Karan D. Thakkar


Hi,

I'm from Mumbai. Presently working as Content Development Editor at Packt. I am Web developer, and a Tech Enthusiast.

I have completed my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science as well as in Computer Application. Along with these accomplishments, I am passionate about and have worked on the microprocessors such as Raspberry Pi, Aurdino. I have worked on the respective microprocessors. I have a knack for creating a personal web server and IOT projects.

I have keen interest in a range of technologies such as 3D printing, High-Performance Computing, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, AWS, CDN, and much more.

As a Content Development Editor (CDE) I need to be well versed with technical, project management and linguistic skills to help authors create engaging technical content allowing readers to easily learn new technologies and develop new skills. I need to conduct thorough research on the technology which the authors will be working on, to make sure that they are well equipped for the project. This will support the authors and other members efficiently to develop the content for the book. Along with this I also need to keep an eye on market trends or version updates to ensure that the content is updated for the readers. I need to develop and maintain a good rapport with authors, technical reviewers, and other stakeholders, as they will be working together with me throughout the process of book development. As a CDE, I also need to make sure that the structure and flow of the content cater to the needs of the target audience. This ensures that the most up-to-date and accurate content is delivered to the readers.

As a CDE, I need to be involved in the process of scheduling activities to ensure that content is received in a timely manner from the authors and this also accommodates any delays that occur in deliverables. I need to work on around ten to fifteen projects at a time, manage time and focus my attention on all my projects equally for their smooth functionality and meet deadlines as well comply with existing quality reporting standards. Needs to develop SEO friendly and engaging content to market the books/videos on websites. During this period, I try to identify risks that may come up along the way and develop the best plan to avoid them. This responsibility has helped me improve my project management skills and be in touch with technology trends all the time.

As a Technical Editor (TE), I was considered to be a proxy reader of the book. I was responsible to check the accuracy of the content and structure of the book, test and validate the code present in it. I needed to ensure that it follows the instruction given by the author and can be easily replicated and verify that the content in the book communicates its goals to the reader. As a TE I was a link between production team and the reader. This, in turn, helps and motivated me to stay updated with the latest trends and technology.

I don't believe in giving up that's why I try to find various ways to resolve the issues that arise during the timeline of the project.

In my free time, I like to listen to music, read books or play video games. I have also developed a website for New Arch Studio and Commander Infra who are clients for GlamOGlitz Inc., using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

My colleagues and friends have commended me for my skill of adaptability, positive thinking, and engaging responsibility.

Skills

Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, Android).
Microprocessors - Raspberry Pi, Aurdino.
Networking (including Sharing, Crimping & Troubleshooting).
Computer Hardware Maintenance & Troubleshooting, Recovery,     formatting.
Ms Office (Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint, Ms Word).
HTML, Vb.net, Asp.net, DBMS.

Education

Bsc (Computer Science) | Mumbai Univesrity.
Bachelor of Computer Application | Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open Univesrity

View my Resume


Job Experience

Content Development Editor, Packt
November 2017 - Present.

Job Desicribtion:

  • A CDE needs to use their technical and linguistic skills to help authors create engaging technical content that allows readers to easily learn new technologies and develop new skills.
  • An important part of the CDE role is to conduct thorough research on the technology they will be working on, to make sure that they are well equipped for the project.
  • This will support the authors and other members efficiently to develop the content for the book. Along with this I also need to keep an eye on market trends or version updates to ensure that the content is updated for the readers.
  • CDE needs to to build and maintain good rapport with authors, technical reviewer and other stackholders, as they will be working together throughout the process of book development. CDEs also need to make sure that the structure and flow of the content caters to the needs of the target audience.
  • This ensures that the most up-to-date and accurate content is delivered to our readers.
  • A CDE needs to be involved in the process of scheduling activities to ensure that content is received in a timely manner from the authors and this also accommodates any delays that occur in deliverables.
  • CDEs take ownership of the book’s timeline. A CDE needs to work on around ten to fifteen projects at a time, manage time and be focus and attentive on all the projects equally for their smooth functionality and meet deadlines as well comply with existing quality reporting standards.

Technical Editor, Packt
May 2016 - November 2017.

Job Desicribtion:

  • A TE is considered to be a proxy reader of the book.
  • TE is responsible to check the accuracy of the content and structure of the book, test and validate the code present in it and ensures that it follows the instruction given by the author and can be easily replicated and verify that the content in the book communicates its goals to the reader.
  • A TE is a link between production team and the reader.
P.S. View Books I have worked on in Books tab.

Web developer, GlamOGlitz Inc.
Freelancing

Freelancer:

Main role is to maintain, develop and design websites meeting clients needs and budget. Keep a track of updates and improve it to be more responsive and mobile friendly. Meeting the clients need. Create website which are SEO Friendly. Consult client on technical queries.

Project Worked

Bach Flower Remedies, TyBsc.
The project is made in ASP.Net and MySQL. This Bach flower and remedies Website is used to overcome the problem which they are being faced currently and making it completely automated for easy reference for the doctors. For more information contact me.

Bookmark Reopsitory, Packt
Idea behind the website was to create a repository to get everything on a single platform to reduce the number of websites during work to bookmark or remember. This website consists of all documents used for daily work in the office hrs. by different stockholders in the team. Visit site

External Record Sheet
Google sheet to maintain entries sent to external team for proof reading where the spoc gets notification on files placed by the team as well spoc entering the date of the file received from the external team informing respective stack holder. This helps in reducing manual work and error.

GlamOGlitz Inc | Web developer
Working as web developer for this company. Here my role is to keep the site updated, user friendly and Responsive.Visit site

New arch Studio | Web developer
Working as web developer for this company. Here my role is to keep the site updated, user friendly and Responsive.Visit site

Commander Infra Estate developer | Web developer
Working as web developer for this company. Here my role is to keep the site updated, user friendly and Responsive.Visit site

Contact Information


Work

- karant@packtpub.com
- packt.karant


Personal

- +91 9869776576

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