Yateendra Joshi

Freelance copy editor and trainer


Yateendra Joshi has been editing technical documents for more than 30 years, a career change he made after working for a decade as a scientist with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (1978–88).

He was with TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in New Delhi for 15 years, moved to Pune to work with WISE (World Institute of Sustainable Energy) in 2005, and has been on his own since 2007, dividing his time between freelance copy-editing and teaching.

Copy-edited more than 500 papers in the past few years for an international agency.

Accredited editor with Diplomate status certified by the Board of Editors in Life Sciences, USA <www.bels.org/diplomate/faq.htm>. Diplomate status is awarded only to those who demonstrate exceptional editorial proficiency (currently, only 30 editors worldwide have the diplomate status) and now he is a Member at Large of the Board of Directors of BELS. 

Awarded Grade A in the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) examination conducted by Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge University: this is equivalent to Level C2, the highest of the six levels specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for language assessment.

Wrote Communicating in Style, which was favourably reviewed in a dozen international journals and newsletters

Participated in several international conferences of EASE, the European Association of Science Editors: Tallinn, Tours, Helsinki, and Oxford.

Council Member, European Association of Science Editors

Member, Editorial Board, Information Design Journal

Worked for 4 weeks as an invited editorial fellow at the World Resources Institute, Washington, DC.

Worked for a year as Senior Editor at the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, India

Currently Associate Fellow, Communication Research Institute, Canberra; has been, at one time or another, a member of

# Society for Technical Communication, USA

# Council of Science Editors, USA, and

# International Institute of Information Design, Austria.

Taught one-semester courses on communication skills at NCL (National Chemical Laboratory) and IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) in Pune and at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

Talks at many institutes including IIT and TIFR in Mumbai and AIIMS, New Delhi;
one-week or shorter programmes at
# Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
# CEPT University, Ahmedabad
# TERI University, New Delhi
# National Institute of Malaria Research, New Delhi
# School of Rural Management, Bhubaneswar
# Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod (Kerala)
# National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad

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