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Marche Arends | Elance
Last Sign-in: May 25, 2015

Marche Arends

Strong writer, experienced editor, grammar fiend
  |   Chiang Mai City, Chiang Mai
  |  1:15 am Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $11

I am a South African national, a trained journalist and a qualified and experienced English teacher.

I pride myself in delivering top quality work on deadline. I am able to work within strict frameworks but also enjoy developing new, creative ideas which are beneficial to your needs.

I would be happy to provide references for your convenience.

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A news feature highlighting the experiences of African foreign nationals in South...
A travel feature on the Cape Malay Quarter, The Bo Kaap, in Cape Town, South Africa.
A profile on an up-and-coming independent theatre director in South Africa.
News piece on a gender awareness week held at the University of Cape Town. Published in...
News article on the controversial university publication, SAX Appeal. Published in The...

Skills (10)

Content Writing
Online Writing
English Proofreading
Social Media Marketing
Report Writing
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Microsoft Word

Service Description

Although I am a recent graduate, I have a wealth of experience within in my field of interest. I worked consistently for the duration of my training (three years) not only in journalism but in teaching as well.

I have a passion for the written word and I am a stickler for spelling and grammar. This is not just what I am interested in, it is what I love to do.

Article Writing: print or web
Report and Academic Writing
Creative Writing: non-fiction
Editing and Proofreading - articles, reports, theses etc
Blogging: content creation and maintenance.
Layout and Design: magazines, articles, brochures, newsletters
Social Media Marketing and Networking: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+
Data Capturing
Administrative and Organisational Assistance

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Ikamvalethu Secondary School
English Teacher
2012 - 2012
I taught English to second language English speakers at an under-resourced school in Langa, a low-income area in Cape Town, South Africa. I was responsible for grades 10, 11 and 12. I employed a...
Kalk Bay Books
Bookstore assistant
2010 - 2012
I held the position of bookstore assistant at one of the leading independent bookstores in Cape Town, South Africa. I was responsible for categorisation and organisation of books, assistance at...
Varsity Newspaper
Features Editor
2010 - 2011
I held the position of Features Editor at Varsity Newspaper, The official newspaper of the University of Cape Town. I was responsible for the creation of topics, the recruitment, co-ordination and...
Diane Livesey
English Tutor
2010 - 2011
For the duration of one year, I was a private tutor to Mrs Livesey's two children aged 10 and 13. I was responsible for tuition in all subjects, including English.
SAX Appeal Magazine
External Contributors Manager
2010 - 2011
I was responsible for communication with and co-ordination of external contributors to SAX Appeal Magazine, a student -run magazine from which all profits go to charitable organisations.
The Cape Town Globalist
Features Editor
2009 - 2010
I held the position of features editor at The Cape Town Globalist, the The University of Cape Town's International Affairs Magazine and official member of Global21. was responsible for creation of...
The Cape Argus
News Intern
2009 - 2010
I worked as an intern at Cape Town's leading daily newspaper. I was responsible for sourcing, researching, writing and editing articles on a daily basis for the News section of the paper.


The Knowledge Workshop
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate
2011 - 2012
University of Cape Town
Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Production
2009 - 2011
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