About

Who I am
10399945_112702901047_5412478_nI am an author, journalist and editor – a writer-at-large, if you will – based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have a B.Journ from Rhodes and a BA (Hons) in Sociolinguistics from UNISA, and my roots are very much in journalism, but I have written and edited in a number of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, and worked in the media, commercial and academic spheres.

I believe good writing is an essential life skill – after all, when you consider how many e-mails you write in a day, or presentations and reports you have to produce, or even something as simple as the texts and tweets you send, most of us do an awful lot of writing. Yet no-one teaches us the essential skills that help us to write with clout.

In addition, my background in the traditional media means that I have excellent content curation skills: producing communication that is interesting and relevant for its audience is both a strength and a passion.

So you have a few options.

1. Hire me to write for you – I can turn my hand to any form of writing.

2. Allow me to edit what you’ve written and turn it into something that’s a pleasure to read.

3. Let me teach you how to write better.

4. Bring me in to consult, co-ordinate and collaborate with your existing writers.

Writing

For many years my official title has been ‘health journalist’, but I have written many feature articles for newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, with health really being a special interest.

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Editing

About 90 percent of good writing is in the edit. Even the best novelists write several drafts before they even submit a manuscript to a publisher – who edits it again.

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Writing Coaching

One of the best ways to learn to write well is through one-on-one coaching. Bring me that document you’re struggling with, and we’ll write it together.

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Business Writing Training

I’ve developed a number of business writing modules for a local writing school, Allaboutwriting, because – like so many consumers – I’ve been on the receiving end of some pretty diabolical business communication.

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Contact

I’d love to talk to you if you’re interested in working with me. Drop me an email and I’ll come back to you as soon as I possibly can:

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Books

This is not your usual recipe book. In fact, it’s less of a recipe book and more of a family feeding plan that takes the guesswork out of planning and cooking family dinners.

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Online Business Writing Courses

Who should do the course? Anyone who wants to improve the quality and efficacy of their business communication.

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