During my study sabbatical I began offering my freelance services. My clients include Allan Gray Investment, Cheymaxim, the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance and Truevo Payments. Jobs have included UX writing, research and editing the work of others.
My job was to build a content hub: from its technical web development to finding and managing a team of writers to optimising the content for search engines. The content manager role was analogous to an editor bringing together video production crews, photographers, writers and designers to create content.
As a communications specialist and writer at Allan Gray Investment Management I was involved in content creation (for radio, print and online), public relations management, webinar production management and other creative projects.
The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town is an advertising agency where I worked on brands such as Windhoek Beer, Vitaminwater, Sanlam (ﬁnancial services), Lucky Star (food) and Club Mykonos (accommodation) in print, radio, online and television. The campaigns I worked on won Loeries, a silver Cannes and bronze Clio.
Sumango was a subsidiary of the Thomas Cook Group (now defunct). During my time there I went from intern writer to senior writer to online magazine editor – managing the sourcing, writing and editing of articles, Search Engine Optimisation and Pay Per Click advertising.
My study majors were in History and Philosophy, with the former the focus of my postgrad. I also took electives in Astronomy, Politics, Economics and Gender Studies. During my time at university I was a tutor at schools around Cape Town and I volunteered at the Disabilities Unit.
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