“To survive, you must tell stories” – Umberto Eco

katepicHi, I’m Kate Ferreira. I am a creative, reliable, and resourceful freelance journalist and writer, with extensive experience in News media and content creation.

I have been freelancing since early 2013. Some of my clients include Business Day, the Financial Mail, Woman & Home, the Credit Bureau Association and Vodacom now!, among others. I am based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Before freelancing, I held the position of news editor for a weekly celebrity news and fashion magazine, Grazia (South Africa). I have also worked as managing editor for the radio station websites of a major media company, and in financial journalism as the online editor and student supplement magazine editor for the weekly Financial Mail (FM).

During my time at Flow Communications, I created website copy, press releases, and blogs, as well as running social media campaigns on Twitter and Facebook, editing simple HTML, writing news articles and SEO copy. I have experience in media monitoring and web analytics reporting for clients. I have also worked as a copy editor and photographer for several publications and websites, both here in South Africa and in the UK.

I hold a bachelors degree in journalism and media studies from Rhodes University (completed 2005), and completed my Masters in Journalism at Wits University (in 2016).

I enjoy writing on a variety of topics but have a particular passion for people, entrepreneurship, development, innovation and technology, creativity and travel, and have focused my career on pursuing these content types. I work well within a deadline-driven environment and have strong sub-editing skills.

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I am a full member of the Southern African Freelancers’ Association (Safrea)

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