Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor with a passion for people & their stories (check out Passing Stories). She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry. You can check out her work here and here. Contact Ilse through her website here.
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Current employment

Freelance writer and editor
Mergon Foundation


Group Editor: Motoring | ICT | Logistics
1 Feb 2017 - 1 Jul 2018
Copywriter & Content Strategist
Grapevine Interactive
1 Oct 2015 - 1 Apr 2016
Editor: Marketing & Media Africa
1 Jun 2013 - 1 Jan 2015
Deputy Editor: Marketing & Media South Africa
1 Jun 2012 - 1 Jun 2013


Travel Writing & Tourism, Wine Writing, Writing, Editing, Proofreading & Copy-Editing, Translation, Profile Writing, Journalism, Interviewing skills, Motoring Journalist


BA Communication & Media
Year completed:2009
Education level:Degree
Institution:North-West University (NWU PUKKE)
Location:Potchefstroom, South Africa
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