SmartMoney names new copy chief
SmartMoney editor in chief Jonathan Dahl made the following staff announcement on Wednesday:
Please join me in welcoming Chitra Vemuri as our new copy chief, effective immediately. She will report to Managing Editor Tedra Meyer, and will work with the copy department to uphold our high standards for accuracy and clear writing. She will also devote part of her time to handling some fact-checking assignments, giving her an opportunity to work with more reporters and editors here.
Chitra comes to us with a strong business journalism background and more than 20 years of editorial experience overall. Before joining SmartMoney, Chitra worked as a freelance copyeditor at various publications and websites, including Crain’s New York Business, Popular Mechanics and Health.com. Before that, she was a senior copy editor at Time Inc. Content Solutions , where she copyedited custom-published financial magazines, e-newsletters and websites, including the New York Stock Exchange’s nyse magazine.
She has an M.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. in English literature from Stella Maris College in Chennai, India.