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Rob H.

Average rate
$35/hour
  • Joined July 2016

I am a writer with legal and television news backgrounds. I understand high pressure situations, tight deadlines, accuracy and veracity.

  • Graffignano, Province of Viterbo, Italy
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Rob H.
Graffignano, Province of Viterbo, Italy

Services

Categories

Copywriting SEO Content Email

Experience

Summary

After qualifying in Law, I joined the television industry to become a writer. Jobs were scarce and I ended up in the technical area as a director. To satify my writing ambitions, I started freelancing part-time. I have written copy for all types of media.

Work history

Cirtech EDA
Freelance writer
For 7 years I wrote content for Cirtech EDA's website, email campaigns and submissions to trade magazines. I also acted as a ghostwriter for the CEO. This included white papers and articles about circuit board design and manufacture.
eTV
Technical Director and News Producer
As a TD, I headed up the technical crew responsible for the live nightly broadcast of three bulletins. AS producer, I was responsible for compiling the bulletins, sub-editing stories and writing breaking news stories off the wires.

Portfolio

Home or Away?

An article written for Cirtech EDA posing the question of whether it was better to have printed circuit boards manufactured in Sout Africa or have the designs sent to China and have them manufactured off-shore. This item was ghost written for the CEO of Cirtech EDA

SpinalMap

An ebook I authored aimed at raising awareness of spinal cord injury and what people living with SCI face on a daily basis. The aim was to promote communication through understanding. It was published on Smashwords and distributed to all the major online bookstores thourgh them.

SA: Not Just a Cheap Labour Pool

Ghost written for CEO of Cirtech who wished to express his dismay at a trade deal between the Far East and South Africa which was of no benefit to the South African electronics industry. All the essential parts were imported, leaving SA to cheap labour to assemble the product.

Education

Accreditations

University of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Bachelor of Law

Skills

Skills

B2B marketing blogging communications press proofreading public relations video production corporate communications content creation copywriting

Tools

Google Analytics Yoast

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours and evenings

Commitment

  • Can work 35hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year

Interests

Industries I love

Animals & Pets Health & Wellness Media PR & Communications Photography Travel

What I read

News sites: CNN, BBC etc. Blogs, Websites on specific topics, Biographies and Travel books

Side projects

SpinalMap ebook and a personal photography project on the ancient towns in Italy

Ideal team

Small teams with a flat management structure where everyone is free to do their best work and operate as an expert in their field. Work best with people who feel free to comment on areas other than their own and are able to accept input from others.