Vanessa Swanepoel

Vanessa Swanepoel - Designer

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

An aspirant author who earns a living designing, writing and editing anything from websites to books. Project management and advice.

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Over the last 30 something years I have worked in the media industry as a strategic planner, designer, writer and marketing consultant. For the last 16 I have focused more on web design, social media marketing services and my own information portal approached by author Harvey Tyson to assist him in publishing his "last" 3 books, I have turned my hand to self-publishing and stopped doing anything except this and overberginfo. I manage the entire process from assisting the author to achieve milestones, to editing, typesetting, proofing, and getting the book to print.

I also hope to be able to classify myself as an author (rather than aspirant writer) after participating in this year's NaNoWriMo!

I am available to help others with advice, book cover design, proofing and typesetting.
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences

Work experience

General Manager

January, 2013 – Present (almost 8 years)

Art Teacher

Hermanus Art Centre
January, 2001 – December, 2001 (11 months)


March, 2000 – Present (over 20 years)

Marketing Consultant

November, 1999 – October, 2000 (11 months)

General Manager/Designer

Vivid Outdoor Media
January, 1995 – October, 1999 (over 4 years)

General Manager/Strategic Planner

BBC Nash Advertising & Marketing
January, 1994 – December, 1994 (11 months)

General Manager/Designer

April, 1990 – December, 1993 (over 3 years)

Accounts Executive

Radio 702
January, 1988 – March, 1989 (about 1 year)

Marketing/Follow Spot Operator/Actress

Market Theatre
February, 1986 – December, 1987 (almost 2 years)

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