Priti Sharma Devata
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|Priti Sharma Devata
|1008 Toa Payoh N, #03-08, SINGAPORE 318996
|Picture Book, Graphic Novel, etc
Epigram Books was started in July 2011 to champion Singaporean literature. In the years since we have expanded our catalogue to also include stories from around Southeast Asia.We have published more than 400 fiction and non-fiction titles, which range from novels to children’s books, graphic novels to cookbooks, memoirs to short story collections, many of which have won awards both locally and internationally.
As a managing editor, my primary role is to oversee trade and contract publishing projects from start to finish. I lead a team of editors who work across various genres proofreading, editing and copy editing. To ensure timely completion and adherence to budget, I am responsible for creating timelines and publishing schedules. I maintain regular communication with other departments like marketing and sales to coordinate our publishing and production efforts. Additionally, I contribute to the creative management of our existing works and handle submissions for awards using
I’m currently working on eleven projects that range from picture books to middle grade novels, graphic novels to a coffee table book. All of these projects require working closely with writers, authors, illustrators and even photographers.
– Picture Books
– Middle Grade
– Graphic novels for children
As publishers, we strive to play a conscientious role in producing picture books that go beyond mere entertainment. My aim is to create thoughtful works that cater to children’s developmental needs while igniting a passion for reading and learning. In my role, I am dedicated to nurturing and advancing the realm of children’s literature in Singapore. This involves seeking out fresh voices among authors and illustrators and guiding them to refine their talents and skills. I am also very keen to collaborate with other media platforms by expanding our reach and impact. What sets us apart is
|Experience related to this year’s topic
For quite a while now, I have been using various Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools like Grammarly, PerfectIt, and ProWritingAid, often unaware that they fell under the umbrella of AI. But it was through my interaction with ChatGPT that I came to recognize AI’s remarkable effectiveness. I have found it particularly valuable in the realm of content creation. Prompting it is like working with a colleague. It has helped me refine content, develop ideas and even provide new direction.