The SAFREAN: May Newsletter
Bringing you the latest news in South African freelancing
MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR
What a difference a year makes! SAFREA’s newly appointed exco met for the first time last week, and let me just say, we’ve got plans. There’s some dynamite energy walking among us and we’re putting it all to good use. Think: a revised rates report drawing from more data for 2018, a plan to raise membership numbers, as well as a fresh focus on our social media and PR campaigns. Yes, SAFREA is running on high gear thanks to its contributing members!
Thanks also to Keith Murray and Kambani Ramano for our stunning newsletter photos this month. If you are a photographer and want to add your work to our growing SAFREA image library, please get in touch with our social media manager, Laura Dubber. To find out more about each freelancer, just click on their photo.
Wishing you all a productive month!
“Successful freelancing is about business as much as it is about creative talent,” says Tiffany Markman, a long-time SAFREA member and upcoming speaker at the Madex expo in Johannesburg. Read up on the event and Markman's topic in SAFREA presents career-building tips for freelance creatives at Madex event in Johannesburg.
Also in the news...
- SAFREA featured in SATI Muratho journal
- SAFREA receives additional coverage following event on fake newsLook out for more news and updates on the SAFREA website and social media outlets.
- 13 June 2017: SAFREA Western Cape Presents: Using Drones and News Tech to Produce Kick-Ass Content
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTThis month we’re featuring Fran Kirsten, a Western Cape based freelance writer turned PR consultant with extensive experience in investigative journalism.
"Being a PR consultant allows me to share my ethics with companies and teach them that the public really only wants the truth," says Kirsten. "It's been amazing to teach companies and local government how to embrace the media and not treat them as the enemy."
Read more about Fran and find the link to her website as well as her contact details by visiting her SAFREA profile, here.
If you'd like to be next month's featured member, give us a shout!
FREELANCING TIP OF THE MONTH
At SAFREA, we're always on the lookout for time-saving tricks and business insights to help our members take their careers to the next level.
This month, we're talking about a tool that helps you make the most of your Tweets. The app? Tweriod! You'll find our full write-up on the SAFREA website under the Tips and Tricks section.
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