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Taryn H. | Elance
 
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Taryn H.

Blogger with added design skills
   South Africa
  |   Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

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Overview

Im a Journalism and Media Studies graduate and my professional work experience has been in publishing, advertising and marketing, with a focus on design, writing and copy-editing. I love that blogging allows me to combine all of these skills, and I have been running a personal fashion blog (www.theglamazonian.com) since December 2012.

I also have a masters degree in Media Studies dealing with fashion e-commerce and the contemporary communications milieu and am currently doing a course in online marketing.

In addition, while at...

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Portfolio

A link to my personal fashion blog as well as graphics I have created for it. This...
http://www.theglamazonian.com
Food and wine writing and an advertorial from when I worked at Cond Nast House &...

Skills (10)

Tested
Writing
Blogging
Publishing
Design
InDesign
Magazines
Editing
Copy Editing
Social Media

Service Description

I am able to deliver original, well-researched, grammatically-correct blog posts of various lengths, along with appropriate curated imagery (sources are always accurately credited).

I also have a graphic design background and am able to create infographics and other imagery as needed for my posts all graphics on my personal blog, The Glamazonian, were created by myself (examples: http://www.theglamazonian.com/e-tail-therapy-measuring-up/ and http://www.theglamazonian.com/on-trend-brocade/).

As an expat, I work in a multinational company and am adept at working with colleagues and service providers across various time-zones/countries. I understand the importance of flexible communication/work times and delivering work according to the client's deadlines, no matter what the time difference.

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Employment

Porto Montenegro
Graphic Designer
2013 - Present
Project Management (liaison and co-ordination with international printers and CGI developers, pre-production/ organisation for the annual marina and village photo shoot). Managing the DTP/design...
Hg80 (previously Herdbuoys eKapa)
Studio Manager
2010 - 2013
Design and DTP (BTL and ATL: packaging, print advertisements, display units, ZaPOP and Primedia artwork, vehicle branding, billboards, colour correcting and photo retouching, providing relevant...
SASHOF (South African Sports Hall of Fame) Media
Designer (contract)
2009 - 2010
Liaison with writers and organizations in order to obtain copy, images and so on. Design of business cards, corporate stationary, email signatures, PowerPoint presentations, SASHOF book and...
1st Contact
Designer (contract)
2009 - 2009
Assisting with copy editing. Submitting and updating advertising schedules. Allocating URLs, free-call numbers etc to ensure call volumes were accurately tracked. Design of adverts and...
House & Garden
Food Writer
2008 - 2009
Writing, researching and interviewing for features. Commissioning and working with photographers, styling shoots. Liaison with advertising and promotions teams. Writing and styling food and wine...
Good Taste/Wine-of-the-Month Club
Designer (with writing, styling and copy editing)
2007 - 2008
Magazine layout and preparation for repro. WOM (Wine-of-the-Month) marketing material including brochures, flyers, banners and so on. Writing food and arts snippets. Copy editing of the...
Get it!
Designer (with writing and styling)
2006 - 2007
Design of the magazine, promotional material and adverts. Preparing pages for repro. Short feature writing and assisting with photography/styling.
Herdbuoys eKapa
DTP Operator
2005 - 2006
DTP of advertisements, billboards, posters, flyers and miscellaneous branding. Photo-retouching.
SA Computer Magazine
Designer
2004 - 2004
Magazine design and preparation for repro.

Education

University of Cape Town
Master of Arts (MA)
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Rhodes University
Bachelor of Journalism (BJourn)
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Keywords

Fashion blogging
fashion writing
content curation
blog graphics
blog infographics
beauty blogging
beauty writing
lifestyle blogging
lifestyle writing
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