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Tamsyn Van Gelderen | Elance
 
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Tamsyn Van Gelderen

Wildlife Researcher/fact checker/copy editor/writr
   South Africa
  |   Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Overview

I have an enquiring mind that I refined as a journalist and honed whilst travelling the world. I fulfilled a lifelong dream to study animal science; and combined excellent writing skills with my animal obsession by writing and researching wildlife documentaries. Working for a company that specializes in Blue Chip wildlife docs for the past five years has added polish to my research and stimulating contacts and experts to my contact list. I relish finding obscure and wonderful facts that enhance the story. My tenacity in finding the...

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Specialist researcher (Wildlife mainly)
script & creative writer
MS Word & Excel proficient
assistant [producer
production management

Service Description

I offere specialist in depth research for film documentaries or written articles relating to conservation/welfare/wildlife specifically but also any other genre I am asked to research. I am an excellent writer - creative/journalism/scripts - I have worked with international broadcasters like National Geographic and Animal Planet and am an ex investigative journalist for The Citizen, a national South African newspaper. I have a good command of the English language -creative and scientific. I am skilled at editing text - creative and scientific and enjoy tightening prose and making it come to life.
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tamsyn-van-gelderen/9/923/a02
http://www.naturalhistorynetwork.co.uk/production/assistantproducersresearchers/tamsynvangelderen.php

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Employment

Active Blue Productions; Obsessively Creative
General research for film proposals & other
2013 - 2013
As and when needed, I fulfill client requirements by finding new facts, verifying stats and facts for media companies looking to submit new film proposals and stories. They tell me what they want...
Endemol South Africa
Freelance Questions Producer
2012 - 2013
The Money Drop Nigeria and The Million Rand Money Drop SA For Endemol, Africa Magic and MNet generating questions for contestants; researching both questions And answers and formatting question...
Aquavision TV Productions/Wildlife Filmmakers cc
Head of Research; member of Development team
2007 - 2012
Responsible for verifying facts used in scripts and proposals and keeping close contacts with our scientists and experts used in the making of the documentaries. Researched new science applicable...

Education

Greenwich University & Hadlow Colege
BSc (Hons) Animal Management First Class
2003 - 2006
Durban Institute of Technology (Natal Technikon)
N Dip Journalism
1981 - 1984
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Keywords

Research; Wildlife; Broadcast Media; Documentaries; Copy Editor; Fact Checker; Animals; Script; Creative Writer
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