What I do

Academic Writing Seminar | Editing | Graphic design | Software training | Writing

I want to bring my professional ability to benefit South Africa.

I am an expert at working long-distance via the internet. I’ve been doing publishing, layout, and design for 25+ years and have taught the professional design programmes online to the global community for 15+ years. So I know all the tips and tricks and work very fast and wisely. I do presentations about social media and write and edit for many NGOs and education-oriented organisations.

For my complete CV, please go to Linkedin.

Software Training

As *layout artist* I know the ins and outs of quality typesetting, and because I teach I know all the tips and tricks of laying out fast and accurately. I specialise in speed. As *software trainer* my strengths are that I work in the industry and I know what students need to know for production and for job interviews. I teach with wit and enthusiasm and I am an enthusiast and an enthralled keeper-upper-of-software-cool-features. I have designed and taught my own courses in Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and internet and social media marketing. I have taught for 10 years, both online and onsite classes.

I offer training on Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. I have taught the professional design programmes online and have done onsite training in Johannesburg and Pretoria and environs for 15+ years. I do presentations about social media and graphic design principles and offer tips and tricks in Microsoft products while I am about it. And a phone. I love apps too, and anything internet. I am software savvy and can teach it all.

Layout and Design

Because I use the programmes, I am a teacher who CAN do.  My parents were in the book publishing business and worked on mainframes, later moving over to MacIntosh. So, I was born with a mouse in my hand. I am second generation,  trained by apprenticeship.

I am a layout artist, graphic designer, and webmaster who takes pride in layout and website design. I am an expert at working long-distance via the internet. I’ve been doing webmastering, layout, and design for 25+ years.

Writing Training and Editing

My parents also studied languages and were editors themselves. The rule during my apprenticeship was, never correct anything until you have checked the rule. Especially when editors contradict each other. I have been exposed to many editors over the years and have written blogs, books on English for the schools, my own manuals, and other learning material.

I write poetry and love to edit other people’s work into readable easy-to-understand English. I also do writing training. I have an easy tailor-made writing course individualised for each trainee. If you are worried about your ability to write, you should let me have a look to see if you could do a few simple things to make writing easier for yourself. 

For my complete CV, please go to Linkedin.