Hi! Thanks for checking out my profile. I’m a full-time content-writer, so you can be sure that I will handle your project seriously and to the best of my ability. I do commercial writing of almost any description, but am at my best writing articles and blogs.
My work experience as a business partner and manager has given me a good background in business, particularly HR and marketing, and my life experiences and love of reading have exposed me to much more. I've worked as a writer in a wide range of niches, and could probably provide an example of my previous work in yours.
Looking for a press release or an advertorial? Magazine articles? General website copy? As long as you can explain your business to me, or give me a topic that can be researched, I can probably help.
My average blog-writing output per hour is around 800 words including research. However, there are times when it's 1,000 words or as little as 500 words depending on the complexity of the task.
I've been lucky to work with Andrea for over 2 years now and I gotta say that she's a great content writer and even a better person. She's not one of those writers that just fluff around, don't write a word more than you paid for and miss deadlines. She's always on time, makes sure that the articles add value and what's more she almost always writes more than she's asked to just to make sure that the article is as complex as possible!
My editor posted the following profile on the company's wesite: "Andrea has a long history of writing including bespoke projects for scientific websites and journals ...Today she heads our writing team, tackling a variety of different industries with confidence and aplomb. The breadth of her knowledge is matched only by the quality of her work and we are blessed to have her as part of our publishing family. "
Talk show host
Eden FM (Radio station)
Jul 2013 - Aug 2014 (1 year, 1 month)
This was a part time job, and I really enjoyed it. I know talking isn't the same as writing, but I did have to prepare basic scripts. Unfortunately the demands of winding up my other job, which included developing a new business strategy, became too great, and I could no longer broadcast 3 mornings a week.
Manager: sales and marketing
New Plant Nursery
Sep 2002 - Feb 2014 (11 years, 5 months)
It started as a great job. Then I became a business partner, and I discovered something: I can write! Letters, job descriptions, policies, articles, press releases, newsletters, emails to difficult clients, work systems. Hey! I can even write a short story or two, but I did that in my own time. These days, I prefer the quiet life of the freelance writer.
University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, South Africa 1997 - 2000
University of South Africa
A degree in horticulture: passed cum laude. To complete the qualification, which included subjects such as management, horticulture, botany, environmental science and more, scientific research was required and a paper had to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
InDepth Oil and Gas
One of my more recent additions, and very proud to know my articles are published under my own name. I also contributed to Aviation Magazine and a publication for the renewable energy market for the same client.
The George Herald
Occasional contributions, but nothing recent.
This publication has changed hands and focus as well as contributors. My association with it is 'ancient history', but nevertheless an achievement I am proud of.
Environmental Management SA
Publication aimed at architects, landscape architects, green business.
Magazine on agricultural and environmental topics.
The Gardener Magazine
Ummm... just google it!
Interest group South African glossy magazine seeking engaging, actionable articles for the general public.
Various press releases to be coupled with advertising.
SAPPI Tree spotter's guide
Listed as consultant - can turn terminology into English!
Trade journal aimed at landscapers and the horticultural industry.
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