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.
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).