- Johannesburg, ZA
- £15 /hr
- Available now
As the writer-editor of an educational NGO I am responsible for all facets of textbook, report writing, website maintenance, content editorial, advertising, copywriting, publicmore...As the writer-editor of an educational NGO I am responsible for all facets of textbook, report writing, website maintenance, content editorial, advertising, copywriting, public relations and communications. To be more specific about these aspects of my work they include assuming responsibility for the proofreading, reviewing and editing of texts for accurate use of grammar and content, correcting any grammatical, typographical or compositional errors in original copy, familiarity with internal and external communication modes and the exercise of my knowledge of standard concepts, practice and procedures within the publishing / new media industry. I also have to rely upon my broad experience and judgment to carry out these functions. Furthermore my activities in this industry include the writing / editing of textbooks, novels and training manuals.
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Work Experience Summary: My current full-time post is as a Corporate Writer and Editor with an established NGO in Johannesburg, in the Public Relations Department, the scope of which includes web site content editing, research, bid / proposal / report writing and proofreading. As such, I have very strong writing and research skills and have written four fantasy / sword and sorcery novels and have received approbation for these from Electronic Arts and the South African author, Tim Couzens as well as from other sources. I have also written a series of short stories (20 short stories) set in South Africa (Cape Town) and numerous other short stories and book reviews which may be found on the World Wide Web.
I am currently reading courses towards my Bed Honours in Special Needs Education after having graduated with 6 distinctions in the Postgraduate Certificate in Education from North West University. I am also a part time facilitator for North West University where I am employed to assist students reading courses in the P.G.C.E and A.C.E. postgraduate diplomas and in 2008 I will be responsible for facilitating Bed Honours modules in Research, Outcomes-Based Education Methodology and Human Resources modules.
In addition I provide ongoing assistance to schools as a Curriculum Advisor and Syllabus Developer. This involves research and analysis that leads to the implementation of Outcomes Based Education at schools making the transition from a traditional education paradigm to a constructivist paradigm.
I write articles for Nova et Vetera publications (under the aegis of the Society of Saint Pius X) and have produced history textbooks for home scholars in an ongoing project on a freelance basis.
I have also been a coordinator for a home school where my duties included budgeting, tutors’ assessment, learner outcome assessment, curriculum development and all related tasks. Part of my freelance activities has included the writing of instructional manuals.
I am also engaged in research and publication of educational material. This includes: internal school research / review (qualitative and quantitative methodologies i.e. Phenomenology, case study, sampling etc.)
I am also engaged as an online editor and freelance Ghostwriter. My freelance work also covers appearances as an actor/model/ voice over artist for print, television and Internet media.
I believe that, considering my current post as a full time writer and corporate trainer with a well established education NGO in Johannesburg and my background / experience in proofreading and editing as well as lecturing in human resources (personal development) writing textbooks, training manuals and children’s novels, as well as my 16 years experience in teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary level (including lecturing in Human Resources) that I will be a considerable asset in this position.
1. Curriculum Development and Syllabus Design
2. Textbook research and publication
3. North West University lecturer • Education Science Faculty
4. Writer / Editor / Proofreader / Academic Researcher - Electronic and Print
5. International Computer Driver’s License
6. Adobe InDesign / Photoshop
7. NQF Qualified Assessor / Moderator (Levels 6 and 7)
8. Corporate trainer • report writing / train the trainer
9. InDesign / Photoshop
10. Microsoft PowerPoint / Word / Excel
11. Independent Education Board (I.E.B.) Matric History sub-examiner
12. Copywriting and Scriptwriting
13. Human Resources lecturing
14. General Office / Administration skills
15. Communication skills • verbal and written
16. Interpersonal skills
17. Document Management
18. Bid / Proposal / Report writing
19. Global Reporting Initiative
Education Summary: Education
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN:
Bachelor of Arts Degree
History III (major)
Religious Studies III (2nd major)
Ancient History I
Social Anthropology I
Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
(Graduated with 6 distinctions including distinctions in English and Teaching Methodologies)
NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY:
Currently reading courses towards Bed Hons (Special Needs Education) / completion date, March 2009.
Accredited Assessor and Moderator. Passed with distinctions.
INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER DRIVING LICENSE: I.C.D.L :
Currently studying towards completion of the module in this course after having completed six of the seven modules.
Five years vocal study under W. Long, vocal advisor to the Cape Performing Arts Board (Capab), Nico Malan Theatre, Cape Town.