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Editor/writer/researcher

Location:
Kansas City, KS
Posted:
May 28, 2020

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Microsoft Office Suite QuarkXPress

Writing Editing Proofreading

Research Workflow management

SEO Customer Service Training

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NIDA SYED-SARDOU

Writer/Editor, Collaborator, Thinker

414-***-**** addgqf@r.postjobfree.com Kansas City, KS EXPERIENCE

Equity Research Associate

Glass, Lewis & Co.

Kansas City, MO

Glass Lewis is an independent provider of global governance services and helps institutional investors understand and connect with the companies in which they invest

Analyzed companies' proxy and financial statements to source qualitative and quantitative data to assess companies' equity compensation practices Input in the equity models for a thorough analysis Analyzed the quantitative cost of implementing equity plans and the underlying legal terms of these plans

Honed skills in holistic analysis, rapid data analysis and input, navigating financial statements and examining legal documentation and terminology Research Editor (Telecommute)

Lucror Analytics Pte Ltd

Singapore

Lucror Analytics focuses on providing institutional investors with independent analyses on European and Asian high yield credits

Edited for clarity, logic and accuracy of credit research reports, new issue assessments, morning commentaries, presentations, and sector/market reviews

Strengthened analysts' report-writing skills, improving report quality substantially

Provided feedback on analysts' progress to research heads on a weekly basis Collaborated with clients and relayed their queries/issues to management Updated Lucror's website periodically for data changes Developed an in-house style guide for use by our research team Uploaded news updates and research reports to Bloomberg Senior Analyst

Goldman Sachs Securities Pvt Ltd

Bangalore, India

Goldman Sachs' Global Investment Research segment provides investment insights and ideas to mutual funds, hedge funds and pension funds, among others

Edited equity/credit research reports, models, and presentations Determined whether research was complaint with regulatory guidelines Cross-checked data and restructured content, as necessary Coordinated with the overseas teams to facilitate a smooth global content management process

Created a daily print edition comprising GS's top research on important updates in the sectors under coverage

SUMMARY

Seasoned manager and writer/editor with

more than 10 years of print and online

experience. Proactive troubleshooter with

strong interpersonal skills who has improved

processes time and again. Detail-oriented

collaborator who is capable of negotiating

with multiple stakeholders to accomplish

project goals and timelines. Intellectually

curious thinker who taps into their inner

creativity.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts (Economics/

Statistics)

St. Xavier's College

Ahmedabad, India

Diploma in French

Alliance Française d'Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, India

SKILLS

STRENGTHS

Attention to detail

Facilitated quality editing resulting in

faster turnaround times owing to my keen

attention to detail

Seasoned team worker/organizer

Worked with multiple stakeholders and

teams as their editor, trainer, and/or

manager

Robust communication skills

Excellent communication skills that led to

effective and timely project completion

with minimum downtime

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EXPERIENCE

Associate Editor

Amba Research Pvt Ltd

Bangalore, India

Amba Research provided investment research and analytics support services. Copal Partners acquired Amba Research in 2013, creating a combined entity called Copal Amba.

Edited fixed-income credit reports for leading US and European banks to enhance customers' reading experience

Recognized as the 'Most Valued Team' for a client project in 2011 Rewrote poorly structured content, adhered to stylistic rules, removed instances of plagiarism and accommodated feedback from team leads Checked facts, verified data, and identified inconsistencies to ascertain that content was in line with client-specific guidelines and met regulatory standards

Provided real-time editorial support to a major UK-based bank under rigorous deadlines

Contributed to the development of internal marketing brochures, corporate presentations, and branding campaigns

Assistant Editor

SNL Financial Pvt Ltd

Ahmedabad, India

SNL Financial provides business intelligence services. It offers the collection and standardization of corporate, financial, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) data. In 2015, S&P Capital IQ acquired SNL Financial to form S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Oversaw the compilation and completion of designated news articles Managed the news layout, increasing hits per article by 16% Edited proprietary reports, rewrote poorly written articles, and ensured adherence to stylistic rules (AP and in-house style guides) Verified facts written from media reports, earnings releases, and regulatory documents

Monitored news wires, major business publications, and internal channels for news leads, and assigned those to team members Wrote earnings releases news articles from external publications with great attention to detail under tight deadlines

Scanned regulatory filings for important company updates Senior Copy Editor-cum-Correspondent

The Times of India

Ahmedabad, India

The Times of India is an Indian English-language daily newspaper. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, it is the world's largest-selling English daily. Made substantive edits on news stories for grammar, clarity, logic, flow, and syntax usage

Rewrote news updates by coordinating with local journalists Wrote catchy headlines, chose pictures from the photo library, and designed page layouts on QuarkXPress and CCI NewsGate

Worked the front page, city, region, nation, international, and business desks Reported on local, theme-based subjects

PROJECTS

Manager/Trainer for Dairy Queen

franchises

Kansas/Missouri

Helped the franchisee open three different

locations. Trained new hires to work in different

positions and managed operations at four locations across Kansas and Missouri.

Identified and rectified inconsistencies in the

established processes

Sales increased 10%-12% YoY

Client Specialist for Wahed Invest

Overland Park, KS

Provided client support and liaised with the

management team to resolve customer queries

Streamlined website content and updated FAQs

Improved response time by 20% over the quarter

Freelancer for Investopedia

Mumbai, India

Edited, rewrote, and restructured financial articles prepared by content specialists

Managed SEO to increase web traffic by 12%

Met tight deadlines to enable faster publication of quality articles

Children's Science Congress

Gujarat Science City

Editorial team member of the Supernova newsletter

Published daily editions throughout the event

Contributed to story board designs, reporting and

editing of print material



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