I’ve been writing for YEARS...and that includes copywriting for corporates, case studies for government, and script writing for global ad agency powerhouses. (You can take a look at my LinkedIn profile for the formal formalities).
The broad strokes:
Corporate & Financial Communication Strategy: Clients have included AVUSA, Virgin Active South Africa, Foodcorp, Optimum Coal, SEACOM, FibreCo, Convergence Partners, Intelsat, Life Healthcare, Royal Bafokeng, UCS, Old Mutual Property (OMP), Gold Reef Resorts, Zurich Insurance, Dimension Data/NTT Japan, Microsoft Africa, Coca-Cola Africa, SKA.
Client leads: AVUSA, Virgin Active South Africa, Foodcorp, OMP Corporate, FibreCo
Editing & Coaching: I’ve taught writing for as long as I can remember, whether it’s formally as a Communications and English lecturer at a university and as a regular speaker and contributor to the Romance Writers of South Africa (ROSA) conferences, as well as Savvy Authors, or informally, with any number of ’stuck’ colleagues and friends. My clients have secured both agent and publishing deals through working with me. I have also edited work for best-selling authors such as Natasha Anders. I learned about the industry through my internship at Entangled Publishing, a division of US Macmillan, and one of the major romance publishing houses.
Awards: Silver Leaf Award, European consultancy, Royal Bafokeng, 2010 World Cup
Writing highlights: Speechwriting Bill Gates, Chairman Microsoft, Cheick Diarra, Chairman Microsoft Africa; Abbot Opinion Editorial, New York Times; Commissioned by the South African Presidency, Mechanisms and Processes of Participative Democracy in South Africa; Book Commission, The ANC and the Regeneration of Political Power