Peter Chaplin

Membership Number: SAF02845

Contact Details

Cell Phone:083 459 9578
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Province:Western Cape

Profession Details

Speciality:General, Business/Finance, News, Academic, Education, Humour, Fiction, Science & Technology, Technical writer
Profession:Editor, Proofreader, Copyeditor


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.


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