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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 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...

When Jodene Shaer announced on her Facebook profile that she had a discount voucher from Zomato to give away, I didn't hesitate - I quickly put up my hand and asked for it. Had I checked where the restaurant was, I probably wouldn't have entered...

We have known Full Stop Cafe since it started off life on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst in its small yet quaint premises. Owing to the popularity of this very versatile restaurant, new (and bigger) premises were sought. It's now found its home on the bustling...

Tei Avon in the Victory Park Shopping Centre is one of our favourite restaurants on Johannesburg. Why? Well, there are a number of reasons. Attention to detail The moment you sit down, you are presented with a selection of bread sticks - which they make by...

I've just read a very interesting article on Forbes, which was written by Dorie Clark, entitled How to become a Successful Motivational Speaker. In it, she speaks to professional speaker, Chris Widener, about his tip tips to becoming a professional speaker. In this article, he doesn't...

In the life of any freelancer - especially if you are a woman - feelings of guilt are bound to overcome you,  at one stage or another. Are you spending too much time on your work at the expense of your relationship with your partner?...

This past Friday, my husband came home after work and announced: "Get dressed: I'm taking you out!" Knowing better to ask where he was taking me, as he likes to surprise me, I asked: "So, how should I get dressed?" "Smart casual," he replied. And...

I am very privileged to be on the new media list for the Joburg Theatre. As part of this amazing bunch of people, I am invited to all the new shows that are put on at the theatre. On Thursday evening last week, my husband...