Gillian McAinsh

 ★★★★★

Writing | editing | content creation | media liaison

ABOUT

AWARDS

Vodacom Journalist of the Year  

(Eastern Cape)  

•    Print News (2017) 

•    Consumer Journalism: “The voice of the voiceless” (2011)


QUALIFICATIONS

•    MA Clinical Psychology,  UPE

•    BA Honours, Unisa

•    BA English and Psychology, Rhodes University

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QUALIFICATIONS

•    MA Clinical Psychology,  UPE

•    BA Honours, Unisa

•    BA English and Psychology, Rhodes University

Hi! I’m Gillian McAinsh, a freelance writer, editor and content creator.  


I do more than write: projects since going freelance in 2019 (after decades in the newspaper business) have included planning and implementing multi-media publicity strategies, presenting writing workshops, creating and editing content for several university publications, designing graphics and animations, taking photos and shooting video for clients’ social media channels … and then there is ghost writing, blogging, social media management and administration, proof-reading and mentoring. I enjoy it all!

PORTFOLIO

Examples of published work

SPAR Women’s Challenge, a 16 to 20-page tabloid supplement in The Herald, 2017-2019

National Arts Festival Spotlight, a 12-page daily tabloid over 10 days, 2018 and 2019

Media  releases (print  & online)

Corporate newsletter  items

Graphic design

Multimedia

1-million+ views

My short video of a penguin release at Sanccob (then Samrec) in 2016 went viral on the HeraldLIVE Facebook page, with more than 1-million views

(More  on request)

CLIENTS

… what clients say …

5/5 would recommend. Enlisting Gillian's enthusiastic and professional assistance calmed my nerves as she crafted a path into the market that worked. People want more of this event because of her ability to engage.” - Steven Lancaster, ONE12run

Gillian is a seasoned, talented professional with impeccable writing and editing skills - and that’s just for starters. Her sharp eye for detail (a rarity in today’s slap-dash copy editing space), makes her an obvious and guaranteed asset on any project.” - Beth Cooper-Howell, Woman on Top

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