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Memoirs of A South African Freelancer chronicles the unique journey of Lia Marus, the South African Freelancer. Get to know Lia as she chats about her favourite things both in her work and social life.

As a writer, the most important relationship you'll ever have is with your copy editor. Why do I say this?   I Am Both a Copy Editor and Writer   I've worked with many writers over the years who've written everything from books to magazine and newspaper articles. I've...

Today, I was priviledged to attend a behind-the-scenes sneak peak of #Madex17 and #Markex17. This was kindly arranged by Jodene Shaer of Chat Factory.   This agency is the official social media partner of this exhibition. Amid the flurry of last-minute stand-building, other social media influencers and...

An academic editor is, very simply, an editor who edits academic texts. These pieces of writing can range from theses and dissertations to journal articles and assignments from students. Editing for academic writing is not simple. There are a lot of issues that you need...

With the boom in content marketing that has been experienced over the last couple of years, the term 'content editor' has been on the top of everyone's minds. This is because the content editor is the person who is the cornerstone of a company's content marketing...

When you graduate from university, the first thing that you're asked is: "So what are you going to do with your life?" If you're anything like me - with a love of communication, the English langauge and an analytical mind - you will immediately be thinking...

'Ethics', as a general term, refers to the role that moral discourse plays in an individual's life. The term 'legal ethics' refers to the rules the legal profession abides by. In this article, I'll discuss Aristotle's view of legal ethics as virtue ethics. I'll also...

Journalist Tiffany Madison had the following famous words to say about editing: “While writing is like a joyful release, editing is a prison where the bars are my former intentions and the abusive warden my own neuroticism.” Unfortunately, this is the sentiment that many people...

It was a very normal Wednesday afternoon - sitting and working at my fave coffee shop office Dolci Café. And then I got the phone call from my favourite Zoman Justin. He offered me two tickets to #JoziWineRoute that night...

I've had an up and down day. Story of my life as someone being in a freelance role. It started off with me trying to rush an editing job for a client and failing dismally because I was in such  a hurry and it has ended off with...