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A 2 Week Experiential Course

With Tara Khandelwal and Aishwarya Javalgekar

Have you ever wondered how stories become books?

Expert instructors Tara Khandelwal and Aishwarya Javalgekar will guide you through an immersive journey and simulate the actual workings of a publishing house.

You will get the chance to think like an editor for 13 hours. Learn how to read and analyze stories, polish a story to create the best possible version, think out of the box and come up with unique book ideas, and pitch books to a publisher with creative and unique book proposals. Our stimulating exercises, industry insights and personalized feedback will boost your creativity and teach you professional editing skills that you can apply to your own and others’ writing.

“The first draft is black and white. Editing gives the story color.”

– Emma Hill

DURATION : 2 weeks (13 hours)

DATES : 21st 22nd Jan and 28th 29th Jan

AGE LIMIT : 16 and above

  • Step into the shoes of a book editor.
  • Learn where and how to get published.
  • Start your own writing and editing journey!


Publishing Insights

Our instructors will give you professional insights into the publishing industry – where and how do books get published? Who are the people that make it happen?

  • Tara Khandelwal is one of India’s top editors and has worked with Penguin, BloombergQuint, SheThePeople.TV and more.
  • Aishwarya Javalgekar has worked at Zubaan Books and Simon and Schuster Canada.

Editing Expertise

Become an expert editor with our creative exercises and simulations. You will learn:

  • How to come up with bestselling book ideas and commission authors.
  • How to analyze stories and write reader responses.
  • How people pitch their books to editors with a convincing book proposal.

Personalised feedback

Pick one of our personalized feedback options and fulfill your dream of becoming a professional editor or a published author.


  • With our edits and feedback, you can create a unique and interesting book proposal to pitch your book to publishers. OR
  • Receive an hour long one-on-one mentoring session from Tara Khandelwal, an expert editor with 10+ years of experience.

Wondering if this course is for you?

Drop a query and we will get in touch to answer all your questions.

One Course, three outcomes


Learn how to edit your own work or supplement your income by becoming a freelance editor. In addition to editing skills and techniques, you can learn how to build an editing portfolio and how to establish relationships with writers and publishers.


Do you want to build a career around books? Learn about publishing houses and literary agents and the role they play in the creation of books. This could be the first step in your literary career!


Are you a writer trying to get your book published? Polish your book with our editing techniques and get insider knowledge of the publishing industry. Perfect your book proposal and learn the tricks and tips to getting published!


More than just a course

Limited seats available!

About the instructors

Tara Khandelwal

Founder & Managing Director

Tara Khandelwal is an editor with 10+ years of experience. She works with the biggest publishing houses in India and with Writers’ Side, Asia’s largest literary agency. She is an alumna of Barnard College, Columbia University and the Columbia Publishing Course.

Aishwarya Javalgekar

Head – Originals

Aishwarya Javalgekar is an editor and mentor at Bound. She has a Masters in English (Public Texts) and a Certificate in Book Publishing from Humber College. She has worked at Zubaan, an independent publishing house in India and Simon and Schuster Canada.She has started her own literary magazine, ang(st).

Their Work at Bound

Bound provides a variety of services that help writers develop their skills and get their work ready for publishing. Tara Khandelwal and Aishwarya Javalgekar offer manuscript and proposal edits and guide writers in developing their stories. Tara has edited many acclaimed books, including Three Impossible Wishes by Anmol Malik and Essential Items by Udayan Mukherjee.

What our clients have to say

Frequently Asked Questions

We have an age limit of 16 and above for most classes. But we also conduct a variety of children’s classes over the years. If we don’t have an upcoming class, we can provide a one-on-one mentorship. Read more here.
Unfortunately, we don’t offer refunds. But we can offer you a seat in another class for the same price or upgrade you to one of our mentorship programs with additional payment
If you have an interesting class designed that would add value to Bound’s classes and creative communities, share your ideas and your profile with us at [email protected]. We are always interested in collaborating with new instructors.
If you have an interesting class designed that would add value to Bound’s classes and creative communities, share your ideas and your profile with us at [email protected]. We are always interested in collaborating with new instructors.

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