About me

Let me introduce myself


A bit about me

A once introverted little girl, I fell in love with the English language and dreamt of becoming a writer someday (which of course, needed a lot of nudging from a mentor). And thus began my wonderful journey of finding new fascinations and never-ending passions.

Ahoy there! I am Harika; can I interest you in a creative service or an uplifting session? Like you've already read, I am a Jack of many trades. What started off with word-weaving brought out the grammar police in me and I turned to editing in no time. Meanwhile, the world of teaching and designing fascinated me alike. I began teaching little kids as I worked on my Graphic Designing skills in the spare time. And one day, I got the opportunity to share my story as a Human Book, which also paved way for a few life coaching sessions with some people. These are the most important things I often indulge in.

When not working on any of those, I sketch, write for myself, indulge in some craft work, learn a new language, or whip up some sumptious dishes.

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Harika Bantupalli

Personal info

Harika Bantupalli

There's so much you don't know about me, but of course, that's all unnecessary. So, I'm letting you in on a few personal details which might be of use to you, or not!

I saw the world for the first time on 28th January, 1994.
I can read, write and speak English, Hindi, Telugu, and a bit of French.
If you want to know the kind of stuff I scribble at my spare time, visit harikalicious.com.
I also write poetry and fiction under the name of Akirah (If you haven't guessed, yes that's my nom de plume and is actually my name reversed).
I have a few short stories published in print while there have been a lot of poems and articles posted on several national and international websites.
If you ever need to contact me, write to me at hello@harikabantupalli.com.
Also, make sure to look through the portfolio section to go through my services, samples and pricing in detail.

Services

What I can offer you


Content Writing

Niche articles: Travel, Food, Architecture, Entertainment, Technology, Lifestyle, Relationships, etc.; Reviewa: Books, Movies, Food, Gadgets; Academic Writing: Workbooks, Lesson Plans, Question Banks, Essays; PPTs, Resume Writing; Speech Writing; SOPs; Proposals; Transcriptions; Social Media and Web Content.

Creative Writing

Story Books, Short Stories, Poems, Novel and Poetry Collaboration, Ghost Writing, Screenwriting, Script Writing, Explainer Video Scripts, Story Consultation, Plot and Summary Writing, Blurb Writing, Memoirs, Biographies, Vignettes, etc.

Content Editing

5 Styles of Editing: Developmental, Substantive, Heavy, Line and Copy Editing; Proofreading; Indexing.

Editing of short stories, fiction and non-fiction books, poetry books, magazines; proofreading lesson plans, web content, academic papers, SoPs and several other kinds of content.

Teaching

General English, Grammar, Spoken English, Communication Skills, Public Speaking Skills, and different kinds of Creative Writing.

Graphic Design

Logos, Infographics, Posters, Banners, Illustrations, Wedding Cards, Business Cards, Digitized Greeting Cards, Book Marks Collages, etc.

Life Coaching

Interactive sessions via Telephone, Video Conference and Chat-based platforms. Feel free to contact if you are lost, and trying to find your happy place.

Sketching

Poem and Story Illustrations, Mandalas, Handmade Sketch Bookmarks, Post Cards, Greeting Cards and Calendars.

Art & Craft

Handmade Porcelain Clay Jewellery and Key Chains, Shoe paintings, Gift Boxes, Beer Bottles Recycled into Vases, etc.

Social Media & Events

Poetry and Literary Workshops, Surprise Planning Consultation and Social Media Management.

RÉSUMÉ

Know more about my Academics and Work Experiences


Employment

  • 2014-Present

    Creative Writing Instructor, Filmmakers Fans

    Working as an Online Creative Writing Teacher for FTII and IIMC aspirants and help them prepare for the entrance examinations of the esteemed organizations.

  • 2014-Present

    Freelancer, Self Employed

    Worked as a freelance writer, editor, graphic designer and tutor for various media houses, hotels, several national and international clients, and invdividuals looking for the above-mentioned services.

  • 2017-2018

    English Language Specialist, Freyr Solutions Inc.

    Worked as an English Language Quality Check Specialist with the regulatory services firm. Performed a thorough quality check of the documents for errors in grammar and language.

  • 2016-2017

    English Teacher, Manthan International School

    Taught English as First Language (Cambridge Curriculum) to the students of Grade 4 and 5.

  • 2016

    Creative Content Developer, Feazt Inc.

    Worked as a Content developer as well as a food critic with the food-based startup.

  • 2015-2016

    Outreach Specialist, IncNut Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.

    Contacted various bloggers and worked on the outreach of the company. Also wrote promotional scripts and outreach articles for the YouTube videos produced by the digital media house

Education

  • 2018

    Udemy Certification by Kain Ramsay, Life Coaching

    Learnt about the principles of Life Coaching and challenges faced in the profession

  • 2012-2015

    St. Joseph's Degree & PG College, Graduate in Mass Communication and Journalism (Affiliated to Osmania University)

    Studied several aspects of Mass Communication, Film Making, and Journalism; including Human Communication, Visual Communication, Television and Radio Production, Screen Writing, Short Film and Documentary Making, Broadcast, Print and Online Journalism, Copy Editing, Photography, Corporate Communication, Public Relations and So on. Awarded the best student by PR Society of India, best out going student and Gold Medalist in the department.

  • 2009-2011

    Board of Intermediate, AP, Intermediary Education (11th & 12th Grades)

    Majored in Economics, Commerce and Modern Language (English).

  • 2009

    Janapriya School, Secondary School Certification

    Passed out the basic high school education with distinction.

Internships & Volunteering

  • 2011-2015

    CALEIDOSCOPE.IN, Writing and Editing Intern (2015)

    ARROW ADVERTISING, Advertising Intern (2014)

    BASAVATARAKAM INDO-AMERICAN CANCER HOSPITAL AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Media Relations Intern (2014)

    HYDERABAD TALKS, Writing Intern (2013-2014)

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE (MAD), Volunteer English Teacher (2011-2012)

Other Skills I possess

Good Communicator
Creativity
Conflict Resolution
Time Management
Self-Motivated
Adaptability

Portfolio

My work samples


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Testimonials

What the people have to say


PRASAD GOGADA, Author: Thought & the ways it can steal joy from you

Generally when we go for a service, there is always a worry whether the freelancer delivers with quality or not. When I chose Harika to edit and proofread my book, I felt the same initially. But soon it disappeared after seeing her commitment towards work. She focuses more on the quality than the client itself. I don't feel that she works to complete her tasks, but with passion. And where there's passion, quality is inevitable.

BISWADEEP GHOSH HAZRA, Author: The Plight of the Pilgrim

Harika is a trusted friend and confidant. She has edited my eBook and has done an excellent job at that. I can vouch for her skills, she is a perfectionist and that helps you at the end of the day more than it helps her. 5/5 from my side.

PIYUSH RAJ, IT Consultant

Having known Harika professionally as an editor, speaker, poet and an event manager, I have to say that I am amazed by her versatile multitude of talents, and her level dedication towards every engagement she undertakes. She has managed to earn quite a reputation for herself in all these arenas, that too in a short span of time, as was quite evident from the events which she had hosted. On a personal front, she is a sweet person, who has the ability to charm away all worries of any person who gets in touch with her.

LEKSHMI DINACHANDRAN REMESH, Writer, Author and Academic Editor

Harika is a good writer who is quite sensitive to client needs. She was willing to go the extra mile and burn a bit of midnight oil to get things just right when I needed a CV in apple-pie order in 3 hours flat. She is responsive and responsible. She managed the time constraint and came up with a great job. Her language is clear and expressive without too many frills. I would recommend her happily for any writing project.

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Contact

Get in touch


Adress/Street

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone number

+91 766 003 0894

Website

www.harikabantupalli.com