I am an ordinary woman living in the Winelands of McGregor in South Africa. My husband and I live in an alternative technology house with our cats. At the moment, there are three: Tiger Pearl (aka Princess Pearli), Gandalf the Grey and Rambo, the Ginger Bruiser’s thug who’s actually a toasted marshmallow.
What I do now
I am a writer, part time VA and cook for the local market. Courtesy of Covid-19, I am constantly reinventing myself. I am a gig worker. For a patch early in 2021, took on an almost full-time role as lead of content and research for a boutique brand and marketing agency. Sadly they had to downsize and I have returned to offering services – relating to English, research, and writing, as well as limited social media and content management.
I take on a freelance gigs:
- For businesses
writing copy for anything from social media, blogs and leaflets to business plans, streamlining systems and procedures for succession and compliance purposes
building and maintaining simple WordPress sites, designing uncomplicated leaflets and flyers.
- For individuals
I will troubleshoot: when you can’t get an answer, give me the story.. I will write the letter or email you need to get action.
For more including a link to an online portfolio, go here.
Destination McGregor, provides an ever broadening digital window on McGregor, a village nestled between the Riviersonderend (River without end) and Langeberg (long) mountain ranges of the Western Cape winelands in South Africa.
What I did then
I ran an education and training management consultancy for more than 20 years. With the advent of the Internet and broadband, I was able to work with clients in both South Africa and abroad. I could successfully maximise time and costs for all concerned. Consultancy services specialised in project conceptualisation, policy analysis, systems development, quality assurance and compliance as well as the creation of learning materials. Over the years, clients included tertiary education institutions (local and international), sector education and training authorities (skills boards), private companies, government departments and donors, as well as grassroots community organisations.
You will find out more about my credential and other involvements here.
If you’d like to be in touch…