Lauren Shapiro

Membership Number: SAF01261

Contact Details

Work Phone:031 2079307
Cell Phone:083 7888108
Web Address:
Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Consumer Magazines
Speciality:General, Travel, Environment, Humanitarian, Humour, Columnist, Food, Profiles, Training
Profession:Writer, Copywriter, Trainer/Lecturer, Proofreader


It's the old story: I started writing "newspapers" for my household at age five.  I founded and edited my high school newspaper until I matriculated. But a BA in Journalism and English (Rhodes) and an MA cum laude in Creative Writing (UKZN) gave me the skills to make a career out of my passion. (I've promised my folks that I can make a living as a writer - don't let me down!)

I am passionate about parenting and about the environment (check out how I combine these issues on my blog at I am also a contributing columnist on

A practicing Jewess, my work has been published in the SA Jewish Report, Jewish Life Magazine, and Hashalom (Durban's Jewish monthly magazine), as well as, and

I've also dabbled in the corporate field, creating press releases, newsletters and company profiles for various businesses.  

I specialize in easy-reading, informative articles, including soft news, features and profiles.

I pride myself on personalised, quality service; excellent, well-edited writing; professionalism; initiative; creativity; and reliability (including the ability to meet deadlines).

I look forward to helping you with your requirements!

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