Launching Cognyte, A Unique Marketplace for Academic Authors and Editors

The website will act as a marketing platform for authors and researchers to connect with editors and peer reviewers.

Online PR News – 13-March-2015 – Northwood, Middlesex, Greater London – Cognyte brings authors access to a large pool of experienced editors—generalists and specialists—to search from based on their subject areas and specialties. Registration is free, and authors can choose editors themselves. Services are defined and standardized, and a fair quality policy covers all the assignments for a period of 60 days from the date of completion of the assignment. Cognyte offers authors and editors the opportunity to reduce costs and ensure clear communication by doing away with intermediary coordinators.

Cognyte has taken form from an understanding of the lacunae between the expectations and requirements of authors and of editors. Often, the selection of an editor is based on the editor’s availability rather than the subject of the manuscript; important instructions may be lost owing to the number of links in the chain of communication from the author to the editor. By allowing authors themselves to search for and select editors from their chosen specialization based on experience and service charges, turnaround time, etc., Cognyte brings the experience of an editing marketplace to the academia for the first time. Moreover, the author’s instructions are directly conveyed to the selected editor—they are not routed through any customer care executive.

Editors are listed on the website only after their applications are screened for essential information regarding their qualifications, research and editing experience, and areas of expertise. They can build their own author following, regardless of their nationality or location, while enjoying a hassle-free work experience as Cognyte takes care of business functions.

Cognyte’s founder, Khuzem Batawala, said “Our aim is to give academic authors a greater say in the editing of their manuscripts through the power to select editors, editing plans, etc. and at the same time, to help editors gain recognition for their work and skills. Thus, we hope to realize a rewarding experience for both communities.”

More details regarding the services and registration can be obtained from the website:; alternatively, those interested can send an email to

About Cognyte Limited

Cognyte has evolved from the recognition of the needs of academic editors and writers—in particular, the writers from non-native English-speaking countries. It aims to meet authors’ requirements for subject matter experts, technical accuracy, and consistency by providing them with a wide choice of editors and peer reviewers. At present 250+ editors with expertise in more than 500 subject areas have registered with Cognyte.