Freelance Online Journalist / Writer / SEO Copy Specialist
I currently research and write articles for a South African agency and a UK technical periodical
I have spent almost 10 years writing creative content for online and print use . This includes product reviews, press releases, news articles, training manuals, HTML newslettersmore...I have spent almost 10 years writing creative content for online and print use . This includes product reviews, press releases, news articles, training manuals, HTML newsletters and marketing emails, web content and first-person blog posts. During the last 5 years I have also gained a sound knowledge of SEO copy.
Area Covered: I find change is a stimulant and so I am happy to tackle most topics in either a formal, technical or more chatty style as required.
Work Experience: Pharmaceutical researcher, lecturer in clinical biochemistry & microbiology, medical equipment sales, computer sales including network and database management and VB programming .
Summary: I have operated as a freelance writer in Torquay, UK for the last four years and, prior to that, in Johannesburg, South Africa for the previous five years. My assignments have included product and service reviews, training manuals, news articles, interviews, background research, press releases, blog posts and sales copy for a variety of online organizations.
Topics covered have included fields as diverse as internet gambling, pay-to-bid auctions, insurance, medicine, travel, IT, logistics, cosmetic procedures, health spas and HR.
I have a strongly entrepreneurial character and have worked exclusively on a telecommuting basis for the past 10 years. I have sound experience of SEO, HTML and backend scripting as well as a number of content management systems, the most recent being Joomla.
Having worked variously as a biomedical researcher, university lecturer, sales manager, marketing manager, motivational trainer, programmer and web designer, I have gained a good insight into numerous disciplines and am always eager to explore new fields.
In addition, I have travelled extensively, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Typically, I have been producing 8 to 10 x 450 word articles daily for a wide range of clients and have a reputation for meeting deadlines.
I am happy to supply samples of my work on request.
Sample Client: Smokoo (Pty) Ltd
Description: Page content, news articles, reviews, press-releases, blog posts for several web sites both in South Africa and Europe. The work was conducted on a freelance basis over a three year period and consisted of between 5 and 10 x 450 word articles submitted daily.