|Profession:||Copyeditor, Editor, Journalist, Project Manager, Proofreader, Script Writer, Subeditor, TV/Video/Film Producer, Writer, Copywriter|
SUZANNE BRENNER is the founder and owner of PROWRITE WRITING SERVICES cc, which was conceived as a way of bringing together her multi-faceted background in print, television, and theatre. The company undertakes to take on any job "that requires a writer or related services".
For PROWRITE, Suzanne works as both writer and manager of writing projects, where she uses freelance writers.
While at school and university in Durban, she was a columnist for the women's page of the Natal Mercury and then for Trend - the forerunner of the Tonight sections - a supplement in the Daily News.
In London to continue her drama studies, Suzanne was selected over all other candidates to work on freelance writing projects for National Magazines, UK. Throughout a 10-year theatre career, Suzanne continued to freelance as a writer and in the 1980s, after returning to South Africa, she conceived, wrote for and edited Express Beat - a supplement to the Sunday Express.
In 1983, she was headhunted by Republican Press to edit Darling, a niche, young women's magazine, which job she regards as a highlight.
From magazines, Suzanne moved into television, where she worked as a senior producer on Sundowner, Antenna, 50/50 and Arts Unlimited (Collage). In 1994, she was seconded to the election news unit. She left the SABC in 1997 only to return as a freelancer the following year working as a bulletin writer on the SABC 3 news desk. In 2003 she declined the SABC's requirement that she rejoin the corporation full-time and launched her own company PROWRITE in 2003.
A Bachelor of Arts graduate of the University of KZN, Durban, Suzanne served as a staff representative interacting with management in the transformation of the SABC and also on the Minister for Posts, Telecommunications & Broadcasting Pallo Jordan’s task group for the integration of the public broadcasting services.