Member Spotlight – July 2021

Member Spotlight – July 2021

Member Spotlight – July 2021

Member Spotlight – July 2021

by | Jul 19, 2021 | Member Spotlight

by | Jul 19, 2021 | Member Spotlight

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Lynne Gadd-Claxton is a joyful and positive person who wants to have a positive impact on the people she interacts with. She is a hard worker and usually love what she does, which motivates her to do her best.  

Please tell us more about what you do and how long you’ve been a freelancer. 

I am employed full-time for the non-profit CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation as the branch manager in Qqberha Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). I am a qualified journalist but had the opportunity to work for an NPO after graduating, and I never left. Good penmanship is vitally important for any business, even more for the NPO sector. We are required to get our message across as clearly and concisely as possible, hooking our readers into supporting our cause. I like to think of myself as a freelancer, although I don’t have many opportunities to freelance. I have been a member of Safrea for over two years and love being able to serve on Safrea’s Eastern Cape regional committee.

What does a day in your life look like? Where/how do you find inspiration? 

A day in my life is ordinary in that I go to work for my employer from 7.30am till 4pm which means I deal with supporters, beneficiaries and staff. However, I am the chair for the Eastern Cape South African Council for English Educators (SACEE) and I volunteer for Safrea’s Eastern Cape regional committee, which requires some after-hours dedication.  I would love to be proofreading and editing more. I find joy in assisting others with putting their best work forward.

What advice do you have for other freelancers?

I am probably not the best person to give advice to other freelancers as I am not a fulltime freelancer but what I would say to anyone – be a positive influence on everyone you come into contact with. Be kind and forgiving, more now than before. I have always lived by the quote, “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go” and that is what I try. Try to be positive, joyful, your best – just try!

How long have you been a Safrean, and why are you a member of Safrea?

I have been a member of Safrea since 2019. I have recently renewed my membership. I find that being connected to a group of like-minded individuals has value. It is an opportunity to collaborate, gain knowledge and network. If you are not a member of Safrea, then what have you been waiting for?

What is your work/life motto?

I mentioned it before, “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.” Be the positive influence in someone else’s life!

Preferred Contact Details.

My email address is lynneclaxton@yahoo.com