I am a professional writer with vast and varied experience. I have written countless newspaper and magazine articles and written and produced many books. I have prepared and circulated press releases, done copywriting for brochures, adverts and packaging, and have written college books and study guides. Since joining Elance in April 2009, I have written numerous articles, SEO web content and blog posts. I have written ebooks, and have done research, editing, proofreading and indexing jobs.
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My interests and expertise are varied, as my resume...
Mar 14, 2014|Web Content|$0|Working
Feb 26, 2014|Article Writing|$65|Completed
Feb 12, 2014|E-books and Blogs|$120|Working
Jan 28, 2014|E-books and Blogs|$60|Completed
I am based in the Western Cape in South Africa, close to Cape Town. I was trained on daily and weekly newspapers and then worked on magazines, writing features about everything from babies and crafters, to houses and gardens. I also did a lot of consumer research and investigative writing.
I have been freelancing since 1984 - for newspapers, magazines and for companies needing press releases and brochures. I have written more than 30 general trade books and eight college books. I have written nine study guides and worked as a tutor for an SA based long distance college for several years.
My books have been published internationally, mainly in South Africa, Britain and the USA, and some have been translated into European languages. Most have been translated into Afrikaans. Book topics include:
* bathrooms and kitchens
* barbecues and carports
* brickwork, woodwork, metalwork
* patios, decks, fencing, walls, pergolas, paths, steps
* swimming pools and spas
* water features
* paint techniques and decorating
* homes and gardens
* owner building
* construction concrete, plumbing, masonry and tiling
The magazines I have written for in the past five years include:
* Skills on Site
* Popular Mechanics (SA)
* SA Conference, Exhibitions and Events Guide
* Your Family (gardening and decor)
I also produced a bi-annual magazine for the South African National Spa and Pool Institute from 2003 until 2010.
I live in a suburban house with a bunch of dogs and cats,...
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