Inquisitive, meticulous, creative and on the hunt for fresh, innovative and ground-breaking projects – that’s me. Here’s what I offer.
After freelancing for various publications in the UK and South Korea in the 1990s, I returned to South Africa where I worked as reporter and news editor for trade and national print media.
Now living and working in London, I’m a bit of a ‘generalist’ who has covered everything from the mining sector to parenting issues, healthcare, agriculture, energy, IT and travel. Technology, the thread runs through all sectors, has remained a strong focus, as has my interest in Africa.
My work has appeared in BBC Focus on Africa, BBC Online, Business Day (SA), Eyefortravel.com, the Observer, ComputerWeek (SA), The Daily Telegraph, Computing, Investor’s Chronicle, RightStart Magazine, Mail & Guardian (SA), Korea Herald and many others.
When the personality fit is right, or the content is interesting enough, I’m willing to take on ghostwriting projects, and have done so for chief executives running entrepreneurial businesses in the Europe and the UK.
Crimson Publishing, which was looking for a tech writer and parent, approached me write Is Your Child Safe Online in 2012. What followed was months of research and conversations with everybody from children and parents, to psychologists and ex-hackers, the police, academics, teachers, headteachers and more.
On an entirely different tack, in 2016 I co-authored a corporate coffee table book – On: Fast-Tracking South Africa’s Renewable Energy Sector – on behalf of AME Trade, and the Development Bank of Southern Africa. This due to be published this year.
Editing & Sub-Editing
I’ve been an editor, news editor and sub-editor for both journalistic and corporate-led publications in print and online. Among those: BBC Focus on Africa, Computerweek, EyeforTravel.com and Fresh Young Millionaire.
Corporate & Consultancy
To corporate writing, research and consultancy, I apply journalistic rigour and attention to detail, and will always speak to experts in their field wherever possible.
To name a few of the organisations that I have produced entire conference and corporate reports, or parts thereof: Economist Intelligence Unit, Telegraph Media Group, News Desk Media, Longitude Research, Greenwich Consulting, conference producers AME Trade and EyeforTravel, and African regional trade body COMESA.
In 2014 – and again in 2017 – I was employed as a content ‘expert’ to the EU-Africa Business Forum.
In 2004, I co-founded the weekly spectrum policy newsletter PolicyTracker. Here I drove the editorial direction of the publication until late 2006. In addition, I helped to secure subscriptions from high-profile firms including Vodafone, Ofcom and O2, to name a few, and worked on the launch of its first conference, where I presented and moderated a session.
In 2007, I negotiated the sale of my 50% stake in the business to pursue other interests.
From 2012-13, inspired by its mentorship programme, I got involved in the launch publication of Fresh Young Millionaire, a business magazine aimed at 16-20 year olds.
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