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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.

A couple of days ago, I had two things on my mind. One: I had to finish my last LLB assignment for the semester. 2: I needed to get out of the house - fast! So, I packed my books into the back of my car...

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about editing clients' expectations of the editor, specifically in terms of some people thinking that we editors will wave a magic wand and transform their documents into the tone and style that is expected. Editing dissertations and theses is...

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about editing clients’ expectations of the editor, specifically in terms of some people thinking that we editors will wave a magic wand and transform their documents into the tone and style that is expected. In other words, rewriting the work. Editing...

Hodges in the Colony in Craighall Park is one of the cornerstones of the neighbourhood. And there are a number of good reasons why. Being someone who works from home, I often feel the need to get out of the house and find somewhere else to...

One of our favourite things to do after we've seen a show at the Joburg Theatre is to go and have a drink at Stages. This has always been a lovely, chilled - out venue where you and your party can sit and discuss the show...

"I am not disabled - I have a disability." These words, emphatically stated by Hiten Bawa at last week's 4th Annual Disability Conference - presented by Progression in association with TDCI - are still ringing in my ears. For me, this was one of the...

Despite being a restaurant chain, Col Cacchio has managed to keep the individual flavour of their restaurants without your dining experience ending up feeling like a fast food joint. For example, I've always felt that their branch in the Blue Bird Shopping Centre has quite...

As an editor, one of the challenges that one is often faced with is the extent to which one should edit a person’s work. Should one only correct the grammar and typos or is it permissible to rewrite sections of the text? What is the...

As an editor, one of the challenges that one is often faced with is the extent to which one should edit a person's work. Should one only correct the grammar and typos or is it permissible to rewrite sections of the text? This is a difficult...

Last week, my mom suggested that we meet for lunch at Patisserie de Paris in Blairgowrie. Always enthusiastic to try somewhere new, I readily agreed. Oh boy - am I glad that she suggested this delight! Tucked away in a small shopping centre behind the Engen...