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Mike Froud | Elance
 
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Mike Froud

Experienced writer, editor, wordsmith
   South Africa
  |   Cape Town, WESTERN CAPE
  |  12:48 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

Editor, writer, wordsmith... Began career as a reporter and then news editor of weekly newspapers in and around Johannesburg. Then appointed editor for RamsayMedia in Cape Town, progressing to managing editor responsible for numerous titles including Wine magazine, the Best Value Wine Guide and the SA Winelands Map Book. Now editor of books including South Africa's Pinotage Wine Guide and Icons, showcasing the SA Trophy Wine Show, while increasingly involved with various online media while establishing a wine blog and website:...

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Mike Froud was managing editor of the Icons wine guide between 2002 and 2010, and again...
http://trophywineshow.co.za
Researched and edited by Mike Froud, South Africa's Pinotage Wine Guide 1995-2011...
http://www.pinotage.co.za
Mike Froud wrote and edited the 2002 to 2010 editions of SA Wine Magazine's annual...
Mike Froud is a freelance writer and editor contributing to various print and online...

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Service Description

Writing and editing services offered by an independent wordsmith with over 30 years’ experience in print and online publishing that encompasses newspapers, magazines, books and websites. Passionate about the English language, travel, food and wine. Also interested in literature and cinema, sports and science, nature, photography, music and general knowledge.

Professional and reliable. Honest and trustworthy. Versatile writing styles. Attention to detail. Flexible hours. Deadline orientated.

SERVICES INCLUDING:

• Feature writing, news reporting
• Newsletters
• Copy-writing and copy-editing
• Sub-editing and proof-reading
• Public relations, media releases
• Blogs


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Employment

Ince
Copy editor/writer, proofreader
2012 - 2012
Contributing to various companies' website content and annual reports
Trophy Wine Show
Managing Editor
2012 - 2012
Managing editor of Icons wine guide, an annual book showcasing South Africa's Trophy Wine Show as one of the country's most authoritative national wine competitions. Included in the publication are...
Berco Express - An Aramex Company
Website copy-editor
2012 - 2012
Graphic Mail
Copy writer/editor, proofreader
2012 - 2012
Edited email marketing course modules for print and online publication
ClickMaven
Writer for various websites
2009 - 2012
Pinotage Association
Editor of wine guide
2011 - 2011
RamsayMedia
Managing Editor of WINE magazine
2000 - 2009
Position involved leading a team, writing for the magazine, managing databases, and included responsibility for book publications including: Pocket Guide to Wines & Cellars of South Africa...
Ramsay Son & Parker
Editor of WINE magazine
1993 - 2000
Ramsay Son & Parker
Editor of Liquor Store Monthly magazine
1988 - 1993
Ramsay Son & Parker
Regional Editor for Hotelier & Caterer magazine
1987 - 1988
Caxton and CTP Printers
Managing Editor of Randburg Sun newspaper
1985 - 1987
Caxton and CTP Printers
News Editor for three regional newspapers
1984 - 1985
Amalgamated Press
Manager of West Rand Times newspaper
1982 - 1984
Amalgamated Press
Reporter for West Rand Times newspaper
1979 - 1982
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