Gwen is the only Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) in Botswana, a member of SAFREA and SASJA, a sub-editor for BizCommunity and the author/editor of three books on Conference & Events Planning. She freelances for Independent Newspapers and other SA media. She offers training in all her specialities.
Freelancers Writing Services is a communications consultancy, committed to providing a professional, competent and measurable communications service to its clients.It offers scribe and reporting services for government and commercial conferences and workshops. It also has access to teams of reporters for parallel sessions and can edit and produce proceedings and has extensive experience in providing such services for the medical, environment, construction, transport and general industry events.
Gwen Watkins formed a PR partnership in September 1988, offering the full gamut of PR services to SADC countries from media liaison, marketing positioning, branding, external and internal communication strategies to event planning. She is the only Convention Industry Council's Certified Meeting Professional (CMP®) in Botswana and one of 23 in Southern Africa. Gwen is currently the senior freelance features writer for Business Report & Independent Newspapers and a freelance sub-editor for BizCommunity's Media & Marketing and Retail newsletters.
She has been a freelance features writer for both trade, technical and consumer publications since 1993. She is an author/editor of three coffee table books for government departments and three textbooks for conferences, events and exhibitions.
She is a member of the Oversight Exco of Southern African Freelancers Association (SAFREA), a member of the South African Science Journalists' Association (SASJA) and a services chapter member of the Northern Territories branch of SAACI (Southern African Association for the Conference Industry).
Last week’s media preview of District 9, the new South African sci-fi film, left most of us quite shattered. Not expecting such a performance or to be so engrossed, the film may draw on recognised genres but it delivers the shock and uncomfortable recognition that Paul Verhoeven used to deliver. [video]