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PRIYA TALWAR

I help authors develop their ideas into credible stories.

I am a Delhi-based editor and writer. As an ex-commissioning editor with one of India’s oldest book publishers and distributors, I understand the needs of a traditional publisher, an in-house editor or even an agent. I love to identify and nurture potential. Let’s work together to build a credible story!

Services

Manuscript Assessment

The simplest way to understand a manuscript assessment is from the term itself. A manuscript assessment is an assessment in the form of an editorial letter or a report.

Developmental Editing

As the term suggests, it is an in-depth edit that helps develop the work into what the author wants it to become. It is also called substantive editing and is sometimes replaceable with line editing.

Book Proposal

A book proposal is a blueprint of your work that shows the publisher what your idea entails. Imagine going for an interview with requisite skills but poor communication skills. Will you get hired?

Books Edited

Testimonials

Ashok Dhar

Priya helped me with structural editing of my debut book, Kashmir As I see It. Her knowledge and creativity helped me prune my manuscript without compromising on key messaging and content. She is patient and perseverant, yet mindful of meeting deadlines. Her support and guidance was like attending a 101 course in editing!

Director, Observer Research Foundation (Kolkata) and author

Editor's Atelier
5
2020-03-03T21:54:41+00:00

Director, Observer Research Foundation (Kolkata) and author

Priya helped me with structural editing of my debut book, Kashmir As I see It. Her knowledge and creativity helped me prune my manuscript without compromising on key messaging and content. She is patient and perseverant, yet mindful of meeting deadlines. Her support and guidance was like attending a 101 course in editing!

Prachi Vaish

I first heard from Priya was when she reached out to me through LinkedIn with a book proposal. Right from the get-go she was this warm, supportive person whom I connected with instantly… When I hit my first writer's block, I didn't know if you could indeed call your editor for something like this. But I can still remember her being MY therapist in that short phone call; listening to my predicament patiently and then beautifully, winding me back to the original purpose of the book. I finished two chapters within a month after that!

Author, Therapist and founder, HopeNetwork.in

Editor's Atelier
5
2020-03-03T22:08:16+00:00

Author, Therapist and founder, HopeNetwork.in

I first heard from Priya was when she reached out to me through LinkedIn with a book proposal. Right from the get-go she was this warm, supportive person whom I connected with instantly… When I hit my first writer's block, I didn't know if you could indeed call your editor for something like this. But I can still remember her being MY therapist in that short phone call; listening to my predicament patiently and then beautifully, winding me back to the original purpose of the book. I finished two chapters within a month after that!

Sumaa Tekur

Priya guided me through a book proposal in 2018-19. Her focused attention to detail and constructive feedback enriched my idea, breathing life into it. Priya is a great communicator -- always prompt in responding to emails and messages -- which is a great advantage in a writing partner. But most of all, I'd go for Priya's sharp intuition that sifts for good ideas, mining for fresh angles. That makes her a miracle worker in this age of information overload.

Author, Editor and Yoga teacher

Editor's Atelier
5
2020-03-04T21:08:11+00:00

Author, Editor and Yoga teacher

Priya guided me through a book proposal in 2018-19. Her focused attention to detail and constructive feedback enriched my idea, breathing life into it. Priya is a great communicator -- always prompt in responding to emails and messages -- which is a great advantage in a writing partner. But most of all, I'd go for Priya's sharp intuition that sifts for good ideas, mining for fresh angles. That makes her a miracle worker in this age of information overload.

Ed Viswanathan

Priya is a very professional, friendly, helpful person and I was impressed by her timely responses as well as with her level of dedication to edit my book and get it published in a timely manner.

Engineer and bestselling author

Editor's Atelier
5
2020-03-04T21:09:30+00:00

Engineer and bestselling author

Priya is a very professional, friendly, helpful person and I was impressed by her timely responses as well as with her level of dedication to edit my book and get it published in a timely manner.

Berty Ashley and Akhila Phadnis

It was a pleasure working with Priya Talwar on a series of Quiz books. She was very proactive and diligently ensured that timelines were met and work proceeded smoothly. We also appreciate that she spoke with us to understand what we wanted out of the books and worked towards realizing our ideas. We hope to collaborate with her in the future as well.

Scientist / Author and translator

Editor's Atelier
5
2020-03-04T21:10:47+00:00

Scientist / Author and translator

It was a pleasure working with Priya Talwar on a series of Quiz books. She was very proactive and diligently ensured that timelines were met and work proceeded smoothly. We also appreciate that she spoke with us to understand what we wanted out of the books and worked towards realizing our ideas. We hope to collaborate with her in the future as well.
Manisha Choudhury

Manisha Choudhary

It was a pleasure working with Priya, a diligent and professional editor. Her keen interest in the structure of my book, Delhi: A History as well as the stories of the historically rich city guided me in shaping the final version. I am also thankful for the emotional care she provided as an editor.

Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi

Editor's Atelier
5
2020-07-20T09:32:27+00:00

Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi

Manisha Choudhury
It was a pleasure working with Priya, a diligent and professional editor. Her keen interest in the structure of my book, Delhi: A History as well as the stories of the historically rich city guided me in shaping the final version. I am also thankful for the emotional care she provided as an editor.

Victor Ghoshe

I appreciate and thank you for your sensible working style with writers, which has the human touch. You acquired my sequel, Tomb of God at Rupa publications and helped recognize its potential as a bestselling thriller. I believe it’s not just your ability to recognize a good story and your passion to get totally involved in a project that would surely encourage me to team-up with you in future, it’s also about your efforts which have ranged from taking responsibility and sharing thoughtful ideas that can make a book position better. Above all I appreciate your inclination to understand different perspectives of a project and your ability to communicate clearly. I would surely like to team-up with you in future for some forthcoming projects. All my wishes for your new venture.

 
Editor's Atelier
5
2020-03-18T11:53:21+00:00
I appreciate and thank you for your sensible working style with writers, which has the human touch. You acquired my sequel, Tomb of God at Rupa publications and helped recognize its potential as a bestselling thriller. I believe it’s not just your ability to recognize a good story and your passion to get totally involved in a project that would surely encourage me to team-up with you in future, it’s also about your efforts which have ranged from taking responsibility and sharing thoughtful ideas that can make a book position better. Above all I appreciate your inclination to understand different perspectives of a project and your ability to communicate clearly. I would surely like to team-up with you in future for some forthcoming projects. All my wishes for your new venture.  
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