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. Newspaper articles are edited several times over by several different people before they make it onto the printed page.

And yet, many people simply dash off a document and send it on its way. And I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve seen errors on signs for businesses, signs that must have cost a fortune to produce.

Editing something doesn’t just mean that you fix any grammar, spelling or punctuation marks. It improves the writing in a number of ways by ensuring the meaning is accurate and the article flows naturally. That it makes sense and is sensible. And it’s a relatively small step that reaps great results when the end product becomes something that is effective.

I’ve edited magazine articles, Master’s and PhD theses, novels, non-fiction books – all kinds of things, so chances are, I can help to improve whatever document you’ve been working on.

I’m also a really pernickety and pedeantic proofreader – which is precisely the kind of proofreader you need, trust me. (Clearly I also have a problem with alliteration…)

About

I am an author, journalist and editor – a writer-at-large, if you will – based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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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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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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