I am passionate about language and believe firmly in the power of words. As a former English professor with a master's degree and 10+ years of teaching, writing and editing experience, I find nothing more rewarding than helping others express themselves. My desire is to help you communicate your message and mission in your unique voice.  With my guidance, expertise, and keen attention to detail, you will succeed in all your written endeavors, from business plans to term papers!


My qualifications

I studied writing at Brown University and earned my MFA at Columbia University. With a strong educational foundation and proven ability to write across genres, I often exceed the expectations of my diverse clientele. As a result of my editing services, many of my clients have been recognized by prestigious institutions and grown their customer base. I am proficient in APA and MLA citation styles, and have worked with both ESL and native English speakers. 

I am a published fiction writer whose work has been honored and supported by the following organizations:

  • The MacDowell Colony
  • Asian American Writers' Workshop 
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Urban Artist Initiative/NYC Grant Program 
  • Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, McSweeney's 
  • Instituto Sacatar in Bahia, Brazil

Shivani has a magic talent for seeing beyond what you have written on paper. She whittles your words down to an essential message that describes you and your work better than you could have ever done yourself. She carefully listens and incorporates feedback and critique while edits are still fresh to finalize projects quickly and successfully. Focus on what you do best, and let Shivani tell the rest of the world what it is you do!
— Ana Costa, Co-founder, Capoeira Brooklyn
Shivani has helped me improve my writing and grammar skills tremendously. While assisting me with research papers, graduate school statements, and admissions essays, she pushed me to reach my full potential and helped me increase my confidence. Thanks to her expertise and guidance, I have excelled tremendously in my writing intensive courses. Best of all, she is very caring, patient, and reliable.
— –Melissa Habel, student

client List:

  • Simon & Schuster
  • Amplify Education
  • City University of New York
  • St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn
  • Capoeira Brooklyn
  • Haus of Maven
  • One World One Water, LLC
  • American Abstract Artists
  • Nella Media Group