James Bainbridge

Membership Number: SAF03404

Contact Details

City:Cape Town
Province:Western Cape
Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Radio, Advertising, Books, Newspapers, Internet - Website and Blogging, Public Relations, Consumer Magazines, Trade Publications, Films, Television, Voice artists, Social Media
Speciality:Travel, Wildlife, Humour, Culture, Profiles, Fiction, Property, Training
Profession:Writer, Copywriter, Editor, Photographer, Photojournalist, Trainer/Lecturer, Proofreader, Subeditor, Project Manager, Researcher, Script Writer, Copyeditor, Journalist


I'm a travel writer and guidebook author with bylines in Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Berlitz and Time Out guides, as well as publications from major international brands to South African travel, inflight and custom magazines. I've been contributing to Lonely Planet guides and coffee-table books since 2005, and I'm the senior author of several editions of their South Africa and Turkey guides. Along the way, my articles on travel and culture have appeared in the UK Guardian, BBC Travel, Conde Nast Traveller, Lonely Planet Traveller, SafariBookings.com, Lonelyplanet.com, Cape Etc, Private Edition, Getaway and Go/Weg.

Having started my career on the features desks of business magazines in London and Sydney, I also work as a copyeditor for Lonely Planet. I've also undertaken copywriting projects for South African clients, including the brochure copy for a major property development in the Cape Winelands, and I'm keen to develop my copywriting experience. Finally, I run travel writing courses in South Africa and beyond; please visit the Facebook page for more information.

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