Christa D.

Christa D.

Cape TownSouth Africa
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Experienced Writer, Editor, and Researcher

Hello, and good to meet you! SKILLS WRITING, EDITING, PROOFREADING: I have extensive experience as a bi-lingual (English and Afrikaans) journalist/reporter, copywriter, editor, and proofreader in various media, and on different platforms, viz: - blogs, - web content, - reviews, - newsletters, - magazines & newspapers, and - précis. OCD-lite ensures that I submit copy-edited work that is usually perfect on the first delivery. Especially for large projects, I enlist the help of a qualified copy editor/proofreader at my own cost. I am knowledgeable in basic SEO and can apply the principles effectively. Please peruse my Upwork portfolio for examples of my online-published work, and a few clips of magazine and newspaper articles. RESEARCH, COPY EDITING & PROOFREADING: I do most of my research online, making use of reputable academic (i.e. peer-reviewed) resources, and specialized search engines. My attention to detail serves me well as a copy editor. Without killing your writing style, I aim to gently nudge your work to perfection. I have experience in proofreading academic articles, reports, and papers, and am familiar with the major citing styles, viz Harvard/APA, Chicago, Vancouver, and Oxford. SPECIALIZATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION Specializations include: - complementary healthcare and medicine (esp. cannabinoid Rx), - nutrition, - mental health, and - language education. My experience in professional content writing, copy-editing, and researching in all of these areas is extensive. EXPERIENCE Medical Writing, Editing, CPD questionnaire creation, and Proofreading: From 2011 to 2013, I worked full time at a South African multimedia publishing company for medical publications (E-Doc). My duties included, but were not limited to: - writing articles, reviews, and précis; - reporting on healthcare news; - attending and reporting on key events in the fields of national healthcare management, nursing, general practice, and pharmacy; - proofreading general medical practice, neurology, and dental journals (online and print); - creating online CPD questionnaires for ANJS (African Journal of Neurological Sciences), and - serving as the acting editor of a healthcare management magazine (HMR Africa). Nutrition and Complementary Medicine & Therapy: I ran my own biofeedback (SCIO) practice from 2004 - 2008. During this time, I completed numerous training courses in: - biofeedback therapy, - micronutrition and supplementation, - homoeopathy, and - various complementary/alternative health modalities. TRAINING AND EDUCATION I completed several courses via MOOC platforms, viz: - Introduction to Google Search Engine Optimization: an online, 4-week course learning basic Google SEO, presented by the University of California, USA. (Coursera, 2015) - Making Sense of Health Evidence: a 4-week course about the evaluation and understanding of medical research, studies, and trials, presented by Cardiff University, UK (FutureLearn, 2015). - Nutrition and Wellbeing: a 4-week course dealing with the importance of good nutrition for general wellbeing, presented by Aberdeen University, UK (FutureLearn, 2016). - Introduction to Forensic Science: a 6-week course looking at the principles and practice of crime scene investigation, presented by the University of Strathclyde, UK. (FutureLearn, 2017). - Start Writing Fiction, an 8-week course focusing on character development as a means to write fiction, presented by The Open University (FutureLearn, 2017). QUALIFICATIONS - BTech degree (4-year Higher Diploma) in ECD & Foundation Phase Teaching, 1991 - 1994, College of Education at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I passed with six distinctions, majoring in English, Afrikaans, Pedagogics, Biology & Physiology, and Geography. - English Literature II, 1997 - 1998, University of SA (UNISA). - I completed most modules towards a correspondence diploma in Journalism, 1998 - 2000, Intec, SA. - Preliminary TEFL certificate, 2000. I’m also a single parent, sole breadwinner, and therefore probably a superhero. Since you've actually read this far, you're definitely a hero too. I'm looking forward to meeting you!
May 30, 2022 - Jun 14, 2022

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Dec 20, 2021 - Dec 27, 2021

"Excellent writer"

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Feb 1, 2018 - May 15, 2018

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Jan 19, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018

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Rating is 4.85 out of 5.
4.85 Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 18, 2018

"fantastic job!"

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 19, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017

"Really, really excellent work."

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017

"An outstanding freelancer!"

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May 28, 2017 - Jun 6, 2017

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 May 23, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017

"Always a pleasure working with Christa. Great writing, and fast turn around!"

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 May 11, 2017 - May 18, 2017

"Very happy with the quality of writing. I'll be back for more!"

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Christa D.

Christa D.

Cape TownSouth Africa
Job Success
Top Rated
40
Total Jobs
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Experienced Writer, Editor, and Researcher

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Hello, and good to meet you! SKILLS WRITING, EDITING, PROOFREADING: I have extensive experience as a bi-lingual (English and Afrikaans) journalist/reporter, copywriter, editor, and proofreader in various media, and on different platforms, viz: - blogs, - web content, - reviews, - newsletters, - magazines & newspapers, and - précis. OCD-lite ensures that I submit copy-edited work that is usually perfect on the first delivery. Especially for large projects, I enlist the help of a qualified copy editor/proofreader at my own cost. I am knowledgeable in basic SEO and can apply the principles effectively. Please peruse my Upwork portfolio for examples of my online-published work, and a few clips of magazine and newspaper articles. RESEARCH, COPY EDITING & PROOFREADING: I do most of my research online, making use of reputable academic (i.e. peer-reviewed) resources, and specialized search engines. My attention to detail serves me well as a copy editor. Without killing your writing style, I aim to gently nudge your work to perfection. I have experience in proofreading academic articles, reports, and papers, and am familiar with the major citing styles, viz Harvard/APA, Chicago, Vancouver, and Oxford. SPECIALIZATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION Specializations include: - complementary healthcare and medicine (esp. cannabinoid Rx), - nutrition, - mental health, and - language education. My experience in professional content writing, copy-editing, and researching in all of these areas is extensive. EXPERIENCE Medical Writing, Editing, CPD questionnaire creation, and Proofreading: From 2011 to 2013, I worked full time at a South African multimedia publishing company for medical publications (E-Doc). My duties included, but were not limited to: - writing articles, reviews, and précis; - reporting on healthcare news; - attending and reporting on key events in the fields of national healthcare management, nursing, general practice, and pharmacy; - proofreading general medical practice, neurology, and dental journals (online and print); - creating online CPD questionnaires for ANJS (African Journal of Neurological Sciences), and - serving as the acting editor of a healthcare management magazine (HMR Africa). Nutrition and Complementary Medicine & Therapy: I ran my own biofeedback (SCIO) practice from 2004 - 2008. During this time, I completed numerous training courses in: - biofeedback therapy, - micronutrition and supplementation, - homoeopathy, and - various complementary/alternative health modalities. TRAINING AND EDUCATION I completed several courses via MOOC platforms, viz: - Introduction to Google Search Engine Optimization: an online, 4-week course learning basic Google SEO, presented by the University of California, USA. (Coursera, 2015) - Making Sense of Health Evidence: a 4-week course about the evaluation and understanding of medical research, studies, and trials, presented by Cardiff University, UK (FutureLearn, 2015). - Nutrition and Wellbeing: a 4-week course dealing with the importance of good nutrition for general wellbeing, presented by Aberdeen University, UK (FutureLearn, 2016). - Introduction to Forensic Science: a 6-week course looking at the principles and practice of crime scene investigation, presented by the University of Strathclyde, UK. (FutureLearn, 2017). - Start Writing Fiction, an 8-week course focusing on character development as a means to write fiction, presented by The Open University (FutureLearn, 2017). QUALIFICATIONS - BTech degree (4-year Higher Diploma) in ECD & Foundation Phase Teaching, 1991 - 1994, College of Education at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I passed with six distinctions, majoring in English, Afrikaans, Pedagogics, Biology & Physiology, and Geography. - English Literature II, 1997 - 1998, University of SA (UNISA). - I completed most modules towards a correspondence diploma in Journalism, 1998 - 2000, Intec, SA. - Preliminary TEFL certificate, 2000. I’m also a single parent, sole breadwinner, and therefore probably a superhero. Since you've actually read this far, you're definitely a hero too. I'm looking forward to meeting you!
May 30, 2022 - Jun 14, 2022

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Dec 20, 2021 - Dec 27, 2021

"Excellent writer"

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Feb 1, 2018 - May 15, 2018

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Jan 19, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018

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Rating is 4.85 out of 5.
4.85 Jan 3, 2018 - Jan 18, 2018

"fantastic job!"

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 19, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017

"Really, really excellent work."

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 13, 2017

"An outstanding freelancer!"

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May 28, 2017 - Jun 6, 2017

This feedback has been removed

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 May 23, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017

"Always a pleasure working with Christa. Great writing, and fast turn around!"

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 May 11, 2017 - May 18, 2017

"Very happy with the quality of writing. I'll be back for more!"

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Content refreshing and SEO editing of acne articles
Content refreshing and SEO editing of acne articles
Writing and Editing Cannabidiol (CBD) and Cannabis Health Articles
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