Andrea Abbott

Membership Number: SAF02103

Contact Details

Work Phone:0828228508
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Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Books, Internet - Website and Blogging, Consumer Magazines, Social Media
Speciality:General, Travel, Environment, Humanitarian, Wildlife, Humour, Culture, Food, Profiles, Fiction
Profession:Writer, Copywriter, Photographer, Photojournalist, Proofreader, Journalist


I have been writing professionally for about 21 years, having begun with writing children's fiction under a pseudonym for a UK based publishing company. In 2011, my children's book , Desert Prisoner, written in my own name was published by Tafelberg.

In addition, I am a regular contributor to several magazines - principally SA Country Life, Food & Home Entertaining, Skyways, Business in Durban, The Crest, and The Ridge, and I wrote several long features for international online journalism network Contributoria.  I write on a wide variety of subjects but am especially interested in Environmental Issues (I am the immediate past chair of Everton Conservancy, the oldest urban conservancy in South Africa), Wilderness, and Travel. 

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 I have an Honours Degree in Linguistics and prior to becoming a freelancer, I worked first as a radio news reporter, then, some years later, taught in a part-time capacity at University of KwaZulu Natal.

My interests include rewilding, wilderness conservation, good literature, photography, astronomy, camping in remote wildernesses, music.




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