Haley Abrahams

Membership Number: SAF01192

Contact Details

Work Phone:011 615 0830
Cell Phone:083 325 6583
Fax Number:086 614 1576
Postal Code:2024
Province:Gauteng (South)
Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Consumer Magazines, Trade Publications
Speciality:General, Travel, Health, Business/Finance, Environment, Humanitarian, Politics, Wildlife, Academic, Education, Culture
Profession:Writer, Copywriter, Editor, Proofreader, Subeditor, Project Manager, Copyeditor


Haley is a full-time independent proofreader, editor and writer, working primarily in the corporate and academic sectors. She has a particular interest in corporate social responsibility and integrated reporting, but her experience spans an extensive range of sectors and subjects. Her work ranges from annual reports, corporate copy and academic editing to internal publications and consumer magazines – and anything else involving words. Haley has been freelancing for more than a decade, after a corporate career in public affairs, media relations and marketing communications in the financial services industry in South Africa, and copyrights and journals marketing for a large academic press in the UK.

Haley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and international politics, and BA (Honours) in African studies (political economy, feminist studies, trade unions and electoral systems), both from Rhodes University.


Copy-editing/proofreading– corporate, academic, government, NGO; annual, integrated and sustainability reports; corporate newsletters and custom publications; magazines; general; plain English; paper/onscreen.

Writing – corporate newsletters (print and electronic), corporate copy, media releases, marketing collateral, magazine articles, general.

Other – managing corporate (internal/external) and custom publications, content management, project management.


ABSA - African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) - Agricultural Research Council - Anglo American South Africa - ArcelorMittal South Africa - Aveng South Africa - Bastion Graphics - Cape Gate - Contact Media - Environmental Resources Management (ERM) - Eyethu Media - Ezinkulu Productions - Future Publishing - ISASA Publications - LifeLine Johannesburg - Mafube Publishing/Tenaka’s Tribe Productions - Moja Marketing - MojaModern Gallery - Mustek - Novartis SA - Nedbank - NEPAD - Omnia Holdings - Pan African Resources - Penryn Trust - RCI - Redefine Properties - SADC - SAICA - Standard Bank - South African Institute of International Affairs - South African National Biodiversity Institute - The Profit Partnership - Tshikululu Social Investments - United Nations Development Programme - Wag the Dog Publishing - Wits Business School

“I edit magazines and, in all honesty, I always feel better knowing that Haley is proof-reading my magazine before they go out. I trust her integrity, her professionalism and her attention to detail. In my opinion, she is the best in her field. I admire the fact that she is regularly doing courses in her field, making sure she is always on top of her game.”

~ Peta Krost Maunder, Mediak

“Haley is a highly professional editor. She is also a superb team-leader with an eye for detail and a knack for knowing what readers want and getting the best out of writers, photographers and content-suppliers. I can strongly recommend her.”

~ Hilton Hamman, freelance writer

“My work with Haley over some years has seen her deliver consistently high quality, utterly reliable, unsupervised, detail-perfect results. Organisational change has been the only reason for discontinuing this, and it would be to the judgement credit of anyone who avails himself of Haley's many communications talents.”

~ Paul Pereira, Tshikululu Social Investments

“I have a long relationship with Haley Harvey, and I will without question share that she is one of the most professional people I know. She will approach every job like it’s the only job and give it her all... I will recommend her to anyone looking for someone who will get it right the first time...”

~ Brett Luckin, Tenaka’s Tribe

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