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I have been writing for the past 40 years and offering a professional proof reading and editing service since 2008. Be 100% certain that the advertisement you are about to send to the printers and the book or website you are about to launch is free of spelling, typographical and grammar errors. A 'fresh eye' will find mistakes that may have been overlooked. Let us proofread or edit your essay, resume, advertisement or any other written communication for a professional end product.
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Jan 2008

I have helped a number of companies such as Go Garden Route (tourism), Go Volunteer (volunteerism), Mavericks (hiring company), Silky Oaks (eco resort), Plett Tourism (tourism), Milkwood Manor (four star guest hosting establishment), Lemongrass (restaurant) and Stanley Island (four star guest hosting establishment) with all their written communication needs including website development, press releases and marketing.

Communications Officer

Nov 2007 - Oct 2010 (2 years)

I launched a stretch tent hiring company with my son. In addition to all the administration it was up to me to attract as much business and attention as possible. I did this through superb communications with Clients as well as press releases to the local media. I wrote all the copy for our marketing material and website. Our funding was dependent on my ability to sell the product and write convincing business plans. Our business went from strength to strength.

Public Relations Officer & PA to the Mayor

Jan 1998 - Feb 2005 (7 years)

I wrote all the Mayor's speeches and communications. I wrote all the press releases for the Municipality. I was editor of a number of newsletters designed to inform the ratepayers and motivate the staff. I designed a number of competitions and awards to inspire employees to work effectively and tax payers to pay their bills promptly.

Motivation and Communication

Jan 1987 - Dec 1996 (9 years)

As the Branch Manager for Achievement Awards Incentive Marketing and Motivation for 9 years, I had plenty of creative outlet for my passion for ideas and writing. One of my tasks was to come up with an original and exciting theme and concept which would truly motivate people to go the extra mile. I employed motivational copy to break through the barriers of boredom and encourage participants to soar to new heights.

Communications Officer for Industrial Company

Jul 1986 - Jan 1987 (6 months)

during the years of sanctions in South Africa companies were forced to reduce their outlay of finance. whilst this had a negative impact on my small public relations and advertising company, it did afford me the opportunity to become the internal Communications Officer for this industrial company. I compiled technical brochures, wrote press releases and instituted a national staff newsletter. This proved to me that there was nothing I about which I could not write in a convincing manner.

Advertising and Public Relations Practitioner

Jan 1984 - Jul 1985 (1 year)

At the age of 28, my livelihood depended on my writing skills. I conceptualized and delivered effective advertising and public relations campaigns, I wrote many press releases and newsletters for companies like General Electric, Codesta Plastics, J Walter Thompson Advertising Agency, Bang & Olufsen as well as a multitude of small clients.

Account Executive Recruitment Division

Jan 1983 - Nov 1984 (1 year)

Starting out as a humble secretary, my writing skills were noticed. I was sedonded to the newly formed Recruitment Division. Besides Client Liaison, it was my job to write advertisements which would attract the highest calibre of applicants for our Clients who were looking for competent staff.


Public Relations Officer

1980 - 1980 (1 month)

Matriculation with English Higher and University Exemption

1970 - 1974 (4 years)


1982 - 1982 (1 month)

Institute for the Advancement of Journalism: Handing the Media

1999 - 1999 (1 month)

Report Writing

1999 - 1999 (1 month)

Diploma in Education

1975 - 1977 (2 years)


Leadership for Councillors and Senior Officials (2001)

Development Bank of South Africa

Leadership for Councillors and Senior Officials

Telephone Techniques (2001)

The Professional Approach

Effective Telephone Techniques

Hospitality Excellence (2005)


How to handle the public in the hospitality industry and customer care

Various Sales, Communication and Conflict Management Courses (1996)

Achievement Awards

As a practitioner of incentive marketing and motivation it was essential to stay on the forefront of the management and motivation of staff and management particularly in the areas of sales, productivity and Customer Care

Certificate of Appreciation (2001)

Bitou Municipalithy

Staying on the forefront of getting and keeping staff talking and communicating



A national internal staff newsletter for Haggie Rand Wire Ropes.


Newspaper for Residents and Ratepayers of the Bitou Municipality

From The Municipal Manager's Desk

Communication to staff at the Bitou Municipality

Not the Nuisance-pality

A lighthearted, informative and tongue-in-cheek publication aimed at improving relationships and communication between the local government and their citizens.

Aspirant Editor at the age of 16

Westringer - As Head Girl of my school, I instigated and edited the school newspaper which I saw as a medium to improve communications, increase involvement in school activities and motivate the staff and students


"Indaba" means "a council at which indigenous peoples of Southern Africa meet to discuss some important question'. I developed these newsletters as a line of communication between each municipal Councillor and their constituents.


A motivational newsletter to inspire staff. eYethu is a Xhosa word meaning "It is ours!"

Through Sick and Sin

A book I am currently writing.

Ten days to say goodbye

A book I am writing for a school friend who lost her daughter to drugs.

The King of Plumbing

A book I am writing for a friend who nearly lost his life to drugs and is now a successful businessman.


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