Karen Nel

Membership Number: SAF01684

Contact Details

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Province:Gauteng (North)

Profession Details

Media:Books, Consumer Magazines, Internet - Website and Blogging, Newspapers, Social Media
Speciality:Academic, Education, Environment, Fiction, Food, General, Health, Humour, News, Profiles, Technical writer, Training
Profession:Copyeditor, DTP, Proofreader, Trainer/Lecturer, Translator, Writer



I am a copy-editor and proofreader, with interests in education and the environment. I am able to provide a service to fictional writers, biographers, food critics, business enterprises, bloggers and students. I am also interested in training and mentoring young language practitioners.

I am currently employed full-time at a telecommunications software company, and will focus my freelancing mainly in the the fields of copy-editing and proofreading. However, I am also absle to provide a typesetting and translation service. I would welcome further opportunities to work in journalism, publishing and education.

I am open to new opportunities in any fields that could use my skill set. 

I have worked for, or contributed to:

  • Denel
  • MTN South Africa
  • LGR Telecommunications

My skills include:

  • Business writing
  • Thought leadership / Opinion / Editorials
  • Press Releases
  • Profiles and other features
  • Revising and subediting


I hold a BA degree from UP, have completed various creative and business writing courses, and most recently, courses associated with the Professional Editors Group (PEG) under guidance of John Linnegar.

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