Completing studies in journalism (and later public relations, and marketing management), I started my career in 1995 as the editorial assistant at a women’s magazine and subsequently stumbled through sheer ignorance and the bravery of youth into the broader communication field – still with a preference for writing.


I have worked for government departments as communication officer and editor; in the private sector as consultant to organisations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF; in a parastatal as media coordinator, aiming to advance the understanding of science and technology; and for the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – first as Editor, then Senior Manager: Research Communication, and finally as Group Manager: Strategic Communication. I left that position to pursue a career as independent writer and communication specialist where my creative and strategic thinking abilities can find expression in a wider selection of specialities and genres. I am a member of the South African Freelancers’ Association.