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Tom Learmont

Your friendly ghost writer
Category:
Writing / Editing / Translation
Article Writing/Editing, Book Writing/Editing, Creative Writing/Editing
Industries:
Education, Media, Advertising, Publishing, Entertainment, Other
Experience:
Over 20 years
Location:
Northlands, Other  South Africa
Employees:
1
Work Onsite:
No
Description:
Currently I'm freelancing as a ghost writer and editor, both line and structural, for private clients.  This year I have edited four novels and  ghosted two projects  under non-disclosure agreements: a 60 000 -word mystery romance for a US publisher and a 32 000-word biography for a South African celebrity.  I am listed as a freelancer by PASA (The Publishers Association of South Africa).  Born in Scotland, I hold a BA (English) from the University of London.   I have many years experience on national dailies and weeklies  as a self-employed rewriter, sub editor, editor, proof reader, script writer and leader writer. I  freelanced for the South African Daily Sun and Sunday Sun papers for 14 years. During this time I wrote serials for them, including "Sporo the Striker", and the interactive "Umashaya".  I scripted the strip cartoon "Umlilwana -- the story of a racehorse"  for Sunday Sun, which ended in July 2018 after 122 episodes.  In 2016  I  finished a 12-year spell as fiction editor of DRUM magazine. I have a substantial publication record in international  features and fiction, including short stories.  My novel "After the Eclipse" won the Sanlam Literary Award, and the New York version of my "Rogue Male -- sex and survival for the newly single man" is now available on Kindle.  My political satire column "Digitus Impudicus" ran in "Focus", the magazine of the anti-apartheid Helen Suzman Foundation. My aim as a freelancer is to deliver satisfaction as soon as possible. I'm fast, versatile and accurate, with a sense of humour.  I refuse to work for essay mills or blog content mills, because I believe in doing the best job possible for a reasonable return.

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Bids:
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Skills:
MS Word
   
8
Excel
   
6
Scrivener
   
8
Eidos Methode
   
8
Lightroom
   
7
Documentary Phot...
   
9
Editing
   
10
Fiction
   
10
Ghost writing
   
10
Rewriting
   
10

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