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CACTUS is a leading global provider

of scientific and medical communication services to researchers, authors, scholarly journals, publishers, academic societies, and pharmaceutical and device companies.

Our company mission is to enable growth through effective communication. In everything we do, we want to accelerate the development of global scientific research by helping science break through the confines of geography and language. To this end, we offer world-class editing, publication support, medical writing, translation, transcription, and researcher training services, to help individuals achieve their communication goals.

Since our foundation in 2002, we have set up offices in the US, Japan, India, South Korea, and China. Over 72,000 individuals across the globe trust us because of our strong quality focus and expertise across over 200 scientific and academic disciplines.

Our full-time in-house staff consists of over 300 people and represents a diverse group of people from India, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the US, Germany, and Brazil. We also work with 1000+ highly skilled contractors from around the world. We have 87 BELS-certified writers/editors in-house (BELS: Board of Editors in the Life Sciences), one of the largest groups of certified editors in the world.

 

Awards and certifications

The Great Place to Work Institute released their inaugural ‘Best Workplaces’ list in the Asia region, in February, 2015. CACTUS was selected in a special category, for Best Practice in Listening in the Great Place to Work® Asia Best Special Awards! More than 900 companies participated in national list studies in the 8 Asia-region countries where Great Place to Work© is represented.

CACTUS was ranked 10th among the 600 companies that participated in the 2014 survey conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute®. With this ranking, CACTUS made it to the list of Top 20 companies to work for in India for the fourth year in a row. The survey also ranked CACTUS 1st in the Professional Services category. CACTUS was recognized for its unique collaborative culture and family-like, close-knit working environment.

At the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, announced in New York on 8th November 2013, Susanne Gupta, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, won a Bronze Stevie for Female Executive of the Year (Consumer Products category). Susanne’s simple people-centered attitude helped craft systems, processes, and an HR culture that led to significantly increased retention, happier people and managers, and a more integrated company. (The Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service recognize exceptional companies, individuals, and teams.)

The academic editing brand of CACTUS, Editage, participated in the 55th Annual Council of Science Editors (CSE) meeting in Seattle, Washington (May 18-21, 2012) and won the “Best Poster” award for its research titled “Optimizing the output of a freelance editing model: Value added by an in-house reviewing."

At the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, announced in Las Vegas on 25th February 2012, Kaori Nagatsuka from our Customer Delight Department won a Silver Stevie for Best Front-Line Customer Service Professional. Editage, the academic editing brand of CACTUS, won a Bronze Stevie for Best Use of Technology in Customer Service. (The Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service recognize exceptional companies, individuals, and teams.)

The academic editing brand of CACTUS, Editage, received the “2011 Best Poster” award for the poster entitled “Does having a non–English first language hinder competence in manuscript editing?” at the 54th Annual Council of Science Editors (CSE) meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

In recognition of its culture of innovation, CACTUS was named one of the winners of the Red Herring Global 100 Award, 2010. The award applauded CACTUS’ efforts to strive for innovation in every aspect of its business.

CACTUS IT security management systems are ISO/IEC 27001:2005-certified. We have implemented and maintained a robust and effective information security management system that ensures the security and confidentiality of all client property and client information during and after all transactions and interactions.

CACTUS was one of the Top 15 companies in the NASSCOM Exciting Emerging Companies survey 2008. For its focus on a culture of innovation, commitment to employee happiness, and non-hierarchical work environment, CACTUS was recognized as the 12th most exciting emerging company.

Many CACTUS editors are BELS-certified professionals with extensive editorial expertise and the requisite qualifications. The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) examination is an internationally recognized certification exam that tests and evaluates editorial skills.

CACTUS processes and systems are ISO 9001:2008-certified. This means that CACTUS has robust systems and follows streamlined processes that guarantee timely, high-quality services and complete customer satisfaction.

 

Accelerating global scientific development

CACTUS offers services to three key client segments worldwide: Pharma, Publishers and Authors.

We partner with organizations globally to help them prepare accurate and compelling scientific and medical information documents.

Publication Planning: Support throughout the planning process.

Training: Support in sales training - through eLearning modules, disease state slide deck and materials, objection handling materials, annotated Pl, clinical reprint training, and annotated sales aid - as well as internal training on industry topics.

Medical Information: Monitor the evolving compendia landscape and explain how listings shift by product per compendium and the impact these changes have on patient access to therapies.

Graphics & Animation: Provide successful web-based communications, 2D MOA, and cutting-edge digital animations.

Translation: Provide scientifically and linguistically accurate translations.

 
 

Leadership

Meet some of the inspired minds that have sculpted the organization.

Anurag Goel
CEO
 
Anurag Goel
CEO

Anurag Goel is the co-founder and CEO of Cactus Communications. Since 2002, he has been involved in shaping the organization from a pure-play start-up to a well-respected global communications company with offices in Japan, US, South Korea, China, and India. Today, CACTUS is also recognized for its industry-leading people practices and has been ranked among the Top 25 Best Places to Work in India for 2 consecutive years.

In the early days, Anurag adopted a hands-on role by supervising delivery teams, defining quality standards, and directly managing top performers to establish systems and promote leaders. Today, Anurag spends time on strategy, business development, and grooming of leaders to take CACTUS to the next level–while ensuring CACTUS retains its inspiring culture.

Prior to CACTUS, Anurag worked in McKinsey & Company from 1998 to 2001. Based initially in Amsterdam and then in India, Anurag completed engagements in the areas of corporate finance and strategy practice for companies in diverse industries: logistics, metals and mining, steel, telecommunications, and financial services.

Anurag received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and a BAS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania as a graduate of the prestigious Jerome Fisher Dual Degree Program in Management and Technology.

Abhishek Goel
Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer
 
Abhishek Goel
Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer

As Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer, Abhishek brings to CACTUS entrepreneurial vision; a rich, in-depth understanding of customer expectations and needs; and strong leadership and business development skills.

During his travels through Asia as an AIESEC consultant, Abhishek came across a number of people who were not entirely comfortable communicating with the English-speaking world. When he helped a Japanese professor edit a research paper, he realized that there might be many individuals and organizations that require professional assistance in editing their English documents. This proved to be the genesis of Editage.

Through the early days of CACTUS Abhishek spent considerable time traveling to universities and research institutes across Japan to understand customer needs and build relationships. He brought in initial business and partnerships. After setting up CACTUS’ first international office in Japan in 2007, he lived there for 3 years, immersing himself in Japanese business and culture and ensuring a base for CACTUS’ largest market. Abhishek moved back to the India office in early 2012 and has since been involved in global strategy and new initiatives. He currently drives the academia side of the business through his rich understanding of what the customer wants.

Prior to establishing CACTUS, Abhishek was actively involved with the Mumbai and Japan chapters of the international non-profit organization AIESEC, where he donned various hats. Abhishek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Mumbai, India.

Aneesha Jaisheel
Head, Product Management
 
Aneesha Jaisheel
Head, Product Management

In her current role, Aneesha leads cross-functional teams, helping them work collaboratively toward CACTUS’ vision of having great technology. As the Head of Product Management at CACTUS she works closely with the top leadership and key business users across departments to conceive technology driven initiatives or understand business process or people problems that can be solved through technology. She oversees deliverables for all technology projects for internal and external stakeholders.

Aneesha has an incisive understanding of business processes and services, a passion for execution, and a fresh perspective toward the organizational culture. Her core expertise includes cross functional project management, cross functional team management, and understanding of business functions, and processes and legacy systems across the organization.

Prior to CACTUS, Aneesha was part of the leadership team at AIESEC (the world’s largest youth-run not-for-profit organization) where she also managed the corporate partnership department.

Aneesha has a Postgraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Mumbai, India.

Ashutosh Ghildiyal
Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances, CACTUS
 
Ashutosh Ghildiyal
Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances, CACTUS

Ashutosh’s initial experience as a customer service manager at CACTUS helped him build a ground-level understanding of what authors expect from CACTUS’ editorial solutions. His association with CACTUS has spanned over 7+ years, during which he has handled different portfolios – from client servicing to retail and corporate business development for various markets.

In his current role as Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances, Ashutosh connects with journals, societies, and scholarly publishers involved in the dissemination of science, to help them reach out to a wider author base through the range of solutions offered by Editage, a brand of CACTUS that provides scientific communications solutions to facilitate the dissemination of science.

Ashutosh holds a BS in Business Administration from the National American University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian School of Business Management and Administration, India.

Basil D’souza
Assoc. Vice President, Customer Experience Management
 
Basil D’souza
Assoc. Vice President, Customer Experience Management

Basil leads the retail and corporate customer service teams at CACTUS and oversees the operations of CACTUS’ China and Korea offices. His specialty is his ability to work with and manage a culturally diverse team. Basil has a penchant for problem solving and adopting new ideas; he also has an in-depth understanding of academia and authors’ needs. His strong people skills and deep insights into customer psychology especially in Asian markets like Japan, China, and Korea have enabled him to lead his team to engage and manage CACTUS’s huge customer base across diverse geographies.

In addition to his current responsibilities, he drives various technologies and processes that enable CACTUS to manage its huge retail and corporate customer base while giving it an edge over competition.

He has a Master's degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Mumbai, India. He is also an accredited (Det Norske Veritas) ISO 9001: 2008 auditor with a Diploma in software development.

Clarinda Cerejo
Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights
 
Clarinda Cerejo
Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights

Having worked for over 6 years as an academic editor and trainer at CACTUS, Clarinda understands the academic pressures and challenges that researchers the world over face in trying to get published. In her current role as Editor-in-Chief of Editage Insights (a comprehensive learning and knowledge sharing portal for authors and publication professionals), Clarinda manages the operations and functioning of Editage Insights, oversees technological enhancements to the portal, and makes decisions on content submissions to maintain our high standards of content quality. Her primary aim is to gain an in-depth understanding of the academic publishing industry so that through Editage Insights, she can help authors get published by educating them about good publication practices and evolving trends.

As Senior Managing Editor, Scholarly Communications, she engages in dialogue with experts in the academic publishing industry. She has made presentations and conducted sessions at industry conferences and has also authored several publications, including award-winning posters, on various aspects of scientific publishing.

Clarinda holds a Postgraduate degree in Biotechnology and is a BELS-certified editor.

Deborah Yang
Marketing and Sales Director, CACTUS
 
Deborah Yang
Marketing and Sales Director, CACTUS

Deborah has over 7 years of experience in the academic publishing industry. Her global professional experience includes English-language teaching, project management, marketing, and business development. Deborah obtained a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. After returning to China, she joined CACTUS in 2012 and started managing the marketing side of the range of services provided by CACTUS—from academic publication support services to researcher training workshops and medical writing for pharmaceutical companies.

Having helped professional societies and academic publishers from the US, to promote their journals, databases and services in China, Deborah has a developed a deep understanding of the publishing industry, the supply-demand dynamics of research publication in China, and the publication-related challenges faced by Chinese authors. She is passionate about helping Chinese researchers maximize their chance of publication, gain international recognition as researchers, and participate actively and competitively in the global research sphere.

Donald Samulack
President, US Operations
 
Donald Samulack, PhD in medical physiology
President, US Operations

Dr. Samulack brings an insider's perspective of both the clinical and academic spheres, as well as a great deal of pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience and perspective.

With a PhD in medical physiology from McGill University (credited with the first published primate skin and hand transplants) and several postdoctoral years of research in the US and Canada, he left the academic environment to work in the pharmaceutical service sector, conducting market research, delivering strategic communications, and designing physician affinity programs for many of Canada's leading pharmaceutical companies.

Prior to joining Cactus Communications, Dr. Samulack was Director of the Department of Scientific Editing at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, where he acquired an in-depth understanding of clinical processes, regulatory issues, the documentation and publication of clinical trials, as well as an understanding of a vast range of scientific writing, editing, and publication processes.

As President of the US Operations for Cactus Communications, Dr. Samulack is actively involved in supporting the medical writing and scientific editing needs of the pharmaceutical and academic communities, managing workflow across global time zones, and raising the level of awareness and professionalism of the medical writing community, worldwide.  As such, he understands the logistics of global outsourcing of medical writing and scientific editing services, and is a major player in shaping perceptions, developing the model, and delivering quality.

Elvira D’souza
Senior Vice President, Medical Operations
 
Elvira D’souza, MBA, CMPP
Senior Vice President, Medical Operations

Elvira D’souza has 12 years of experience in the medical communications industry, 8 of which have been at CACTUS - first as managing editor of the medicine and life sciences team and then as manager of the medical communications team. During her tenure at CACTUS, Elvira has gained expertise in interacting with individual authors/researchers from all over the globe, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Her other responsibilities include assisting pharmaceutical/device companies globally on multiple types of projects including manuscript writing and editing, publication support, regulatory writing, and marketing support documentation across a range of therapeutic areas.

Over the last 5 years, Elvira has been involved with various industry organizations (ISMPP, AMWA, DIA). She helped conduct the first BELS examination in India and has also proctored subsequent BELS examinations in India. She has helped develop the Medical Writer Competency Model developed along with other core team members of the Drug Information Association Medical Writing Special Interest Area Community. This model was developed by a team of experts from around the world who employ medical writers. Overall, the model looked at the knowledge, skills, and behavior that are intrinsic to the success of a medical writer, and then, in particular, What different categories of jobs in medical writing would demand. The model can be used by an individual to assess his or her abilities to enter the field, and also by employers to judge the suitability of applicants for a job they need to fill. It can also be used to train present employees for transitions to other jobs within the organization.

Elvira has a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from the University of Mumbai and a master’s in business administration from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, India. She also has an ELS certification from the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences and is a certified medical publication professional (CMPP).

Hosie Bhathena
Therapeutic Team Lead
 
Hosie Bhathena, MBBS, CMPP
Therapeutic Team Lead

Dr. Bhathena brings an in-depth knowledge of both clinical research and medicine, having gained experience as a clinician before branching out into a more in-depth study of clinical trials. After completing his primary medical education and residency at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania, he worked as a general physician in clinical settings in Europe and India.

Being keenly interested in clinical trials and the various facets of drug development, he gained a master’s degree in Clinical Research from Cranfield University, UK. He also holds a Diploma in Clinical Research Management from the Institute of Clinical Research, India.

As the TA team lead at CACTUS, Dr. Bhathena reviews scientific content for writers and ensures accuracy of data from a clinical perspective. While primarily involved in developing content and ensuring quality, he is also actively involved in developing customized publication plans that match individual client needs. He has been the lead medical writer for abstracts, posters, primary manuscripts, and review articles in a vast array of therapeutic areas, including Ophthalmology, Pain Medicine and Neurology, Cardiovascular Disease, Nephrology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Jinwon K
Sales and Marketing Manager, Academia, CACTUS
 
Jinwon K
Sales and Marketing Manager, Academia, CACTUS

Jinwon has 9 years of experience in sales management in the manufacturing and academic industries. He specializes in connecting with customers to set up new business ventures and establish successful corporate alliances.

Jinwon has been working in the academic publishing industry for the last 5 years and has gained extensive sales and marketing experience with universities, societies, and academic associations. Prior to joining CACTUS, he was a Product Sales Manager with Elsevier Korea.

In his current role as Sales and Marketing Manager at CACTUS, Jinwon liaises with representatives of academic societies and research centers to increase CACTUS’ potential customer base and forge long-term alliances. He also drives partnerships and public relations activities with influential academic groups and associations in Korea.

Karthik Balakrishnan
Assoc. Vice President, Finance and Accounts
 
Karthik Balakrishnan
Assoc. Vice President, Finance and Accounts

Karthik has a sound understanding of treasury and financial management, business accounting principles, and statutory and legal regulations. As Associate Vice President, Finance and Accounts, at CACTUS, Karthik is responsible for ensuring adequate cash flow, managing organizational fiscal reporting activities, guiding financial decision-making across the organization, and supporting CACTUS offices and leaders worldwide in achieving business goals. His expertise lies in streamlining processes in the finance function, MIS activity to enable decisions around revenue and cost, mitigating statutory and legal risk through risk management, and efficiently managing treasury operations. He has a strong execution focus, the ability to work effectively across teams and functions, and a holistic understanding of financial health and growth.

Karthik is a certified Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and Company Secretary (ICSI).

Kim Pepitone
Scientific Director
 
Kim Pepitone
Scientific Director

Kim Pepitone is the Scientific Director at Cactus Communications. In this position, Kim is responsible for providing scientific direction and oversight for medical publications and communications projects. Kim also provides professional training for CACTUS staff worldwide to ensure currency with all professional standards and guidelines regarding medical publication practices.

Prior to joining CACTUS, Kim was Senior Director, Knowledge Management, at the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). During her 5-year tenure at ISMPP, Kim was responsible for professional education program content provided by ISMPP to its membership. Kim was also integrally involved in the development and launch of the Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) program, and was among the first to be awarded the professional certification.

Kim started her career in human obesity research at Rockefeller University. She quickly realized that she preferred medical communications, and moved into medical writing and editing. Early in her career, Kim held the position of managing editor of the journal Cardiovascular Medicine. Her additional experience has spanned more than 20 years in medical communications and publication agencies, where she has held senior-level positions in firms such as Excerpta Medica, ProHealth (medical education division of Draftfcb Healthcare), and Access Communications (managed markets focused). During her time at ISMPP, she continued to work as a freelance scientific director and writer.

Makoto Yuasa
Representative Director, CACTUS
 
Makoto Yuasa
Representative Director, CACTUS

Having lived in Japan, India, and the UK, Makoto has first-hand knowledge of cross-cultural business differences as well as a real understanding of client needs. Working at the CACTUS head office in India from 2003 to 2005, Makoto played an important role in introducing online marketing and promoting CACTUS’ editorial services among researchers in Japan.

After rejoining CACTUS in 2007 as part of its Japan subsidiary, he has taken over management of the Japan office as well as business development for the publication support, education, transcription, translation, and design services.

In 2013, he also took up the role of Vice President of the ScienceTalks executive committee. ScienceTalks is CACTUS’ initiative to build an interactive platform that will enable authors and researchers to informally connect and exchange ideas with each other on a real-time basis.

Makoto holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Nihon University, Japan.

Namita Bose
Therapeutic Team Lead
 
Namita Bose, DDS
Therapeutic Team Lead

Dr. Bose has a PhD in biomedical sciences (Oral Biology) from the US. Her doctoral research was focused on the biomechanics of orthodontic tooth movement, specifically viscoelastic behavior, creep, and fractal analysis at the periodontal ligament-bone interface after load application with orthodontic springs. In addition to holding a full-time position at Cactus, Dr. Bose has been a practicing dentist for more than 5 years.

Dr. Bose’s writing experience includes manuscripts, review articles, pediatric investigation plans, abstracts, and posters in Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, and Cardiology. She has also been actively involved in the development of technical notes concerning finite element analysis and clinical evaluation reports for orthopedic devices such as external fixators, implants, and screws.

As the TA team lead at Cactus, Dr. Bose conducts detailed checks on the technical content prepared by writers and evaluates and ensures accuracy of data from a scientific perspective.

Nikesh Gosalia
Senior Vice President, Author Services
 
Nikesh Gosalia
Senior Vice President, Author Services

Nikesh joined CACTUS as a Senior Manager, heading the in-house editing team. Gradually, he started managing both the in-house and the freelancing teams across all business verticals on the Academia side of CACTUS’ business. Currently, Nikesh manages all the verticals under CACTUS’ Academia business.

His proven competence lies in turning around operations and scaling them up into sustainable and profitable businesses. He is adept at influencing and implementing key initiatives linked to cost optimization, improvement in repeat business, and productivity and efficiency enhancement by applying LEAN and Kaizen principles, in order to pursue his passion of inspiring and influencing large teams to achieve operational excellence.

Before joining CACTUS, Nikesh worked in the financial industry for 6 years, managing large teams responsible for reducing delinquencies for premier clients like Washington Mutual Bank and Capital One. Nikesh has a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from Mumbai University followed by Diploma in Business Management from NMIMS (Mumbai).

Nishchay Shah
Vice President, Engineering
 
Nishchay Shah
Vice President, Engineering

After working for a decade in the United States, Nishchay moved to CACTUS where he now applies his experience in working with cloud computing, SAAS applications, infrastructure design, agile project management, and lean startup methodologies. He manages the Software Development, Infrastructure, and Quality Assurance team and is responsible for the overall technological direction of CACTUS. 

Nishchay has a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and his key focus areas are Computer Networks and Database Systems.

Roohi Ghosh, ELS
Senior Manager, Global Training
 
Roohi Ghosh, ELS
Senior Manager, Global Training

Roohi Ghosh has over 9 years of experience in the scientific communications industry. She manages the researcher training initiatives at CACTUS. She is a BELS-certified editor and has mentored many editors and helped them deal with critical language and stylistic concerns. She has also proctored the BELS examination in India and has authored a course on ‘Editing references in manuscripts’.

In her current role, Roohi has coordinated over 260 workshops and webinars in Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Turkey. She has also conducted workshops in India and Japan.

Roohi has developed a keen sense of the differences in learning style across audiences and has co-authored a poster on ‘Author Education across cultural boundaries’. This paper was presented at the EASE Conference, 2014, and the ISMTE North American Conference, 2014.

Roohi has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Pune and a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from Symbiosis University, Pune.

Sandeep Kamat
Associate Vice President, Medical Affairs
 
Sandeep Kamat, MBBS, CMPP
Associate Vice President, Medical Affairs

Sandeep is a medical doctor by training and has over 8 years of experience in medical writing and editing. As the Associate Vice President, Medical Affairs, at CACTUS, Sandeep is involved in recruitment, on-boarding training, mentoring and on-going training, and quality control. In addition to designing and implementing the stringent selection process at CACTUS, he has developed an intensive training program to help medical and life science post-graduates transition from a clinical or lab environment into a career in medical writing.

Sandeep conducts regular training sessions for the team to help them improve their skill sets and successfully handle complex projects. He has also developed an objective feedback system in which writers receive score cards on writing projects, which helps monitor quality, identify training needs, and guide career progression.

Sandeep has been a part of the publications team in a global top 10 Pharma company. He has both publications and regulatory writing experience and has worked in several therapeutic areas, including Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Immunology, Hematology, and Hypertension. Sandeep is a member of ISMPP and has been on a panel reviewing the CMPP examination questions.

Shriram Poonja
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing
 
Shriram Poonja
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing

Shriram has nearly two decades of experience in marketing to Asian markets, including posts in Shanghai. In his current role, Shriram oversees the entire marketing and online strategy for CACTUS. He is responsible for creating and executing marketing strategies that will generate effective positioning, increased awareness, category leadership, and revenue opportunities in our target segments (currently Science/Health Care)

Prior to joining CACTUS, he worked for CMM level 5 companies like Orange, JSW and Rediff.com. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, and has acquired diploma on design and technology from NIIT institute Mumbai.

Tanya Mendes
Senior Managing Editor, Journals and Publishers, CACTUS
 
Tanya Mendes
Senior Managing Editor, Journals and Publishers, CACTUS

Tanya’s experience as an academic editor at Editage (a brand of CACTUS that provides scientific communications solutions to facilitate the dissemination of science) helped her gain a first-hand understanding of the publication challenges faced by authors from the medical and life sciences. After assuming the position of Managing Editor, she oversaw the editorial output of a large team of editors. She also has extensive experience devising systemic changes to improve workflow processes and efficiency.

Tanya is currently involved in driving the conversion of and business from journals and publishers by understanding their unique requirements and creating customized workflow plans for the entire production process.

Following a BSc in Microbiology and Biochemistry, Tanya went on to acquire an MSc in Applied Bimolecular Technology from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Yashmi Pujara
Principal, Organization Development
 
Yashmi Pujara
Principal, Organization Development

Yashmi has around two decades of expertise in marketing and HR leadership across the publishing and IT industries (including The Times Group). She has considerable experience in and understanding of both the people and client sides of businesses. In her current role at CACTUS, Yashmi is responsible for establishing best-in-class programs and practices in the areas of recruitment, performance management, engagement, compensation, benefits, reward, recognition, training and development.

Yashmi joined the HR division at CACTUS in 2005, when it was still relatively small, with a team of 50+. During the first 7 years of her tenure, she was responsible for establishing HR programs and practices for hiring, performance management, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, rewards and recognition, motivation and retention.

She conceptualized 'We value' program which has helped Cactizens understand, imbibe, and practice the 6 core values of CACTUS. She has helped Cactus build its own competency model and blended learning, which are used to enhance business and management acumen of leaders at all levels.

Yashmi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.

Anurag Goel
CEO
 
Anurag Goel
CEO

Anurag Goel is the co-founder and CEO of Cactus Communications. Since 2002, he has been involved in shaping the organization from a pure-play start-up to a well-respected global communications company with offices in Japan, US, South Korea, China, and India. Today, CACTUS is also recognized for its industry-leading people practices and has been ranked among the Top 25 Best Places to Work in India for 2 consecutive years.

In the early days, Anurag adopted a hands-on role by supervising delivery teams, defining quality standards, and directly managing top performers to establish systems and promote leaders. Today, Anurag spends time on strategy, business development, and grooming of leaders to take CACTUS to the next level–while ensuring CACTUS retains its inspiring culture.

Prior to CACTUS, Anurag worked in McKinsey & Company from 1998 to 2001. Based initially in Amsterdam and then in India, Anurag completed engagements in the areas of corporate finance and strategy practice for companies in diverse industries: logistics, metals and mining, steel, telecommunications, and financial services.

Anurag received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and a BAS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania as a graduate of the prestigious Jerome Fisher Dual Degree Program in Management and Technology.

Abhishek Goel
Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer
 
Abhishek Goel
Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer

As Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer, Abhishek brings to CACTUS entrepreneurial vision; a rich, in-depth understanding of customer expectations and needs; and strong leadership and business development skills.

During his travels through Asia as an AIESEC consultant, Abhishek came across a number of people who were not entirely comfortable communicating with the English-speaking world. When he helped a Japanese professor edit a research paper, he realized that there might be many individuals and organizations that require professional assistance in editing their English documents. This proved to be the genesis of Editage.

Through the early days of CACTUS Abhishek spent considerable time traveling to universities and research institutes across Japan to understand customer needs and build relationships. He brought in initial business, partnerships and after setting up the Japan office in 2007 lived there for 3 years immersing himself in Japanese business and culture and ensuring a base for the largest market of CACTUS and the first international office. Abhishek moved back to the India office in early 2012 and has since been involved in global strategy, new initiatives and currently drives the academia side of the business through a rich understanding of what the customer wants.

Prior to establishing CACTUS, Abhishek was actively involved with the Mumbai and Japan chapters of the international non-profit organization AIESEC, where he donned various hats. Abhishek holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Bombay, India.

Aneesha Jaisheel
Head, Product Management
 
Aneesha Jaisheel
Head, Product Management

In her current role, Aneesha leads cross-functional teams, helping them work collaboratively toward a common goal of great technology. As the Head of Product Management at CACTUS she works closely with top leadership and key business users across departments to conceive technology driven initiatives or understand business process or people problems that are solved through technology. She oversees deliverables for all technology projects for internal and external stakeholders.

Aneesha has an incisive understanding of business processes and services, a passion for execution and a fresh perspective to the organizational culture. Her core expertise include cross functional project management, cross functional team management, and understanding of business functions, processes & legacy systems across the organization.

Prior to CACTUS, Aneesha was part of the leadership team at AIESEC (largest youth-run not-for-profit organization in the world) where she also managed the corporate partnership department.

Aneesha has a post-graduate degree in English Literature from the University of Mumbai, India.

Ashutosh Ghildiyal
Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances, CACTUS
 
Ashutosh Ghildiyal
Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances, CACTUS

Ashutosh’s initial experience as a customer service manager at CACTUS helped him build a ground-level understanding of what authors expect from CACTUS’ editorial solutions. His association with CACTUS has spanned over 7+ years, during which he has handled different portfolios – from client servicing to retail and corporate business development for various markets.

In his current role as Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances, Ashutosh connects with journals, societies, and scholarly publishers involved in the dissemination of science, to help them reach out to a wider author base through the range of solutions offered by Editage, a brand of CACTUS that provides scientific communications solutions to facilitate the dissemination of science.

Ashutosh holds a BS in Business Administration from the National American University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian School of Business Management and Administration, India.

Basil D’souza
Assoc. Vice President, Customer Experience Management
 
Basil D’souza
Assoc. Vice President, Customer Experience Management

Basil leads the retail and corporate customer service teams at CACTUS and oversees the operations of CACTUS’s China and Korea offices. His specialty is his ability to work with and manage a culturally diverse team. Basil has a penchant for problem solving and everything new; he also has an in-depth understanding of academia and authors’ needs. His strong people skills and deep insights on customer psychology especially in Asian markets like Japan, China, and Korea have enabled him to lead his team to engage and manage CACTUS’s huge customer base across diverse geographies.

He has a Master's degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Mumbai, India. He is also an accredited (Det Norske Veritas) ISO 9001: 2008 auditor with a Diploma in software development.

In addition to his current responsibilities, he drives various technologies and processes that enable CACTUS to manage its huge retail and corporate customer base while giving it an edge over competition.

Clarinda Cerejo
Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights
 
Clarinda Cerejo
Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights

Having worked for over 6 years as an academic editor and trainer at CACTUS, Clarinda understands the academic pressures and challenges that researchers the world over face in trying to get published. In her current role as Editor-in-Chief of Editage Insights (a comprehensive learning and knowledge sharing portal for authors and publication professionals), Clarinda manages the operations and functioning of Editage Insights, oversees technological enhancements to the portal, and makes decisions on content submissions to maintain our high standards of content quality. Her primary aim is to gain an in-depth understanding of the academic publishing industry so that through Editage Insights, she can help authors get published by educating them about good publication practices and evolving trends.

As Senior Managing Editor, Scholarly Communications, she engages in dialogue with experts in the academic publishing industry. She has made presentations and conducted sessions at industry conferences and has also authored several publications, including award-winning posters, on various aspects of scientific publishing.

Clarinda holds a postgraduate degree in Biotechnology and is a BELS-certified editor.

Deborah Yang
Marketing and Sales Director, CACTUS
 
Deborah Yang
Marketing and Sales Director, CACTUS

Deborah has over 7 years of experience in the academic publishing industry. Her global professional experience includes English-language teaching, project management, marketing, and business development. Deborah obtained a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. After returning to China, she joined CACTUS in 2012 and started managing the marketing side of the range of services provided by CACTUS—from academic publication support services to researcher training workshops and medical writing for pharmaceutical companies.

Having helped professional societies and academic publishers from the US, to promote their journals, databases and services in China, Deborah has a developed a deep understanding of the publishing industry, the supply-demand dynamics of research publication in China, and the publication-related challenges faced by Chinese authors. She is passionate about helping Chinese researchers maximize their chance of publication, gain international recognition as researchers, and participate actively and competitively in the global research sphere.

Donald Samulack
President, US Operations
 
Donald Samulack, PhD in medical physiology
President, US Operations

Dr. Samulack brings an insider's perspective of both the clinical and academic spheres, as well as a great deal of pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience and perspective.

With a PhD in medical physiology from McGill University (credited with the first published primate skin and hand transplants) and several postdoctoral years of research in the US and Canada, he left the academic environment to work in the pharmaceutical service sector, conducting market research, delivering strategic communications, and designing physician affinity programs for many of Canada's leading pharmaceutical companies.

Prior to joining Cactus Communications, Dr. Samulack was Director of the Department of Scientific Editing at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, where he acquired an in-depth understanding of clinical processes, regulatory issues, the documentation and publication of clinical trials, as well as an understanding of a vast range of scientific writing, editing, and publication processes.

As President of the US Operations for Cactus Communications, Dr. Samulack is actively involved in supporting the medical writing and scientific editing needs of the pharmaceutical and academic communities, managing workflow across global time zones, and raising the level of awareness and professionalism of the medical writing community, worldwide.  As such, he understands the logistics of global outsourcing of medical writing and scientific editing services, and is a major player in shaping perceptions, developing the model, and delivering quality.

Elvira D’souza
Senior Vice President, Medical Operations
 
Elvira D’souza, MBA, CMPP
Senior Vice President, Medical Operations

Elvira D’souza has 12 years of experience in the medical communications industry, 8 of which have been at CACTUS - first as managing editor of the medicine and life sciences team and then as manager of the medical communications team. During her tenure at CACTUS, Elvira has gained expertise in interacting with individual authors/researchers from all over the globe, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Her other responsibilities include assisting pharmaceutical/device companies globally on multiple types of projects including manuscript writing and editing, publication support, regulatory writing, and marketing support documentation across a range of therapeutic areas.

Over the last 5 years, Elvira has been involved with various industry organizations (ISMPP, AMWA, DIA). She helped conduct the first BELS examination in India and has also proctored subsequent BELS examinations in India. She has helped develop the Medical Writer Competency Model developed along with other core team members of the Drug Information Association Medical Writing Special Interest Area Community. This model was developed by a team of experts from around the world who employ medical writers. Overall, the model looked at the knowledge, skills, and behavior that are intrinsic to the success of a medical writer, and then, in particular, What different categories of jobs in medical writing would demand. The model can be used by an individual to assess his or her abilities to enter the field, and also by employers to judge the suitability of applicants for a job they need to fill. It can also be used to train present employees for transitions to other jobs within the organization.

Elvira has a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from the University of Mumbai and a master’s in business administration from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, India. She also has an ELS certification from the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences and is a certified medical publication professional (CMPP).

Hosie Bhathena
Therapeutic Team Lead
 
Hosie Bhathena, MBBS, CMPP
Therapeutic Team Lead

Dr. Bhathena brings an in-depth knowledge of both clinical research and medicine, having gained experience as a clinician before branching out into a more in-depth study of clinical trials. After completing his primary medical education and residency at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania, he worked as a general physician in clinical settings in Europe and India.

Being keenly interested in clinical trials and the various facets of drug development, he gained a master’s degree in Clinical Research from Cranfield University, UK. He also holds a Diploma in Clinical Research Management from the Institute of Clinical Research, India.

As the TA team lead at CACTUS, Dr. Bhathena reviews scientific content for writers and ensures accuracy of data from a clinical perspective. While primarily involved in developing content and ensuring quality, he is also actively involved in developing customized publication plans that match individual client needs. He has been the lead medical writer for abstracts, posters, primary manuscripts, and review articles in a vast array of therapeutic areas, including Ophthalmology, Pain Medicine and Neurology, Cardiovascular Disease, Nephrology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Jinwon K
Sales and Marketing Manager, Academia, CACTUS
 
Jinwon K
Sales and Marketing Manager, Academia, CACTUS

Jinwon has 9 years of experience in sales management in the manufacturing and academic industries. He specializes in connecting with customers to set up new business ventures and establish successful corporate alliances.

Jinwon has been working in the academic publishing industry for the last 5 years and has gained extensive sales and marketing experience with universities, societies, and academic associations. Prior to joining CACTUS, he was a Product Sales Manager with Elsevier Korea.

In his current role as Sales and Marketing Manager at CACTUS, Jinwon liaises with representatives of academic societies and research centers to increase CACTUS’ potential customer base and forge long-term alliances. He also drives partnerships and public relations activities with influential academic groups and associations in Korea.

Karthik Balakrishnan
Assoc. Vice President, Finance and Accounts
 
Karthik Balakrishnan
Assoc. Vice President, Finance and Accounts

Karthik has a sound understanding of treasury and financial management, business accounting principles, and statutory and legal regulations. As Associate Vice President, Finance and Accounts, at CACTUS, Karthik is responsible for ensuring adequate cash flow, managing organizational fiscal reporting activities, guiding financial decision-making across the organization, and supporting CACTUS offices and leaders worldwide in achieving business goals. His expertise lies in streamlining processes in the finance function, MIS activity to enable decisions around revenue and cost, mitigating statutory and legal risk through risk management, and efficiently managing treasury operations. He has a strong execution focus, the ability to work effectively across teams and functions, and a holistic understanding of financial health and growth.

Karthik is a certified Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and Company Secretary (ICSI).

Kim Pepitone
Scientific Director
 
Kim Pepitone
Scientific Director

Kim Pepitone is the Scientific Director at Cactus Communications. In this position, Kim is responsible for providing scientific direction and oversight for medical publications and communications projects. Kim also provides professional training for CACTUS staff worldwide to ensure currency with all professional standards and guidelines regarding medical publication practices.

Prior to joining CACTUS, Kim was Senior Director, Knowledge Management, at the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). During her 5-year tenure at ISMPP, Kim was responsible for professional education program content provided by ISMPP to its membership. Kim was also integrally involved in the development and launch of the Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) program, and was among the first to be awarded the professional certification.

Kim started her career in human obesity research at Rockefeller University. She quickly realized that she preferred medical communications, and moved into medical writing and editing. Early in her career, Kim held the position of managing editor of the journal Cardiovascular Medicine. Her additional experience has spanned more than 20 years in medical communications and publication agencies, where she has held senior-level positions in firms such as Excerpta Medica, ProHealth (medical education division of Draftfcb Healthcare), and Access Communications (managed markets focused). During her time at ISMPP, she continued to work as a freelance scientific director and writer.

Makoto Yuasa
Representative Director, CACTUS
 
Makoto Yuasa
Representative Director, CACTUS

Having lived in Japan, India, and the UK, Makoto has first-hand knowledge of cross-cultural business differences as well as a real understanding of client needs. Working at the CACTUS head office in India from 2003 to 2005, Makoto played an important role in introducing online marketing and promoting CACTUS’ editorial services among researchers in Japan.

After rejoining CACTUS in 2007 as part of its Japan subsidiary, he has taken over management of the Japan office as well as business development for the publication support, education, transcription, translation, and design services.

In 2013, he also took up the role of Vice President of the ScienceTalks executive committee. ScienceTalks is CACTUS’ initiative to build an interactive platform that will enable authors and researchers to informally connect and exchange ideas with each other on a real-time basis.

Makoto holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Nihon University, Japan.

Namita Bose
Therapeutic Team Lead
 
Namita Bose, DDS
Therapeutic Team Lead

Dr. Bose has a PhD in biomedical sciences (Oral Biology) from the US. Her doctoral research was focused on the biomechanics of orthodontic tooth movement, specifically viscoelastic behavior, creep, and fractal analysis at the periodontal ligament-bone interface after load application with orthodontic springs. In addition to holding a full-time position at Cactus, Dr. Bose has been a practicing dentist for more than 5 years.

Dr. Bose’s writing experience includes manuscripts, review articles, pediatric investigation plans, abstracts, and posters in Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, and Cardiology. She has also been actively involved in the development of technical notes concerning finite element analysis and clinical evaluation reports for orthopedic devices such as external fixators, implants, and screws.

As the TA team lead at Cactus, Dr. Bose conducts detailed checks on the technical content prepared by writers and evaluates and ensures accuracy of data from a scientific perspective.

Nikesh Gosalia
Senior Vice President, Author Services
 
Nikesh Gosalia
Senior Vice President, Author Services

Nikesh joined CACTUS as a Senior Manager, heading the in-house editing team. Gradually, he started managing both the in-house and the freelancing teams across all business verticals on the Academia side of CACTUS’ business. Currently, Nikesh manages all the verticals under CACTUS’ Academia business.

His proven competence lies in turning around operations and scaling them up into sustainable and profitable businesses. He is adept at influencing and implementing key initiatives linked to cost optimization, improvement in repeat business, productivity and efficiency enhancement by applying LEAN and Kaizen principles, to pursue his passion of inspiring and influencing large teams to achieve operational excellence.

Before joining CACTUS, Nikesh I worked in the financial industry for 6 years, managing large teams responsible for reducing delinquencies for premier clients like Washington Mutual Bank and Capital One. Nikesh has a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from Mumbai University followed by Diploma in Business management from NMIMS (Mumbai).

Nishchay Shah
Vice President, Engineering
 
Nishchay Shah
Vice President, Engineering

Nishchay has a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and his key focus areas are Computer Networks and Database Systems. After working for a decade in the United States, Nishchay moved to CACTUS where he now applies his experience in working with cloud computing, SAAS applications, infrastructure design, agile project management, and lean startup methodologies.

While in the US, Nishchay gained a wealth of experience across various domains like software architecture, information security and big data analysis. He led large teams that worked on various new and cutting edge technologies.

Roohi Ghosh, ELS
Senior Manager, Global Training
 
Roohi Ghosh, ELS
Senior Manager, Global Training

Roohi Ghosh has over 9 years of experience in the scientific communications industry. She manages the researcher training initiatives at CACTUS. She is a BELS-certified editor and has mentored many editors and helped them deal with critical language and stylistic concerns. She has also proctored the BELS examination in India and has authored a course on ‘Editing references in manuscripts.’

In her current role, Roohi has coordinated over 260+ workshops and webinars across Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Turkey. She has conducted workshops in India and Japan and webinars for researchers worldwide.

She has developed a keen sense of the differences in learning style across audiences and has co-authored a poster on Author Education across cultural boundaries. This paper was presented at the EASE Conference, 2014 and the ISMTE North American Conference, 2014.

Roohi has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Pune and a master’s degree in Mass Communication from Symbiosis University, Pune.

Sandeep Kamat
Associate Vice President, Medical Affairs
 
Sandeep Kamat, MBBS, CMPP
Associate Vice President, Medical Affairs

Sandeep is a medical doctor by training and has over 8 years of experience in medical writing and editing. As the Associate Vice President, Medical Affairs, at CACTUS, Sandeep is involved in recruitment, on-boarding training, mentoring and on-going training, and quality control. In addition to designing and implementing the stringent selection process at CACTUS, he has developed an intensive training program to help medical and life science post-graduates transition from a clinical or lab environment into a career in medical writing.

Sandeep conducts regular training sessions for the team to help them improve their skill sets and successfully handle complex projects. He has also developed an objective feedback system in which writers receive score cards on writing projects, which helps monitor quality, identify training needs, and guide career progression.

Sandeep has been a part of the publications team in a global top 10 Pharma company. He has both publications and regulatory writing experience and has worked in several therapeutic areas, including Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Immunology, Hematology, and Hypertension. Sandeep is a member of ISMPP and has been on a panel reviewing the CMPP examination questions.

Shriram Poonja
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing
 
Shriram Poonja
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing

Shriram has nearly two decades of experience in marketing to Asian markets, including posts in Shanghai. In his current role, Shriram oversees the whole of marketing and online strategy for CACTUS. He is responsible for creating and executing marketing strategies that will generate effective positioning, increased awareness, category leadership, and revenue opportunities in our target segments (currently Science/Healthcare)

Prior to joining CACTUS, he has worked for CMM level 5 companies like Orange, JSW and Rediff.com. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, and has a diploma in design and technology from NIIT, Mumbai.

Tanya Mendes
Senior Managing Editor, Journals and Publishers, CACTUS
 
Tanya Mendes
Senior Managing Editor, Journals and Publishers, CACTUS

Tanya’s experience as an academic editor at Editage (a brand of CACTUS that provides scientific communications solutions to facilitate the dissemination of science) helped her gain a first-hand understanding of the publication challenges faced by authors from the medical and life sciences. After assuming the position of Managing Editor, she oversaw the editorial output of a large team of editors. She also has extensive experience devising systemic changes to improve workflow processes and efficiency.

Tanya is currently involved in driving the conversion of and business from journals and publishers by understanding their unique requirements and creating customized workflow plans for the entire production process.

Following a BSc in Microbiology and Biochemistry, Tanya went on to acquire an MSc in Applied Bimolecular Technology from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Yashmi Pujara
Principal, Organization Development
 
Yashmi Pujara
Principal, Organization Development

Yashmi has around two decades of expertise in marketing and HR leadership across the publishing and IT industries (including The Times Group). She has considerable experience in, and understanding of both, the people and client sides of businesses. In her current role at CACTUS, Yashmi is responsible for establishing best-in-class programs and practices in the areas of recruitment, performance management, engagement, compensation, benefits, reward, recognition, training and development.

Yashmi joined the HR division at CACTUS in 2005, when it was still relatively small, with a team of 50+. She conceptualized 'We value' program which has helped Cactizens understand, imbibe, and practice the 6 core values of CACTUS. She has helped CACTUS build its own competency model and blended learning, which are used to enhance business and management acumen of leaders at all levels.

Yashmi holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai.

 

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Editage Partners with CLP to offer Pre-submission Editing Services

May 2015

May 28, 2015 (Shanghai, China) - Editage, a leader in English-language editing and publication support services, and Chinese Laser Press (CLP), the most influential optics journal publishing organization in China, have announced the start of a partnership that will provide discounted English-language editing services to authors submitting to the CLP portfolio of journals.

Speaking of the partnership, Yang Lei, General Manager at CLP, said, “It is a great thing to collaborate with Editage and do some things for Chinese authors. Editage and Chinese Laser Press are both companies with high reputation, and I believe our collaboration will provide Chinese authors higher quality service.”

This partnership allows authors submitting to any journal published by CLP to benefit from high-quality language editing by subject experts in optics. Through the co-branded site, Editage will offer discounted manuscript-editing services to CLP authors to ensure the correct use of English, enabling authors to craft well-written manuscripts for submission to the CLP journal of their choice. This will be of particular use to those for whom English is not a first language.

Ashutosh Ghildiyal, Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances at Editage, commented, “Editage, as a global author Services Company is committed to help Chinese authors prepare a well-written manuscript. We are proud to be associated with Chinese Laser Press, and through this partnership we aim to help them get closer to their authors through our suite of high quality editorial and educational services.”

 

About Chinese Laser Press (CLP)

Chinese Laser Press (CLP) was established in 2009 with the key business objective of publishing academic journals and hosting conferences on optics and photonics. As the most influential optics journal publishing organization in China, CLP currently runs 6 academic journals. CLP and the Optical Society (OSA) established a partnership for the distribution of Chinese Optics Letters (SCIE indexed) in 2005, and are jointly publishing the open access journal Photonics Research (SCIE indexed). In collaboration with Cambridge University Press, CLP has been publishing the open access journal High Power Laser Science and Engineering since 2013. Apart from these three English journals, the three Chinese journals published by CLP—Acta Optica Sinica, Chinese Journal of Lasers, and Laser & Optoelectronics Progress—also enjoy high reputation and impact in the Chinese optics community.

Visit http://www.opticsjournal.net/Columns/CLP.html

 

About Cactus Communications (www.editage.com | www.cactusglobal.com)

Cactus Communications (CACTUS) is a leading global scientific communications company with offices in the U.S., Japan, India, South Korea, and China. Editage is the flagship brand of CACTUS, recognized worldwide in publishing and academic communities. As a pioneer in everything we do, our goal at Editage is to help scholars break through the confines of geography and language, to bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and to accelerate the process of publishing high-quality research. To this end, we partner with publishers, journals, academic societies, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide and leverage the expertise of our 1,400+ professionals to create compelling, high-quality scientific communications. All of these elements, together, have supported the growth of CACTUS to become a strong and stable industry leader. Editage – helping you get closer to your authors and helping authors get published.

Visit www.editage.com and follow @Editage on Twitter.

 

Social Responsibility

At CACTUS, we strongly believe in giving back to society and empowering Cactizens by increasing their sense of social responsibility. We also believe in our ability to touch lives beyond our work. Our annual social outreach programs help us give back to society and try to make a difference to the lives of the underprivileged.

Through these activities we aim to promote social bonding among Cactizens and our community at large as well as engage Cactizens in activities beyond the desk. Our efforts have also helped us increase the sense of happiness among Cactizens as well as the groups we associate with. To know more about our policy on corporate social responsibility, click here.

We have also partnered with organizations that help us live out our commitment.

ASHADEEP ASSOCIATION

About Ashadeep

Founded in 1976, Ashadeep Association is a charitable organization that works towards enhancing the lives of the deprived and needy single-parent children, orphans, widows and the physically impaired. Their activities are channelized through 7 daycare centers located across the western suburbs of Mumbai.

CACTUS and Ashadeep

Addition to organizing a memorable visit to one of their centers on Children’s Day, CACTUS provided Ashadeep with financial aid to build a computer center to aid the children’s learning.

We invited the kids from Ashadeep to visit our office. They were thrilled at the opportunity to see what an office looks like, how it functions. Cactizens were excited to spend some quality time with the kids during a fun-filled Origami session on the terrace, which resulted in some marvelous paper creations - butterflies, candy holders, popsicle sticks, and more cool stuff! 

 

SEWA INTERNATIONAL

About Sewa International

Sewa International provides disaster relief and rehabilitation, supports development projects, promotes local, environmental, and community causes, and promotes volunteering for its efforts on a global scale.

CACTUS and Sewa

CACTUS has helped Sewa International set up computer centres in Uttarakhand, which will enable the children of the afflicted families to upgrade their skills and secure better jobs. 

 

THE HELLEN KELLER INSTITUTE

About the Hellen Keller Institute

The Hellen Keller Institute provides education to deaf and blind children. It is now recognized nationally and internationally and is aided by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, New Delhi and Women, Child and Handicapped Development Office, Maharashtra.

CACTUS and Hellen Keller Institute

This is one of our longest associations with a NGO. We have been helping Helen Keller (Mahape), maintain their sensory garden since 2012. These specially-abled kids at the Hellen Keller Institute cannot use their sight and hence experience the garden through touch and smell.

Cactizens spent Christmas at the Helen Keller institute. One of the Cactizens dressed up as Santa for the kids, some of whom had never seen Santa before. Cactizens danced, served food, and distributed gifts to the kids. Amidst the smiles, fun, and dancing, we all forgot that we had to return to work!

 

CUDDLES FOUNDATION

About Cuddles Foundation

Cuddles, a one-of-its-kind NGO in India, focusses on providing nutrition to cancer afflicted children. Lack of proper nutrition could lead children suffering from cancer to reject treatment. Cuddles takes care of the monthly nutritional needs of more than 350 children across various hospitals in the state of Maharashtra.

CACTUS and Cuddles Foundation

We believe that the efforts of Cuddles Foundation are truly noble and that by providing healthy nutrition to children, the NGO is making a difference to society. This was the primary reason we chose to associate with Cuddles and support them to ensure proper nutrition for cancer-afflicted children. CACTUS sponsors an annual meal program for Cuddles kids, which helps us provide 600 meals for a month. We wish all the Cuddles children a speedy recovery.

 

Our affiliations

CACTUS is associated with multiple academic societies and associations, and participates actively in the development of good global scientific communication practices.

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