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My background

My work comes mostly via word-of-mouth, and I work mostly on retainer yet also on an ad hoc or a project basis.

 

An experienced language practitioner, I hold a Bachelor and an Honours in Philosophy, both from Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

 

I’m fluent in English and Afrikaans, and have some proficiency in Portuguese, French and Dutch.

 

I started my professional life as a proofreader and technical writer. What followed was editing, translation, copywriting, PR, feature articles, search engine optimisation, one-page proposals and screenwriting.

 

I have worked as a freelance and full-time writer, for agencies as well as clients.

 

I started my professional life as a proofreader and technical writer. What followed was editing, translation, copywriting, PR, feature articles, search engine optimisation, one-page proposals and screenwriting.

 

My interests include:

 

American football

Anthropocene

anti-corruption

architecture

art

blockchain

the bottom of the pyramid

building community

cinema

cognition

commemoration

the commons

congruence

current affairs

decision-making algorithms

digitalisation

diversity

the Doomsday Clock

ecological overshoot

ecosystems

energy

engaged scholarship

fake news

family businesses

flow

football

framing

gender

humanism

humour

idea analysis and evaluation

Industry 4.0

initial coin offerings (ICOs)

innovation

intangibles

integration

intuition

legacy

makers

maturity

mortality

music

narrative

open source

privacy

procedural justice

public ledger

R&D

regeneration

renewables
resilience

resilience/antifragility

reversing cost externalisation

small/tiny homes

smart government

SMEs

social businesses

stand-up comedy

stigma

systems

theatre

trust

turbulence

water

(super-)wicked problems