If you are looking to hire a freelance writer, today is your lucky day. Welcome to my virtual office!
I am Shuchi, a freelance writer based in India, and I can help you with anything to do with words. I have been into the writing and editing business since 2005 and I am happy to say that my stint has given me what I would like to call a “comprehensive writing experience”. From tag-lines, site content and feature articles to review columns, E-books and editing – you name it and I’ve most likely done it. Blogs or billboards, I am comfortable with diverse writing requirements.
View my portfolio and samples to get a fair drift about my writing style and experience. I feel proud to have worked for some big names such as Skyscanner, the Princeton Review, India Today Group, HT Media and Femina.in, along with several small-medium businesses.
Writing for me is not just a job but a passion that keeps me going. I take my job seriously and have the highest regard for a client’s time and money. The “Testimonials” section is mostly about how awesome a writer I am and how my work ethic is all about quality, commitment, deadlines, blah, blah, blah. Don’t believe ‘em? Hire me and find out for yourself!
Do take a few moments to browse through the list of services and don’t hesitate to mail in if you can’t find what you are looking for.
Shuchi Kalra. Freelance Writer, India.
WHAT I HAVE BEEN UP TO
Need crisp and compelling copy for your business website? I have worked with several small, medium and big businesses in creating website content that is not only interesting, but engaging as well. Some of my recent copywriting projects include:
Throughout my freelance writing years, I have been helping all kinds of business owners with their blogging requirements. I enjoy writing on a wide range of subjects, including health, beauty, business, gadgets, travel, environment, finance, pets, relationships, fashion, celebrity gossip and more.
Since most of my blog writing assignments involve ghost writing, I am able to provide limited samples. However, I also run the Indian Freelance Writers Blog, a popular and fast-growing resource for freelance writers in India, so you may check out some of my posts there.
Here are some of my guest posts on other blogs:
The Best Free Apps For Writers – Get Paid To Write Online
A Sting To Remember – Chillibreeze
Are you a subject expert who wants to share their knowledge and experiences with the world? I can help you mobilize your thoughts into a well-organized, easy-to-read e-book.
My tenure as an Admissions Editor at the Princeton Review has made me an expert on admission essays for grad, post-grad and doctoral programs at international universities. Whether you are looking for a professional editor to thoroughly critique your essays for language, style, content and consistency, or just someone who can offer an objective feedback, I am your person. I can also help you craft your essays from scratch. Contact me to discuss the best package for your needs.
Editing & Proofreading
Please send a few pages of your manuscript or document for assessment so that I may recommend the best editing package for you.
Proofreading only (spelling, grammar, punctuation and minor editing) – Rs. 150/ 300 words
Moderate editing with minor rewriting – Rs. 200/300 words
Heavy editing with major rewriting – Rs.250/ 300 words
Fish, Fowl & More (Good Housekeeping – India Today Group)
Are You Guest Ready? (Good Housekeeping – India Today Group)
Candy Rox: High On Candy (Home Review Magazine)
Four Seasons Hotel: From Classy To Classier (Home Review Magazine)
A Canvas For Progressive Design (Home Review Magazine)
Computer Vision Syndrome (Vista Magazine, Canada)
Nurturing A Bond Of Love (Dogs & Pups Magazine)
Let The Odor Go (Dogs & Pups Magazine)
Caution! Keep Out Of Your Dog’s Reach (Dogs & Pups Magazine)
Sibling Rivalry – Bringing Home A Second Dog (Dogs & Pups Magazine)
What Is Your Dog’s Canine-Ability? (Dogs & Pups Magazine)
Top Ten Doggie Flicks Of All Time (Dogs & Pups Magazine)
Playful Pooch – Agility Games (Dogs & Pups Magazine)
Rosewater: The Magic Elixir (Women’s Era)
Fenugreek: Flavor And Health Come In Small Packages (Sutra Magazine, Cape Town)
Cosmetic Surgeries For The Eyes (Time ‘N’ Style Beauty, Times Group)
Classic Children’s Book Reviews – Column (Parent & Child Magazine, Euro Kids)
Aromatherapy For Kids: Safe Healing Scents For Your Child (Parent & Child Magazine, Euro Kids)
Work-At-Home-Moms: Top Ten Ideas For Busy Mommies (Parent & Child Magazine, Euro Kids)
Wow! Your Mom’s Hot! (Parent & Child Magazine, Euro Kids)
Eye Surgeries For Children: When Only The Scalpel Will Heal (Parent & Child Magazine, Euro Kids)
Vocabulary Games For Kids (Parent & Child Magazine, Euro Kids)
Make Your Child An Animal Lover (Parent & Child Magazine, Euro Kids)
Monsoon Makeup For Glam Girls ( Beauty – Femina.in)
Get Frozen, Get Beautiful (Beauty -Femina.in)
3 Ways To Stress Proof Your Skin (Beauty – Femina.in)
Christmas Special: 5 Desi Wines Worth A Try (Food – Femina.in)
Star Kids Famous For Their Troubles (Celeb Buzz – Femina.in)
They Brought Curvy Back (Celeb Buzz – Femina.in)
10 Smart Food Ideas For You (Food – Femina.in)
Living A Fairy Tale (Celeb Buzz – Femina.in)
Get Smeared In Caviar (Beauty – Femina.in)
Bye Bye, Bacne! (Beauty – Femina.in)
Are You Warm Or Cool? (Beauty – Femina.in)
How About A Month Old Cosmopolitan? (Food – Femina.in)
What Is Hyaluronic Serum? (WiseGeek.com)
What Is A Cushion Hairbrush? (WiseGeek.com)
What Should I Know About Basement Waterproofing? (WiseGeek.com)
Panasonic Lumix TZ50: To Buy Or Not To Buy (Bright Hub)
Tips On How To Photograph Textures (Bright Hubs)
Over 50 Articles On Health And Natural Healing ( Health Guide Info)
Green Burials (Lilith: The Environment E-zine)
Think Green, Plan Green, Go Green (Savvy Womens Magazine)
Skyscanner: Travel & News articles for Skyscanner India
Shine.com (HT Media): Social media profiles, resumes and cover letters
The Princeton Review – India: Editing and strategizing admission essays (MBA, MS, PhD, undergrad and grad)
Talking Cranes: Articles & Blog Posts
Prosmart Limited: Company Profiles
Bipsum Software Solutions: Web content, SEO, promotional material.
Citizen Media Pvt. Limited : Creative content, blogs
ChillibreezePvt.Limited: Article writing
Zeugma Design Agency: Information architecture, tag- line and website content
Bharat Infotech : Scripts and Speeches
H7 International: Information Architecture, Mailers and Brochures
RackUp.com: Blog posts
Pothi Publishing House: Book edits and press releases
Sea Green Advertising and Marketing: Copywriting/ Scripts
Aromandina: Copywriting (mailers, marketing campaigns) and Articles
Conant Institute: Editing and Proofreading
Axiom Education: Creative Content Development
Truepuzzle.com : Copywriting and Blogs
Curryflavour.com : Copywriting and Blogs
La’ kiru – The Fashion Village : Brochure and Press Releases
Intact Info Solutions : Web Content and SEO
Search Influence: SEO, company profiles
Here’s what clients and colleagues have to say…
“What I value most about Shuchi is that she not only provides high-quality editing, but adds value by challenging us to be more insightful, to go deeper in our reflections, to be clearer in what we want to convey to our audience and why. I consider Shuchi as a valuable member of the Inspired Track team.”
- HoracioHurtado, Founder, Inspired Track
“A highly dependable writer, Shuchi has been an asset for us. Her tongue in cheek and rather colourful style of writing is refreshing and has worked for us. She is resourceful, sticks to deadlines and has a methodical approach to detail. Her zeal for exactness ensures that every piece that she turns in is just perfect. She is focused on learning, malleable and open to fresh ideas which make working with her quite a pleasure. I highly recommend her as a writer and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”
– JuhiDua, Online Editor, Femina.in
“I was first introduced to Shuchi Kalra through Parent & Child magazine,aEurokids publication, to which she had been regularly contributing veryinformative and well-written parenting articles. I was impressed by her extremely evolved writing skills, and commissioned her to write articles for two high-traffic sites – www.Lovingyourchild.Com, a parenting website, and www.Naaree.Com, a portal for career and business women in India. I found Shuchi an extremely professional and highly skilled writer. Her greatest strengths are her willingness to work with deadlines, her advanced internet research skills and uncompromising attention to detail. I was also impressed by her the ability to accurately anticipate and address the expectations of my targeted readerships. These qualities have been invaluable to me, and I would unhesitatingly recommend her services to professional content agencies that wish to engage the services of the best writers in the business.”
- Priya Florence Shah, Editor -Naaree.com
“Shuchi Kalra has been working for us as our Executive Editor for a pretty long time. We find her to be exceptionally professional, skilled, experienced and dedicated. She never fails to deliver the product in a timely manner and discharges every assignment to our complete satisfaction in a highly professional style. Her editorial skills, innovative creativity, and extra-ordinary talents are remarkable. Her command over English is A-One class standard. She will be an important asset to any organization or individual she may work for in any editorial situation nationally or globally. She is a very considerate young lady in negotiations and one-on-one communication. We have no doubt she would go far in life. I personally recommend her very strongly for any future assignments with government as well as private set ups. I wish Shuchi a thumping success.”
- Dr.AthiqulLaskar, Director- Conant Institute, USA.
“It’s so relaxing to know that for all my writing and marketing needs I can count on Shuchi’s writing talent. She understands what I want to convey and puts it in written word in a very professional way. I highly recommend Shuchi’s writing services”
- Cristina Proano – Carrion, Owner and Founder, Aromandina
“Shuchi is a regular contributor to our magazine ‘Parent & Child’, and we treasure this relationship. She is an excellent writer with an obvious taste for thorough research and a gratifying sense of sentence structure and grammatical detail. She has extensive knowledge on a variety of assorted subjects, is quick to grasp the essence of any assignment and has a sincere commitment to deadlines. Shuchi is genuinely a joy to work with”
- ArunChitnis, Editor, Parent & Child Magazine
“The best part about working with Shuchi has been that we and our customers have liked the output in one go. She thoroughly absorbed and understood all the input we gave her for writing as well as editing assignments and produced high quality work. I look forward to working with her on future assignments.”
- Jaya Jha, Co-Founder, Pothi Publishing House
“Shuchi is just the editor I was looking for years. Close attention to detail, good knowledge of grammar and styles are forte. She helps the author by pointing out obvious errors not only in the syntax but also the content. I am very happy with her editing skills. My book is becoming better due to her intervention. Thanks to her.”
- RK Singh, Professor at University of Baroda
“Our company hired Shuchi to help us with our blog. With very little direction she was able to come up with her own ideas and write convincing copy. I plan on using her again in the future and definitely recommend her to others.”
- Robert Valli, Web Strategist at Rackup.com
“Shuchi has been writing for me for a while now and I always look forward to her well written and researched contributions. She is knowledgeable about the subject matter and her articles always come in “publish ready”. I appreciate her professionalism and hard work.”
“Shuchi is an excellent writer. I can depend on her to provide me with quality, timely and relevant articles. She is exceptionally delightful to work with”. –
- Brian Olson, Owner, Magic Rock Entertainment
“Hard Working, Creative, Dependable and one of the best writers I have ever come across”.
- Anupam Jolly, Sr. Editor at Citizen Media Pvt. Ltd.
“I think writing is her Born Gift. Hard Work and Creativity are some of her traits which would help her innate strength (i.e. born gift) to deliver the best always.”
- SrikanthAkella, Project Manager for Internet Marketing, Prosmart Limited.
“Shuchi Kalra is a very dynamic person, responsible and consistent with respect to work, has a high integrity and delivers perfect results even under pressure. She has a good intellect and her writing style is very captivating and contemporary.”
- AbrarMohiuddin, Assistant Editor & Production Chief, Sustainable Environment
“Shuchi is committed, works to deadlines and delivers good quality content. I certainly recommend her as a writer.”
- KS Rajasekar, Chief Knowledge Officer at Midcareers.com
“I have the pleasure of working with Shuchi on a fiction that I am working on. She has been giving me editorial support on this project for sometime. I find her resourceful, trustworthy, and punctual. In fact, I have plans to use her support for the next fiction I am working on, and to invite her as a co-author, if she accepts my proposal.”
- Kish M., Los Angeles, CA. USA.
“Shuchi is a frequent contributor for Bright Hub, Inc. She is extremely versatile and has the ability to write interesting, yet informative, articles. Shuchi shows an eagerness to learn and is dedicated to her work.”
- Rhonda Callow, Managing Editor for Digital Photography and Diet, Nutrition & Healthy Eating Channels on Bright Hub