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Senior Copywriter

Enjoy expert editing and writing services that will significantly boost the profile and marketing of your business. I am a highly-skilled journalist and copywriter with over 13 years of experience in writing, copywriting and editing. I am highly proficient in producing general copy, editing and proofing, including press releases, web copy, SEO articles, journalism articles, email campaigns, business proposals, speeches, advertorials and other copy. Visit for further reference or contact Guy Copans on 082 664 6964 or email moc.liamg@snapocsyug.




Cartrack, May 2017 - May 2020
Duties: Compiling copy for internal and external newsletters, external marketing material, press releases, social media posts, blogs, opinion pieces, and drafting copy for internal communications to employees. I also edited web copy, releases, internal documents, and various other general copy. In this role, I gained invaluable experience writing a variety of editorial for a large corporate company.

Osiris Trading, August 2013 - April 2017
English Copywriter
Duties: Writing mailers (emails), web copy, social media posts (Facebook and Twitter), blogs, unique articles, SEO copy, game reviews, and other general copy. During my employment, I refined my copywriting and online marketing skills, utilising creative and marketing-oriented writing techniques. This experience refined my knowledge and skills related to modern marketing, copywriting and e-commerce. I also had to closely interact with a broad range of people and divisions across the company and worked according to strict deadlines.

PR WORX, January 2010 - July 2013
Internal Journalist
Clients: Anglo American, Anglo Platinum, Nashua Limited, 1time Airlines, Tintswalo Property Group, TCB Group, Scooters Pizza, Maxi's, Sandwich Baron, and Tupperware

Duties: Writing articles, press releases, speeches, internal communications, editing documents, editing website copy, and providing general copy. Whilst creating this copy, I had to work to tight deadlines, and utilise research, creative thinking, and persuasive writing. During my employment, I developed a unique insight and understanding of corporate ethos, brand intelligence, and market trends.

Smartbox, a UK-based gift experience company, April-May 2009 (temporary role)
Duties: writing creative texts for themed catalogue books, with titles such as 'Adventure Sports', 'Tastings', and 'Lazy Sunday'. This writing helped develop my lateral thinking, research capabilities, and creative writing abilities.

Creamer Media, January 2007-February 2009
Duties: Employed as a Staff Writer for Engineering News, a publication focused on engineering, business, and general economic issues and Mining Weekly, a publication focused on mining-related issues. During this period, I wrote stories on a variety of subjects based on specific themes, such as Aerospace, Food and Beverage, Climate Change, Welding, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Heavy Minerals Mining, and Pumps.
Achievements: 2008-2009 - After 11 months as a features writer, I was promoted to a staff writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly. This new role encompassed writing news-related stories, with pressurized deadlines, as I had to write two stories for each publication per week, as well as Cover Stories on a monthly basis. The Engineering Cover Stories focused on major issues, such as technological innovations (solar energy) and current economic stories (the oil crisis), while the Mining Cover Stories delved deeper into mining issues such as safety, and mineral prospects.


Remuneration:R35 000
Education level:Degree
Have own transport:Yes
Job level:Senior

Posted on 04 May 11:07


Guy Copans
082 664 6964

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