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|Speciality:||Academic, Consumer issues, Education, Environment, Humanitarian, News, Politics, Science & Technology, Technical writer, Travel, Wildlife, Training|
|Profession:||Broadcaster, Copywriter, DTP, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Photojournalist, Project Manager, Proofreader, Researcher, Subeditor, Trainer/Lecturer, Videographer, Writer, Video Editor, Web Designer|
A unique blend of experience of writing, media technologies and management, in print, broadcast and digital media.
After an initial 18 months in television (SWABC, Namibia), I moved quickly into print; working for the Windhoek Observer as Political Reporter, covering the Namibian independence process (including the elections, Constituent Assembly and Parliament). Then as Managing Editor of the Windoek Observer, I oversaw the newsroom, managed production, wrote editorials and contributed to the Namibian Code of Ethics for Journalists.
Returning to South Africa in 1992, I freelanced for The Argus, Weekend Argus, Cape Times, Sunday Times and South and then in 1993 moved to Port Elizabeth as a Sub-Editor on the Evening Post. In 1995, I returned to the Cape Times as a Sub-Editor, helping with the implementation of the QPS production system and susequent relaunch of the Cape Times.
During 1995 I helped setup and operate IONS, the fore-runner of IOL (www.iol.co.za), with Mark Shuttleworth and Andrew Morris.
In 1996, I started my own digital media consultancy, helping SME business understand the internet and so integrate digital technologies into their business processes; while also writing freelance technology articles for the Cape Times, completing a variety of research projects and also assisting the Daily Despatch move to QPS technology.
2002 I moved to the UK and worked as a Techncal Editor for Fasthosts Internet and at the BBC, where I co-ordinated technical and design workgroups acoss 6 content-commissioning divisions of the BBC.
Then as a contracting Project Manager or Change Manager, I worked for a variety of organisations, including the British Home Office, BP, Truvo, Whitbread, Care Quality Commission, Money Advice Service (FSA), managing the development and operation of large content management systems.
In 2014 I returned to South Africa, where I live and work in Cape Town.
Qualifications: B.Soc.Sc (Philosophy, Psychology - UCT), Project Management Certificate (PMBOK), Prince2, ITIL, Agile (Scrum)
Also a qualified and registered Mountain and Nature Guide (FGASA, AMWL).