I regularly contribute to a variety of publications as a freelance journalist, writing articles ranging from personal finance to human interest and travel.
I have been published in Rapport, Sake24, Beeld, Die Burger, Volksblad, Taalgenoot, Foschini Club Magazine, Livingspace, Élan, Soul, Finesse, Manwees, iAfrica.com, TravelWrite.com, Smarttravelinfo.com, Careers24, Public Sector Manager Magazine, Sanlam Reality Magazine, @liberty and others.
Below: The travel journo at work.
Media liaison consultant
My current activities focus on building the public image of my clients in the print, broadcast and electronic media.
This is achieved by getting to know and understand your business, identifying newsworthy items and events in your business, targeting specific media with specific-angle media releases, engaging with journalists and news editors via an existing network of personal contacts.
I have happy media liaison clients who have been published in a myriad publications, including Rapport, Sake24, Beeld, The Star, Business Day, Business Report, Moneyweb, Die Burger, Volksblad,The Cape Argus, The Mercury, Sarie, Rooi Rose, Destiny, Travelwrite.com, smarttravelinfo.com, iAfrica.com, politicsweb.co.za and many more.
I have written web content for a variety of companies, such as Sanlam, Foschini, and Absa.
As a language practitioner I am active in translating and editing newsletters and marketing pamphlets of several financial institutions, translating advertising copy, as well as translating and editing academic material for a variety of subjects including psychology, economy, marketing, tourism, and journalism and media studies.
I also specialise as a plain language writer in terms of the Consumer Protection Act which decrees that all written communications to consumers must comply with its regulations.
Clients include Brenthurst Wealth Management, Citadel, Marriott, Hollard, University of Pretoria, University of South Africa, Stellenbosch University, Irvine Bartlett, Vuma Reputation Management, Legatus Trust, Sanlam.
Under my clients count Venete Klein in her capacity as president of the AHI; Michael Jordaan, CEO of First National Bank; and Bobby Malabi in his capacity as head of Absa Business Banking.Speech writing is done in close collaboration with the speakers and in-depth interviews are done beforehand to get a clear understanding of their audience and the message they wish to get across.
I have lectured to postgraduate journalism students on freelance journalism and subediting:
University of Johannesburg
Northwest University: Potchefstroom Campus
Northwest University: Vanderbijlpark Campus
Please contact me for further information.
Call Helen: +2782 603 3335
Email Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org