copywriter | copy editor | proofreader
Good editing is like brushing your teeth. You don’t get any credit if you do it, but everyone notices if you don’t. ~Michel Heyns
Writing, editing and proofreading have kept me learning and loving my work since 2007. I began by freelancing for a design agency, checking brochures, business cards, flyers before they go to print and writing and proofing copy for the websites they design. I have since edited and proofread books, magazines and websites. Copywriting has grown alongside that. In addition, I’ve been taking on more an more social media and content writing lately, with a serious nod to SEO, so I’m pretty familiar with WordPress, as well as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blog posts, newsletters and whatever else you’d like to throw at me. Social media is an effective and wide-ranging marketing tool.
To take a look at some of my most recent projects, pop over to Recent clients. The FAQs page will give you the low-down on my rates, how it all works, and the full range of services that I offer. Finally, take a squizz at my Blog for an idea of my writing style and abilities.
In 2009 I attended the following courses run by John Linnegar, the well-known Cape Town grammar guru: Advanced copy editing and proofreading, Writing and Editing for the Web, Subediting and proofreading of magazines, Grammar for Editors, and Indexing.
As a member of the Professional Editors’ Group, I attended their 2010 annual conference in Franschhoek for a very informative two days on editing fiction.