About Our Founder Cum Chief Translation Officer

SANJAYA KUMAR SINGH ( Founder cum CTO)

Aspiring for translation assignment in a Corporate/Multinational
Can Draft/Edit/Translate text/communication for the publication and manage the workforce

EXECUTIVE DIGEST
 An astute professional with extensive experience of more than 30 years in Reporting, Editing, Translation and bringing out editions of Jansatta till 2002 and then Naya India in 2011-12.
 Significant experience in covering, writing and editing different type of text i.e. features, stories, reports and all type of content for any reputed newspaper.
 Dexterity in liaising between the English-Speaking Management of Top-Notch Companies and their Hindi-conversant clientele/workforce.
 Proficient in handling day-to-day activities in co-ordination with internal / external departments for smooth operations & excellence in working on many launches under tight time and budget deadlines.
 Demonstrated skills in relationship management coupled with expertise in handling correspondence with clients / readers.
 Deft in managing business operating systems, deploying resources and ensuring adherence to the laid guidelines.
 Learnt the early ropes by handling the family’s printing press venture in Jamshedpur & dealing with plethora of regulatory agencies.
 Worked as General Secretary of Residents Welfare Association for five years continuously (2007-2012) and handled the workforce of 12 persons in addition to dealing with government agencies.
 Gained sound knowledge of public relations through interacting with the enviable client base of reputed PR Firms, Corporates, Advertising Agencies and Network with a host of journalists in various media.
 An effective public speaker, communicator & team leader with strong analytical, problem solving & organizational abilities. Possess a flexible & detail oriented attitude.

PROFICIENCY FORTE

Translation
 Reading through original material and rewriting it in the target language, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained.
 Using specialist dictionaries, thesauruses and reference books to find the closest equivalents for terminology and words used.
 Researching legal, technical and scientific phraseology to find the correct translation.
 Liaising with clients to discuss any unclear points. Ensuring a mutual consensus is arrived on all matters.
 Proofreading and editing final translated versions.
 Providing clients with a grammatical, well-expressed final version of the translated text, usually as a word-processed document.
 Conducting research through Internet and E-Mail throughout the translation process. Completing the task within the defined timelines.
 Providing quotations for translation services provided to clients. Consulting with experts in specialist areas.
 Retaining and developing specialist knowledge on diverse areas of translation. Networking and making contacts for securing repeat & referral business for the organisation.

Editorial Functions
 Planning and designing the writing style; using appropriate headlines/ captions and illustrations for enhancing the general presentation of the articles.
 Taking adequate measures to ensure quality product is prepared within the time deadlines; making modifications as necessary.
 Reading and assessing the final copy of a publication and producing updated editions of publications.
 Downloading agency news stories from the wires, sourcing news reports from staff reporters, planning and visualising the pages for a given day’s edition.
 Interacting with staff reporters, staff photographers & design artists for deciding the layout of the pages.
 Working knowledge of the software used for publishing daily newspaper.

Reporting / Journalism
 Ascertaining and collating news regarding affairs / leisure / events.
 Interviewing people/personalities for getting the accurate update of events and recording vital information through a recording device.
 Gathering and preparing useful information for local and nationwide audiences to inform society on current events and actions of public, corporate, and special interest figures.
 Interviewing individuals and editing the material for presentation; sending information via electronic transmission to news writers who write about the material.
 Covering news stories in regional stationed areas with involvement in all phases of gathering and presenting news, from taking photographs to laying out pages and editing final transcriptions.

Content Writing
 Organizing material and complete writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
 Studying drawings, specifications and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, production sequence and detail.
 Designing the layout and structure of the documents layouts by screening and selecting appropriate stories and news items.

RECENT ASSIGNMENTS

 Worked for Hindi Daily Naya India. Joined in September 2011, selected editorial staff (after written test, campus interview etc) trained them for two months to bring out the edition independently.
 Provided content (original in Hindi and Translation) to the daily for six months.

CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS

 Founded & Running a translation agency, Anuvaad Communication that provides service to the country’s top public relations firms, since May 1996.
 Spearheading Client Relations, Service, Payment, Expansion, Value Addition & Key Assignments.
ORGANISATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Jan’87 – May’02 Jansatta, New Delhi

The Growth Path
Jan’87 – Dec’87 Trainee
Jan’88 – Dec 95 Sub Editor
Jan 96 – May’02 Senior Sub-Editor
Key Responsibilities:
 Functioning as In-charge Regional Desk and In-Charge City Edition & covering stories for the politically-sensitive Hindi Heartland of India.
Major Attainments:
 Merit of being sent with the then Vice President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma to cover his Shanti Niketan visit in West Bengal. Visited North Eastern India to covered assignment with Indian Air Force and West Bokaro Colliery of Tata Steel and Plants of several corporate.

KEY ASSIGNMENTS HELD

 Done freelance reporting on regional issues of Jharkhand for national and local dailies and magazines including The Telegraph, Kolkata.
 Held talks on current affairs on All India Radio. (Freelancing Assignment)

TRANSLATION PROJECTS

Translation from English to Hindi of 20 books which includes Autobiography, Biography, Politics, International Relations, Travelogues and even books of Maths & Physics and VAT, including:
• My Presidential Years (R. Venkatraman)
• Portrait of Lal Bahadur Shastri (L.P. Singh)
• The Plain Truth (N.K. Singh)
• The Politics of Crime and Corruption (N.K. Singh)
• The Indo-Pak Relations 1970-94 (J.N. Dixit)
• India – A Travel Guide (Aruna Deshpande)
• Mulayam Singh – A Political Biography, (Ram Singh & Anshuman Yadav)
• Guilty Men of India’s Partition (Ram Manohar Lohia)
• The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State (Tarek Fateh)
• “At War” Four Pillars of Falsehood & Public of Republic (Aridaman Jit Singh)
 Translation of the script of Popular Science Serial, Turning Point for television.
 Monthly Magazine German News, for the German Embassy in India.
 House Magazine of Samsung, Sukam
 Tobacco News, a magazine of Tobacoo Institute of India.

ORGANISATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Book published:
Patrakarita: Jo Maine Dekha, Jaana, Samjha – 2017
GST: 100 Jhanjhat – 2018

ACADEMIA
B.Sc. Jamshedpur Co-operative College, Ranchi University 1986

PERSONAL MINUTIAE
Linguistic Abilities : Hindi, English, Bhojpuri and Bangla