Nikesh Gosalia has been working at Editage, a leading provider of specialist English-language editing and publication support services, for over eight years. He is currently Director, Publisher and Academic Relations, and is responsible for developing new partnerships with UK- and Europe-based publishers, universities, societies and journals.
Before moving into the STM sphere, Nikesh spent six years in the financial industry, working for projects involving prestigious companies such as American Express and Capital One. He joined Editage in 2008 at a challenging time when he had to focus on building a huge editing team to match the increasing number of manuscripts coming in for language editing. In his role as the head of the Author Services division, Nikesh built and managed one of the largest in-house editing teams in the world.
As a result, Nikesh understands the logistics of scholarly publication and author support services, and is a major player in shaping perceptions, defining workflows, and delivering quality. He is adept in setting up efficient processes to improve quality and to automate manual processes using tools like Kaizen and Lean.
His understanding of client psyche comes from the insights he has garnered while interacting and working closely with East Asian authors, especially from Japan, China and Korea. This in-depth understanding of their requirements helped him successfully introduce newer high-value services at different stages within the publishing cycle.
Nikesh is a self-confessed wildlife enthusiast, and, when not at work, he typically spends time travelling, reading and socializing. He also has a special interest in compèring organization-wide events.