I love stories. Give me a make-believe world and I will probe the foundation, inspect the interiors, pore over the façade, and tell you how to tell your story the best you can.
My name is Dola Basu Singh and I’m a POC Editor and an #OwnVoices author. I have been editing fiction since 2015. I have edited 72 books (and counting!), helped many authors win a publishing contract, and launched Indie writers into bestseller lists. Recently, two of my authors won the Amazon KDP Pen to Publish 2019 contest for short- and long-form. Another author won an honorable mention in 2017. I have won Editor’s Choice awards from literary reviews in the sub-continent and India for my short stories. Apart from running my editorial business, I also work as an Associate Editor at The Darling Axe.
I believe that editing is a crucial skill to learn for all writers, and that learning to edit shouldn’t be restricted to only a privileged few but be accessible to all. I have published a book, Editing Bootcamp – I, to help writers self-edit their work before submitting it, and am writing the second part. Next in line is my fiction novel—a cozy mystery set in India.
I’ve volunteered as a Municipal Liaison of Asia::India region for NaNoWriMo till recently. I have also led the social media content team for a major political party in India in the past.
I’m a professionally trained fiction editor, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), UK. I am proficient in four languages and live in Punjab, India, with my family and other animals—eight people and four dogs.
Want to get in touch? Please email me.