Human or machine — What would you prefer to do your financial editing?

Acuity Knowledge Partners
2 min readApr 14, 2021

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

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Neha Singh Jadeja, Assistant Director, Investment Research, and 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 heads Acuity’s Supervisory Analyst, editorial, design and publishing services, managing all client accounts across geographies. She has over 15 years of experience in managing financial content. Previously, she worked with Goldman Sachs as a Series-16-qualified SA and editor. She also set up and managed its 10-member Bangalore editorial team. The team serviced the US, Europe, Asia and Australia and supported Japanese translation work as well. She has also worked at JPMorgan and Crisil Research (an S&P company). Shikha holds an MBA (Finance).



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