Yateendra Joshi has been editing technical documents for over 25 years, a career change he made after working for a decade as a scientist with the Indian council of Agricultural Research (1978–88). He was with TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in New Delhi for 15 years, moved to Pune to work with WISE (World Institute of Sustainable Energy in 2005, and has been on his own since 2007, dividing his time between working for WISE and Editage, freelance copy-editing, and teaching.
He has copy-edited more than 250 manuscripts in the past few years for an international agency. He is an accredited editor with Diplomate status certified by the Board of Editors in Life Sciences. Diplomate status is awarded only to those who demonstrate exceptional editorial proficiency (currently, only 30 editors worldwide have the diplomate status, and Yateendra is the only one in India.
Yateendra has participated in several international conferences of EASE, the European Association of Science Editors: Oxford, Helsinki, Tours (France), and Tallinn (Estonia). He is a Member of the Editing Office, Atomium Culture, Brussels, and a Member of the Editorial Board, Information Design Journal.
His book, titled Communicating in Style, was favorably reviewed in a dozen international periodicals.
He has taught one-semester courses on communication skills at TERI University, NCL (National Chemical Laboratory), and IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research); currently, he conducts a block course at TERI University twice a year. In addition to this, he has conducted shorter programs and lectures at many institutions. He was also a member of the committee of experts constituted by IGNOU, the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, to advise IGNOU on the diploma course in publishing.