Team up with a specialist writer and researcher who has a background in the Western Cape's regional economies and save time when developing new information products. Marguerite Lombard has more than 20 years' experience working collaboratively with national companies, local businesses, start-ups, non-profits, local authorities, tourism offices and heritage consultants.
The Cape Winelands has a well-established export market for its deciduous fruit and wines. Agri-tourism is growing and the region's hospitality industry is ranked among the best in the world. An experienced copy writer can help SMEs to capitalise on local history and content to develop unique company narratives, develop their brands and avoid generic marketing information.
Academic reports, white papers, coffee-table books, research projects and web content
ACADEMIC EDITING Marguerite Lombard is an active member of the Cape Town chapter of the Professional Editors' Guild (PEG) and has worked as an editor for NKC African Economics - a member of the Oxford Economics Group (UK).
COPY WRITING Her writing experience has included newspaper articles, magazine articles, content for websites and brochures, wine labels and text for coffee-table books.
HISTORICAL RESEARCH Marguerite Lombard has collaborated with cultural historians to do research on the histories of the Drakenstein Valley's families, businesses, farms and historical buildings. She has experience in doing archival and genealogical research, and has also served as the chairperson of Paarl's private archive, the Drakenstein Heemkring.
She has a bachelor's degree in economics and business economics, with a post-graduate degree in journalism. She has more than 20 years' experience as a freelance writer and researcher.
Marguerite Lombard loves travelling, photography and good books. She is inspired by local history, eco-tourism, organic agriculture and minimalism.