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Marguerite Lombard

Content writer | Researcher | Editor

Working in the agricultural, horticultural and tourism industries of the Western Cape's Winelands.

Content writer 

My clients know me as a writer who is quality driven and a great team player, someone who gives regular progress reports, and never misses a deadline. In addition, I have more than 20 years' experience as a writer, researcher, and editor.

Niche specialist

I can help SMEs and startups in the tourism sector to capitalise on local history to develop unique company narratives to grow brands and avoid generic marketing content. I also have a background in agriculture and horticulture.  

Team player

Agencies and web designers often work to tight publishing deadlines. Sometimes it just makes sense to outsource specialist writing to a professional content writer who has experience working in a client's industry.


Today's buzz words are collatoration and team work, and for good reason. It saves time and is more cost effective. Freelance contract workers can also bring a range of multi-disciplinary skills and experience to the table.  


Content writing, coffee-table books, archival research, and web content

Historical research I have collaborated with cultural historians to document the history of a number of heritage properties in the Cape's Winelands. My research - using archival records, journals, VOC databases, books, and newspaper reports - has given me a sound background on the early histories of the Western Cape.

Content writing I have written articles for newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, copy for wine labels, and text for coffee-table books. In addition, my experience as a former trade journalist in the deciduous fruit industry gives me a sound background in agriculture and horticulture.

A degree in economics has allowed me to specialise in the editing, structural editing and proofreading of business and macroeconomic texts. I am an active member of the Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) and the Professional Editors' Guild (PEG).

Contact me for a detailed CV and writing samples



Paarl 7646
Western Cape
South Africa


Agriculture, Horticulture
Tourism, Local History
Business, Economics