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.
Well, hello there! I am Harika Bantupalli — an author, writer, poet, editor, book coach, teacher, and a life coach.
A Mass Communication and Journalism Grad, I began my career as an outreach writer for a women’s wellness website after a series of internships in Advertising, Public Relations, and Web Journalism.
Around the same time, I worked as a freelance writer for an online lifestyle and culture magazine, where I eventually took up the role of editing.
One day, a friend of mine, who was a writer, approached me to proofread her book. It opened new avenues for me. I realised how much I enjoyed editing, and decided to pursue it as a career option. A few months later, I spoke about a workshop about the practices of editing, and I hadn’t looked back ever since.
I started taking up copy editing and proofreading projects, whilst working as an English faculty at a school, teaching Cambridge IGCSE courses. Simultaneously, I had been dabbling with developmental editing and substantive editing, and had gotten a certification in Life Coaching and NLP.
After my stint with the school, I chose to focus on editing and life coaching. I started taking up more projects—both with independent writers and publishing houses. I gave workshops on writing and editing, which further led me to take up individual mentoring and coaching first time authors.
In October 2018, I was mentioned among the Top Book Editors in India by the website ‘Writing Tips Oasis.’
Flash forward to the present, I have edited more than 50+ titles and coached/mentored more than 15 authors on the plotting, structuring, and the writing process.
With support and encouragement from friends and well-wishers, I have decided to take my journey to the next level and founded harika.ink, where I’m putting together all the literary services under one roof for easier access to the authors looking for help.
Right from planning your book to writing and editing it, and to finally making it ready-to-publish, harika.ink is here to help you throughout the process.
Whatever service it is that you’re looking for, I hope you have a good experience working with us.
– Harika Bantupalli, Founder, harika.ink