Beth Howell

Membership Number: SAF00748

Contact Details

Work Phone:0845840113
Home Phone:0845840113
Cell Phone:0845840113
Web Address:
Province:Eastern Cape
Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Radio, Advertising, Books, Newspapers, Internet - Website and Blogging, Public Relations, Consumer Magazines, Trade Publications, Voice artists, Social Media
Speciality:General, Travel, Health, Consumer issues, Environment, Humanitarian, News, Wildlife, Academic, Education, Humour, Columnist, Culture, Food, Profiles, Fiction, Property, Training, Voice Artist, Technical writer
Profession:Writer, Copywriter, Editor, Trainer/Lecturer, Proofreader, Subeditor, Project Manager, Researcher, Social Media Expert, Copyeditor, Journalist


A freelance media specialist, copywriter, copy editor and journalist with more than 20 years’ industry experience, Cooper Howell produces tight, clean copy to deadline on any topic, for any market, at affordable rates.


Currently working on editorial, corporate, publishing and advertorial commissions across several media platforms, she writes, proofreads, edits and researches quality content for:

  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • books (print and online)
  • PR companies
  • websites
  • start-ups
  • Individuals/small-to-medium business owners
  • social media
  • corporates and communication companies.

A news editor and senior correspondent before turning freelance in 2005, Cooper Howell's background and qualifications in news journalism give her the edge in supplying creative, well-researched, fact-checked, top-notch copy with a speedy turnaround time.


Heavyweight clients include Times Media Group (The Herald), The Caxton Group (Living & Loving, Food & Home), Media24 (Fair Lady, Your Baby, Your Pregnancy, True Love), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong ), BBC Online, Wits Business School Journal, Top 500, airline publishing (Indwe, Sawubona, AbouTime) Top Performing Companies and several communication companies, corporates and PR contracts.

Her long-running weekly lifestyle column, Woman on Top, appears as part of the Bay Voices series on


An experienced sub-editor with a BA Honours degree in English Language and Literature (UNISA) and a BA degree in Journalism and English (Rhodes University), Cooper Howell accepts commissions for copy editing and proofreading in the following mediums:

  • books (print and online)
  • brochures
  • advertising copy
  • corporate publications/flyers/events
  • blogs
  • annual reports
  • websites
  • social media projects


Cooper Howell has written and published a non-fiction book and also developed and ran a successful journalism course for an online college.

Her updated journalism course will be launched in 2017.

Cooper Howell has worked as an English high school teacher and has a keen interest in progressive education.


Contact Beth Cooper Howell to discuss your next project : (0)84 584 0113

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