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Nina Louw

Average rate
$40/hour
  • Joined October 2015

Specialist in creating engaging travel content and promoter of wanderlust. I am a freelance travel journalist, writer and blogger.

  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Nina Louw
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Services

Categories

Copywriting Content Email Public Relations Design

Experience

Summary

An enthusiastic globe trotter and travel writer striving to create engaging and delightful content. I have experience in copywriting for Journeyman Pictures, Nat Geo Kids, Getaway and Orms, and hold a Masters degree in English from Oxford University.

Work history

Penguin Random House SA
Intern
In September 2015 at Penguin Random House I did a copy-editing course and gained proofreading and copy-editing experience under the managing editor. I proofread second and third proofs of nonfiction books, and later edited first drafts of books.
Journeyman Pictures
Publicity Intern
I was an intern in the Acquisitions department at Journeyman Pictures in July. I did publicity outreach on social media platforms and did all the promotional copywriting for their upcoming documentaries.
Freelance copywriting
I write all the copy and the tagline for the Orms Photographic Tours website, which is currently on pre-release.
National Geographic Kids Magazine
Intern
Internship at NG Kids magazine in January and July 2013, where I did sub-editing and created magazine content. My article on Cape clawless otters was published in October 2013.
Getaway Magazine
Intern
I interned at Getaway magazine in July 2011, and July 2010 and learnt fact-checking, editing, magazine layout and magazine writing. My articles entitled 'Rome Top Ten' and 'Six of the Best Scenic Drives' were published in Getaway.
Africa Geographic
Intern
I interned at Africa Geographic magazine in June 2010 and learnt about magazine production and magazine writing with the editor.
Freelance copywriting
I wrote the copy for the new 'About' section for the relaunching of the Orms Direct website.

Portfolio

What I Would Most Like to Steal From the British Library

A light-hearted short piece on discovering Jane Austen's writing desk in the British Library permanent exhibition.

Rome Essentials: A Quick Top Ten

A short travel article on the top ten things to do in Rome. This piece was published in Getaway International.

Copywriting for Orms Photographic Tours website

I wrote all the copy for this website including the site slogan.

Copywriting for Orms Direct website

I wrote the copy for the new About section on the Orms Direct website, which aims to explain how Orms has evolved from a small photographic gear shop into a flourishing business.

Education

Accreditations

The University of Oxford
Master of Studies in English (1830-1914)
Stellenbosch University
BA Honours in English Studies
Stellenbosch University
BA Humanities majoring in English, Philosophy and Visual Studies
DSLR 1, DSLR 2, Photoshop CS6, Creative Flash and Macro photography part-time courses.
University of Cape Town
Copy-editing part-time course

Skills

Skills

copywriting Copyediting writing Photography Photoshop blogging journalism social media

Tools

Photoshop Wordpress Tumblr Word Lightroom InDesign FinalCutPro

Interests

Industries I love

Media Travel

What I read

National Geographic Magazine, The New Yorker, Granta Magazine, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast Traveller, The Economist. Too many books to list.