Koli Mitra


Work Samples

Please review some of my writing, editing, and translation work, below.  I can provide more specialized samples on request.


Magazine Articles:

Newspaper Feature Stories:

Creative Personal Essays:

Essays on Philosophy/Economics/Politics


Samples of my proofreading and copyediting work:

Note on content editing & developmental editing

The natures of content editing and developmental editing are such that I can’t post meaningful samples of them online without essentially publishing extensive (and identifiable) portions of the very rough drafts, unformed/semi-formed thoughts, unfinished creative processes, and/or proprietary information of the people for whom I did those edits.  That would be unfair and unethical.  If you are interested, I would be happy to share certain examples with you on a one-on-one basis. Better yet, I can produce a small sample of work on your project (depending on its extent and character), which you are welcome to keep and use in the event you decide not to hire me.


Samples of my translation work (from Bengali to English):

Descriptions of the literary works of Magsaysay laureate Gour Kishore Ghosh (website content).

A chapter from Jogini by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (which I translated for Ms. Bandyopadhyay to present at the Edinburgh International Book Festival).

Two chapters from Shodh by Tasleema Nasreen (which I translated for Ms. Nasreen in preparation for a project she was considering).