Dayita is an editor and dancer based in Bangalore, India. She has a BA in Psychology and Dance from Mount Holyoke College (USA). Dayita has worked for The Clean Copy since 2017 as editor, and since 2019 as senior editor. As of 2022, she is an Advanced Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), UK. Dayita enjoys editing manuscripts in the social sciences, humanities, and arts. She is passionate about making text clear, direct, and accessible. Apart from editing and reviewing others' work, Dayita also leads writing and editorial workshops for editors and researchers. She can often be found with a tall glass of kombucha that functions as moral support through complex papers.
Mary Selvadoray has a PhD in physics and has been a copy editor for nearly two decades. She enjoys editing material from both the sciences and the humanities. Copy editing for her has been a journey into areas that she would never have explored otherwise. Her pastimes include reading (of course!), music, watching old BBC comedies, and arts and crafts (in fits and starts).
Mallika Joseph has spent much of her professional life in policy research, academia, and policy advocacy. She has extensive experience in developing appropriate knowledge products to effectively communicate and engage with different stakeholders. She is part of many global and regional networks working on sustainable development goals, gender, security sector, human security, countering violent extremism, conflict prevention, regional architectures, and global governance. She has a Ph.D. in international relations and has worked on various issues relating to South Asian security. Her latest publications include Sustainable Development and Gender Equality (Edited book, 2021) and “COVID-19 and Gender: (Peace Prints special issue, Winter 2022). She is currently working on an edited volume on “Framing Democracy: Civil Society Perspectives from South Asia.”