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I am looking for a position in communications, advertising or publishing as an editor, proofreader or copywriter. I am also open to editorial or HR positions.


I am a vivid communicator with an eagle eye when it comes to attention to detail. I have 14 years consolidated experience in the advertising, media and corporate communications industries. My skills range from content and copywriting, editing and proofreading to departmental staff and project management.

Additionally, I am trained in industrial labour relations and completed a 10-month's internship as part of an accredited employer's organisation. I was also recognised for academic excellence from the CWU School of Business in 2009. I cope well under pressure and enjoy the hype of working to tight deadlines.

At the same time, I also have a creative side that comes out in my freelance endeavours. I am looking for new opportunities and a position I can excel and grow in. I am very adaptable and work well with all kinds of people. My best personal attribute is balancing being cautiously diplomatic while still being assertive at the same time. I also have an extensive portfolio available on request if needed. I am interested in new opportunities in the communications or human resources industries.

?Proudly South African Homegrown Award, CSI Champion of the Year - Clover Mama Afrika
?PRISA Prism Awards - Silver Award, Use of Internet: Big Blue Makhulu Polane Campaign
?SA Publication Forum - Finalist, Best Newspaper: In Clover
?SA Publication Forum - Excellence in Communication: In Clover
?SA Publication Forum - Second place, Best Sustainability Report: Clover Mama Afrika
?SA Publication Forum - Second place, Best Once-off Publication: Fast Favourites Clover Recipe Book

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) entrusted me to copy-edit and proofread their annual report for two consecutive years. This position is tendered and competed for yearly. Only highly skilled and language practitioner specialists were considered for the position.
The position had to be circulated due to pressure from government tender regulations.*

Project Type: Academic Editing
Capacity: Accredited Academic Editor
Project Name: Jung and You - Scholarly Psychoanalysis Publication
Publisher: Individual Jungian Publishers
Author: Frederik N Huysamen
Number of Pages: 161
Project Status: Published in 2016



Current Occupation: Freelance Ad-Hoc Communications Consultant
Company: The Omnus Consortium trading as Proton (Corporate)
Job Description:
?Advising on communication strategy and executing creative and art direction. Writing/rewriting/editing content for maximum return on investment in terms of commercial advertising and gaining exposure to meet PR targets. Undertaking quality control of all marketing assets: print, radio, television and online advertising and marketing collateral.

Date: 01/09/2016 - 14/06/2020
Position: Previous Head of Proofing Department and Senior Proofreader (Previous Team Leader)
Company: Copperfield Studios (Subsidiary of King James/Hirt and Carter)(Advertising)
Job Description:
?Managing and coordinating a team of proofreaders (3-5). Prioritising workload, including proofreading, editing and translating advertising collateral for the Pick n Pay retail account.

Date: 01/06/2015 - 31/08/2016
Position: Editor/Copywriter and Journalist/Proofreader
Company: Paxley Media (Media)
Job Description:
?Sub-editing for factuality, legality, conceptual soundness, newsworthiness and to exact word count to accommodate layout. Senior Journalist on main features and cover stories as well as Afrikaans translator for all copy collateral.

Date: 14/10/2014 - 31/05/2015
Position: Editor
Company: Avon Justine (Corporate)
Job Description:
?Managing overall editorial execution and excellence of publications. Proofreading and reviewing two marketing brochures of 200 pages each monthly.

Date: 01/07/2014 - 30/09/2014
Position: Quality Assurance
Company: IT School of Innovation (IT Education Corporate)
Job Description:
?Checking all epubs against client's approved copy. Proofreading all epubs for consistency and interactive functionality. Proofreading and checking Afrikaans epubs copy against English copy.

Date: May - August 2012 and 2013*
Position: Annual Report Editor and Project Manager
Company: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)(Government Corporate)
Job Description:
?Copy editing and proofreading as well as project management of all research and financials for the HSRC Annual Report.

Date: 02/03/2010 - 27/06/2011
Position: Copy Editor/Proofreader/Copywriter/Translator
Agency: Communication Station (Advertising)
Job Description:
?Editing and proofreading copy before and after being placed into layout. Sub-editing copy to fit layout specification. Translating advertising collateral from English to Afrikaans.

Date: 30/08/2008 - 31/12/2009
Position: Editor
Agency: Skymedia (Publishing and Media)
Job Description:
?Develop editorial strategy and calendar for the print and online editions. Take responsibility for final product and edit related publishing products. Develop the editorial content in the related website (new contributors, sources of information, primers etc.).

Date: 16/08/2007 - 30/06/2008
Position: Proofreader/Translator/Content Writer
Agency: Black Khaki Advertising (Advertising and PR)
Job Description:
?Checking all final artwork against client's briefs and corporate identity for quality control. Proofreading all final artwork for accuracy before sending to client and/or printers. Translating advertising copy from English to Afrikaans and vice versa.

Date: 01/02/2007 - 31/06/2007
Position: Proofreader/Translator/Content Writer
Agency: MGM Advertising (Currently Rebranded to Humankind)(Advertising)
Job Description:
?Proofreading all final artwork for accuracy before release to client. Translating advertising copy from English to Afrikaans and vice versa. Content writing of long copy.


Remuneration:R15000 to 28000 Negotiable
Education level:Masters
Have own transport:Yes
City:Cape Town
Job level:Senior

Posted on 30 Jul 16:53, Closing date 31 Dec

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