January 2009 - present
Freelance - Desktop publishing, proofreading, WiX website designer, virtual assistant, social media management
Work includes designing research templates, layout and proofreading of investor reports and presentations, editing and proofreading government tenders and proposals, layout and design and proofreading of accounting textbooks (from concept to final print), converting accounting textbooks into e-learning modules for internet access, annual/ interim results presentations, designing and maintaining websites using WiX, training potential new DTP staff, formatting high-end proposals, creating stylesheets and proofreading standards, setting up social media accounts and managing them, e-publishing books on Kindle and assisting clients telephonically.
I also sometimes teach English online to speakers of other languages.
Free Food* Diner & Takeaway: Responsible for all design, the creation and maintenance of website and social media accounts, maintenance of POS system, and day-to-day virtual assistance (telephone, email and TeamViewer). When I am in Johannesburg, I also take orders and serve customers when I am at Free Food* as well as stand in when the owner needs to run errands.
Packages used: Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Visio), InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, TeamViewer, SmartTrade POS, Yoco POS, Social Media (Facebook, Instagram), Skype
(Power User of all the above)
Microsoft Office training
Adobe CS (Basic-Intermediate)
Adobe Acrobat Pro (Advanced)
WiX website designer
TEFL/TESOL qualified teacher
On-line English teacher
2010 - present
Part-Time, Contract, Freelance, Retainer
2009 - present
Work includes designing research templates, editing and proofreading government tenders and proposals, layout and design and proofreading of accounting textbooks and investment banking research documents (from concept to final print), converting accounting textbooks into e-learning modules for internet access (using MS Powerpoint and Articulate Engage), annual/interim results presentations, redrawing maps and diagrams (either in MS Powerpoint or Adobe Illustrator), drawing basic and intensive organograms (in MS Visio), and training new DTP staff/personal assistants.
Teaching English to speakers of other languages.
2010 - present
Deutsche Securities (Pty) Ltd (Deutsche Bank)
August 1996 - December 2008
PC Based – Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint, Visio
Financial Packages – I-Net Bridge, Bloomberg, DB Value Guide, Datastream
Worked with 16 Top 5 Analysts in the Equities Research team (Industrials, Financials, Strategy, Economics and Quantitative). Publications, Presentations, Visit Notes, Internet Administration including submitting research to Bloomberg, FirstCall and I/B/E/S. Design document templates, product support, help Editor supervise junior DTP staff, train junior DTP staff. Edit and proofread publications and presentations. Liaise with Compliance.
Pastel Software (Pty) Ltd (now Softline)
December 1990 - July 1996
PC Based – Microsoft Word, Doc-To-Help, Paint Shop Pro, Corel Ventura, CorelDraw, Perform, Pagemaker
Handled all in-house design and layout of software and training manuals, product brochures, leaflets, newsletters, logo design and price lists, from conceptualisation to repro and printing. Converted product manuals into on-line Help files. Compiled indexes for all software manuals. Trained and supported staff on Microsoft Word and Doc-To-Help. Rewrote all departmental procedures and maintained in-house procedure manual. Maintained Pastel’s Home Page on the internet.
Galley Publishing Systems
January 1989 - May 1990
PC Based – Ventura, Pagemaker and CorelDraw
Worked under the guidance of Charl Durand learning design and layout of Which? Publications and desktop publishing principles. Also designed letterheads, business cards, invitations, menus and brochures for other bureau clients.
Townsend Girls High School, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
1981 - 1987
1985 - GCE Ordinary Level (UK)
English, French, Mathematics, Geography, History, Physics & Chemistry, Biology
1986 - GCE Advanced Level (UK)
English, French and History (Did not write examinations as parents relocated)
Member of the school Choir
Won an award for the Best Student of the English Language
Member of the school Basketball Team
Member of the school Computer Team
Wrote programs in BASIC aimed to help students learn the French language
Member of the school Toastmasters Club
Bulawayo Junior City Council
Held the position of Public Relations Officer
Main duties included liaising with the media, fund-raising, organising the Miss Teen Queen competition and representing the youth