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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.

The term ‘editing’ can be very misleading as many people understand a lot of different things by this.   For example, if you were to perform a Google search for ‘editing’, approximately 469 000 000 results would be returned in a matter of seconds. The first entry from...

[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="671"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]It's an unfortunately true, but sad fact, that negative thoughts are easier to latch onto than positive throughts are. If you're anything like me, negative self-talk is your constant companion. (By the way, if you're interested, I recently came...

Michael is the supervisor of a group of computer programmers who are developing a certain computer program. They are all employees of Peach Software (Pty) Ltd. They plan to launch this new product on 14 January. The issue of the copyright, in this system, is...

[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]The facts of the Mutual and Federal Insurance Co. Ltd v Oudtshoorm Municipality case (Oudtshoorn Municipality Case):   The owner of a light aircraft crashed into a pole immediately outside the boundary of the Oudtshoorn aerodrome. (The aerodrome was owned by the...

For as long as I can remember, Starbucks has been the ultimate in coffee. Every single movie I’ve ever watched has always had at least one scene where one of the characters is holding a Starbucks coffee cup. Although we have excellent coffee shops in...

I once went to an introductory talk on social media. The presenter started off by likening Twitter to a virtual cocktail party. Just as at a cocktail party you join groups and chat for a minute or two and – if you don’t hit it...

In this article on insurance I shall define:   Indemnity insurance, Non-indemnity insurance, and The difference between these types of insurance.   With indemnity insurance, the insurer undertakes to indemnify the insured against loss. The purpose is to restore the insured to the position that he was in before...

I am a bit of a fiend on Twitter. What this means is that I identify people who have interesting things to say, I add them to lists and regularly retweet them. One of these people is @JoziStyle. This blog features the most interesting, must-attend...

Academic writing - be it for journal articles, theses or research reports - is a special art and skill that takes time to master. Unfortunately, I've seen many writers of these works who have not been taught the finer aspects of how to approach this...

I've been asked - many, many times - what the secret to my freelance success is. The truth of the matter is that my career as and editor freelancer didn't soar overnight. There were - and still are - teething problems that I have to...