I am a qualified journalist with expertise in blogging, features writing, and Adobe InCopy, to name a few. Besides entertainment, I also have a fast knowledge of news events and any other general topic. My writing mediums include newspaper, magazines, blogging, social media. Also, if needed translation from English to Afrikaans and vice versa. I am excellent at time management and deliver work in the required time.
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Position: Manager: TV Information Services: Media24 (June 2011 present)
Duties: Compiling entertainment news and TV information for various publications in the Media24 group. Writing freelance entertainment & other copy for clients.
Company: Media24: tvplus Magazine (1999 May 2011)
Position: News Editor. Previously: Senior Article/Features Writer & Photo Editor.
Duties: Research stories. Brief writers on various stories.. Other duties: Write entertainment copy & CD reviews; Project management.
Awards: Best Specialist Journalist Media24 Excellence Awards (2008) [Part 1]
Other: Project co-ordinator for tvplus web page. Wrote articles for South Africas largest family magazines You and Huisgenoot (translated: Friend of the family) and Drum.
Company: Weskus News (1996 1999)
Duties: Wrote all copy; Taking all of the newspaper photos; Computerised layout; Representing newspaper at various functions.
Company: Die Weslander (1996 1996)
Duties: Copy writing; photos; layout.
Company: Paarl Post (1993 In-house training; 1994 - Freelance)
Position: Student reporter/photographer
Duties: Copy writing & photos.
Advance Computer Skills:
Adobe InCopy; PageMaker 4, 5 & 6 Windows 3.1, 95, 2000; Adobe PageMaker 6; Iphoto Plus Scanning; Internet navigation (Microsoft Explorer); Microsoft Word; 3B2.
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