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Lois Nicholls
Works at JournoNews.com
Attended Durban University of Technology
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  • Durban University of Technology
    Journalism, 1982 - 1984
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I'm a freelance writer, editor of JournoNews.com and author of 'Aussie, Actually' - A South African woman's memoir of migrating to Australia (published in Paperback, eBook (Kindle and Google Play) and Audiobook format).

If you're looking to transform your copy into crisp, concise, everyday language, I'd love to help. 

Outsource your written word to a newspaper and magazine journalist with over 20 years industry experience:

  • Skilled web copywriter and producer of compelling feature stories that capture an audience
  • Ability to produce clean, jargon-free web and print copy without verbose padding
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Accomplished interviewer
  • Strong capacity to engage and communicate
  • Experienced in a wide range of on-line and print publications.
My writing services include:
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Press releases
  • Website content
  • Interviews
  • Newsletters
  • Brochure copy
  • In-house magazine stories
  • Customer testimonials
  • Features
  • Humorous columns
Write Right!

International publications include:
  • Readers Digest - SA
  • Country Life - SA
  • Woman’s Value
  • London’s TNT travel magazine
  • The Sunday Tribune
  • Pretoria News
  • The Mercury
  • Fifteen - SA Rugby's official magazine.
Australian publications include:

Freelance articles published in The Courier Mail and Sunday Mail:

http://tinyurl.com/trinnyandsusannah
http://tinyurl.com/belovedcar
http://tinyurl.com/growoldgracefully
  • Independent Newspaper - SA
  • Australian Longwall Magazine
  • Good Health & Medicine Magazine
  • Country Style
  • The Courier Mail
  • Sabona Magazine.
Bio
  • Born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Grew up in Howick, a little country town which has auspiciously positioned itself as ‘The Hub of the Midlands’
  • Never imagined living in Australia and was hopelessly unprepared when my husband and I left the comfortable bosom of family and friends in South Africa to emigrate Down Under in 1997
  • Home is now Brisbane, Australia where I live with husband, three children, Tarna, our golden retriever, 12 chickens and Dexter the cat!
  • Have written a memoir about my migration experience and what it's really like living in Australia - www.aussieactually.com
  • Editor of www.journonews.coman online mag­a­zine des­ti­na­tion for engag­ing content covering talented peo­ple, memorable places and dynamic busi­nesses around the world
  • When I'm not writing, I enjoy reading,  gardening, cooking for family and friends, walking, travel and unearthing  quirky treasures in junk shops.
Bragging rights
Can juggle 3 balls and love giving old pieces of furniture a new lease of life using plenty of elbow grease and bee's wax!
Work
Occupation
Independent freelance writer, author and editor
Employment
  • JournoNews.com
    Editor, 2009 - present
  • Lois Nicholls Writing Services, a division of Impact Unlimited
    Independent Freelance Journalist, 1994 - present
  • The Mercury
    Columnist for Woman's Weekly and Feature Writer, 1991 - 1993
  • Personality Magazine
    Feature Writer, 1988 - 1991
  • Zululand Observer
    News Reporter, 1986 - 1986
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Talented chef, Julia Matusik, shares her journey from country market stall to home-baked haven in Brisbane's thriving Kenmore @juliaspantry http://goo.gl/TEvTih
Kenmore cafe, Julia's Pantry, provides home-baked fare, catering and seasonal produce featured on the menu. Cooking classes are run by owner, Julia Matusik.
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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA — Author, Deborah Kirsten’s autobiography, Chai tea & Ginger Beer was penned from her unique experience as the wife of international cricketer and coach, Gary Kirsten. A sought after motivational speaker, Deborah lives in Cape Town with her husband and three children. She reveals some candid gems with JN. http://goo.gl/BB31yQ
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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA—The beleaguered Pete Evans of paleo persuasion might just have an ally on the far-flung side of the world.  
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Recent Customer testimonial brohures I wrote for Mark Spicer, Partner at Axis Investment Centre - http://goo.gl/GcXs4x
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BRISBANE, KELVIN GROVE—There’s been a fair amount of curiosity from passers-by in the tree-lined suburban block where a two-bedroomed wooden house has been taking shape over the past eight months ... http://goo.gl/5GbxpL
A newly built wooden cottage constructed from the world’s densest woods - Darwin stringy bark from Napranum, Cape York, is turning heads in Brisbane's leafy
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The best advice her grandparents gave her was … do what you like in life. http://goo.gl/0HDdEe
Architectural engineer, Laurence Humier works as a designer, providing services and products in industrial design, communication services and education.
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The G20 leaders may have been better off visiting the City Tabernacle Baptist Church for a rather more honest and sobering take on where the world is at.
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Luxury Africa takes a sumptuous slant on ‘going bush’ with its bespoke, high-end service and insider knowledge of the top safari spots in Africa. Owner, Patrick Siebel chatted to JN. http://t.co/GO7cEgnUgT
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Blog Post I recently wrote on Sourcing furniture by @niccifreeman- Sunshine Coast Beach House Project http://goo.gl/pUd19d  
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Recent Blog Post I wrote for my good friend, Nicci, owner of Nicola Claire Interiors - Sunshine Coast Beach House project - http://goo.gl/Fyw2ti 
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Anyone out there share Jessamy Owen's sentiment? 
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If she wasn't a consumer writer, she'd be a forensic investigator ...http://goo.gl/R2AKh1
Award-winning consumer writer, Wendy Knowler, is a columnist for Times Media and presents Consumerwatch on East Coast Radio. Journonews caught up with her.
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