|Speciality:||Academic, Business/Finance, Education, Fiction, General, Humour, News, Science & Technology, Technical writer|
|Profession:||Copyeditor, Editor, Proofreader|
I am an Aeronautical Engineer (Stellenbosch University 1981), and a Flight Test Engineer (National Test Pilot School, USA, 1985).
I was involved in flight testing with the South African Air Force (SAAF) for 32 years - in the SAAF until 1986 and then employed by the SAAF as a civilian until 2016. During this period I spent 6 years at the Overberg Test Range where I was a Test Manager. One of my tasks there was launch director on the South African space programme.
Proofreading and editing has always been a hobby for me, and I am now priviliged to be able to do it fulltime.
I am starting a new career as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. I completed the UCT Copyediting Short Course in 2016. In January 2017 I was accepted by Cactus Communications as a technical freelance editor.