Financial editing: Man or machine

Editing is much more than checking for grammar, spelling and structure. It is the ability to look at the big picture and weave context into analysis for maximum impact. Although an automation tool may be useful in speeding up the process and saving costs, it cannot check for balance and argument of a report, thus impacting readership.

Key Takeaways

1. Human editors through engagement with authors and understanding of the intended audience
  assist in creating impactful content.
2. An editor not only provides a fresh perspective, but also has a better understanding of the content
  than a machine.
3. Fact-checking and ensuring compliance with regulations are other important areas where
  human editors trump machines.

Neha Singh Jadeja

Neha Singh Jadeja

Assistant Director, Investment Research

Neha is a senior editor at Acuity Knowledge Partners and has been with the firm for 9 years. She is responsible for editing global research reports on various asset classes, including economics, FX, fixed income, credit and rates.

She has a total of 15 years’ experience in writing and editing financial content, having previously worked at Thomson Reuters India, where she led the sell-side Investment Research News Team.

Neha holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Media Studies and a BA in Media Studies, Psychology and English.

Shikha Singh

Shikha Singh

Associate Director, Global Head of Research Publishing

Shikha heads Acuity Knowledge Partners’ (Acuity) editing, formatting & publishing and design services, managing all client accounts in this vertical. She has 16 years of experience in working with financial research content. Before joining Acuity, she worked with Goldman Sachs as a Series 16-qualified Supervisory Analyst and Editor. She also set up and managed its 10-member content management team in Bangalore. Her previous work at JPMorgan included reviewing equity research reports, and she focused on credit and industry and company research reports during her stint at Crisil Research (an S&P company). Shikha holds an MBA in Finance.

Financial editing: Man or machine

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