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Hourly Rate: R 350 ph

30 years experience


About Marlon

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I am currently a judge for the South African Publications Forum's Annual Publication Competition 2020. Additional Highlights: • Published author of Children’s and Parenting books. • Leading parenting columnist on various online websites. • Host of a parenting TV Show on DSTV’s Learning Channel. I am an accomplished individual who has obtained over 30 years invaluable experience as a Writer, Journalist, Editor, Communications, Marketing and Public Relations professional at various high-level established companies such as Senwes (Agrigulture), Hinterland (Agri-Retail), M-Net (Television), M-Web, Prodist (Machinery), Air Liquide (World’s Leading Gas Company), SABC News, Clientele Life (leading Insurance Network Marketing company), Gensec (property division of SANLAM), Comztek (Computer Software Distribution), the European Union, SAPA (South African Poultry Association) and many other companies in a freelance capacity. Thanks to my varied experience I am comfortable writing about any subject and welcome new challenges. Positions Held: • Freelance Consultant: Communications, Event Management, PR and Marketing for Various Clients: Air Liquide, Total SA, Standard Bank, Randburg Football Club and Comztek (2008 – 2011) • Managing Partner of BMT Creations (September 2006 - October 2008) • Marketing Manager at Social Housing Foundation (January 2004 - August 2006) • Publicity Manager at SABC2 (December 2003 – December 2004) • Manager: PR and Communications/Marketing Manager at Clientèle Life (August 2002 - October 2003) • Communications Consultant at Gensec Property Services (February 2001 - July 2002) • Key Accounts Manager at MWeb (December 1999 - January 2001) • Programme Publicity Manager at M-Net (December 1988 - December 1999) • Radio News Reporter at SABC Sea Point (February 1986 – to November 1988) Note: My hourly rate covers briefings, viewings, editing and research. Copy is billed at R3 per word.

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