Animation (2015-2016)
Photojournalism Workshop(July 2018)
Calcutta Girls’ High School (2001-2015)
Archita Mittra Freelance Writer, Editor & Content Creator
I have over 7+ years of experience in professional writing and editing. With a passion for authentic storytelling, I’m on the lookout for challenging creative projects.
Past Work Experience
Content Creation and Journalism
Freelance Writer and Journalist
(September 2013- present)
I’ve worked for print publications such as the Statesman, where I covered local news and profiled artists and celebrities, as well as for online publications such as Eye Art Collective, Femestella, and Blasting News, where I wrote op-eds on the intersection of politics and pop culture. My personal essays, listicles, and other commentaries have been published in numerous websites and magazines, including Strange Horizons, Interstellar Flight Magazine, Bolde, Lifehack, Youth Ki Awaaz, Cinema Catharsis, among others.
Writer and Content Creator at FluentU
(July 2017-July 2020)
I created educational content, including grammar and culture guides, on Business English and Communicative English for a language-learning app and start-up.
Ghostwriter at New York Film Academy
(December 2016-November 2017)
I wrote articles and how-to guides on topics including photography, animation, screenwriting, acting, film, etc.
Travel Writing Intern at Myoki
(December 2015-January 2016)
I created travel guides and hotel brochures for different holiday resorts and destinations.
Editing & Editorial
(December 2016- present)
I served on the staff board of several literary magazines including Winter Tangerine Review, Quail Bell Magazine, Inklette Magazine, Sprout Magazine, Open Road Review, among others, where I evaluated submissions, worked with writers to edit their work, was in charge of sending emails as well as curating content for the blogs, and proofreading and publishing submissions in a timely manner.
I’ve also worked with individual clients to copy-edit and proofread their manuscripts and ready them for publication.
Fiction Editor at Mithila Review
I review and edit fiction submissions on a rolling basis, interview writers, pitch topics and write articles for the blog, and occasionally help with their Twitter account.
Juror for the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Diverse Worlds/Writers Grant (July 2020-October 2020)
As a writer of color, I was one of the jurors responsible for reviewing writing samples, project proposals, and writers’ resumes, as well as voting on the selected candidates, using the Airtable platform.
Other Relevant Experience
I’ve worked as an on-ground volunteer for different events and festivals, including Gamer Connect 2019 the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2018, and VIBES, the annual school-fest organized by The Statesman .
SEO & Digital Marketing:
I was a Marketing Intern at Kolkata Bloggers for the International Kolkata Bookfair 2017, a Social Media Intern at Quail Bell Magazine and the SEO Correspondent at Adroit Journal.
I was the scriptwriter, dramaturge, and actor in Yerma (a play by Federico Garcia Lorca), directed by Dr. Ananda Lal, that premiered in the G.D Birla Shabhaghar Theatre Festival, 2016.
Freelance English Teacher:
I’ve worked as an independent volunteer, teaching language and literature skills to underprivileged kids at shelter homes and elsewhere.
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