Laurianne Claase

Membership Number: SAF00724

Contact Details

Cell Phone:074 545 8256
Secondary Web Address:
Province:Western Cape

Profession Details

Media:Books, Newspapers, Internet - Website and Blogging, Consumer Magazines, Trade Publications, Social Media
Speciality:General, Travel, Legal, Business/Finance, Environment, Wildlife, Academic, Education, Culture, Sports, Profiles
Profession:Writer, Copywriter, Editor, Photographer, Photojournalist, Proofreader, Subeditor, Researcher


I am a freelance writer, published author and editor, based in Cape Town. I provide editing, research and writing services to government departments, NGOs, businesses, advertising agencies, educational, academic and general publishers, as well as individuals. 

I have a four-year BA. (Hons) degree in English, and a post-graduate Higher Diploma in Education.

I have 15 years experience in the following areas: 

            • Education - Teaching English as a first and foreign language 

            • Book publishing - Substantive (developmental) editing, copy-editing, proofreading, authoring, writing for accessibility, ghostwriting, e-publishing, desktop research 

            • Academic publishing - Editing, proofreading, writing for accessibility, Harvard style

            • Journalism - Magazine articles, interviews, newsletters, web copy 

            • Authoring - E-publishing and print

I write for both local and international publications and am the author of several books, including: 'Caught Out - Cricket Match-Fixing Investigated' (Random House, 2007); 'Pieces of the Puzzle: Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp –The Killing' (Art Publishers/Sunday Times, 2013) ‘Pieces of the Puzzle: Judgement Day’ (Art Publishers/Sunday Times, 2015).

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