Ilse Zietsman

Membership Number: SAF02778

Contact Details

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Postal Code:7646
Province:Western Cape
Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Newspapers, Consumer Magazines, Social Media
Speciality:Travel, Culture, Food, Profiles
Profession:Copywriter, Photojournalist, Proofreader, Journalist


I've been working as a part-time freelancer since 2008 under my own name, Ilse Zietsman. Since 2013 I've worked solely as a freelancer - doing journalism with my own photos, translation and proofreading. Since October 2008 I have written and published 190+ articles (with my own photographs) covering local travel but also lifestyle, food, culture and profiles as well as 95+ international travel articles including food experiences for Die Burger, Volksblad, Beeld, Rapport, House & Leisure, Fair Lady, Pick n Pay Travel Ideas, Mango Airlines in-flight magazine Juice, Khulula in-flight magazine 'khuluma', De Kat, Diversions, Tuis, The Big Issue, SLOW and on and 

In addition to the above I have:

* written as sole author a study guide for Grade 12 Afrikaans First Additional Language for The Answer Series, due to be published February 2017

* translated, proofread and edited extensively for The Answer Series study guides, across a variety of subjects

* done proofreading and editing for Our World Our Society Grades 7 – 9 Learner’s Book and Teacher’s Guide for Vivlia Publishers

* acted as co-worker for Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal Grades 7 – 9 Text Books for Kinkelvrye Afrikaans

I have traveled to 48 countries in Africa (North and Sub-Sahara), Central Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America including more than one visit to some destinations which has given me extensive knowledge on travel, culture and food of parts of the world that I have seen and experienced.

I have my own blog where I feature my published articles (in the publications mentioned above) and photographs:





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