I’m a freelance journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. While I cut my teeth as a content producer and travel writer at Traveller24, I am passionate about all sorts of storytelling - from constructing a well-worded tweet to putting together user-friendly copy for corporate websites.
Content Writing & Editing - Whether you're looking for web copy, blog posts, wording for press releases/advertorials, image captions, newsletters... you name it, I've got you covered.
Social Media Management - Let me take care of your social media channels to ensure that your followers receive the most relevant and engaging updates that will keep them coming back for more. This package includes planning and execution of any online campaigns/competitions you may be interested in running.
Journalism - Incurably curious, I leave no stone unturned in my search for a good story. Although I tend to focus on travel, conservation and wildlife, my interests stretch far and wide, enabling me to find intriguing nuggets of information wherever I go.
I am 100% bilingual and can offer all these services in both English and Afrikaans.
In my spare time, I like to pour some heart and soul into a variety of side projects to keep my creativity on top form. The two I am currently focusing on are:
Slow Drive - An independent coffee table magazine aimed at capturing the emotion and experience of travel. Printing is an expensive business, so each new volume is super limited edition and only put into production once the last copy of the previous volume has been sold. We do, however, regularly update the blog with our own stories, as well as those of outside contributors.
Peregrina - A personal blog where I like to share family stories, funny anecdotes, emotional musings and the odd 35mm photograph or two.
#Peregrinapreloved - An online shop born out of my own love for thrift-shopping. All #Peregrinapreloved items are vintage/second-hand and lovingly sourced from all corners of Cape Town, the Western Cape and South Africa.
For examples of my work, check out my portfolio below and get in touch via email!
– Gabrielle Zevin
Making Your Own Perfume with Essential Oils - Faithful to Nature
Exploring Karkloof with the Boy from the Wild - Traveller24
Opportunity knocks for UCT student’s scholarship to Yale - UCT Research Office
Easy Squeezy: an asthma device for children and the aged - UCT Research Office
The politics of water - UCT Research Office
The unexpected appetites of predators in the Karoo - UCT Research Office
Introducing Beata Mtyingizana, new director of IAPO - UCT Research Office
A prestigious P rating awarded to Sarah Fawcett - UCT Research Office
Another win for H3D as Kelly Chibale achieves A-rating - UCT Research Office
Yoshi reg vir die wye wereld - Die Burger: Buite
4 Outdoor adventures you simply must try in Limpopo - Traveller24
Meet the makers of the Ribola Art Route - Traveller24
What happens when there's no water left? - Cape Town Partnership
Tuning the Vine: rediscovering Cape Town's streets through its #innerCityWineRoute- Cape Town Partnership
Beating loneliness with the art of serendipitous design - Cape Town Partnership
Best bet for Cape Town's urban food security? Informal Trade - Cape Town Partnership
Afrikanist in Motion: Cape to Dar on public transport - Cape Town Partnership
Braamfontein to Joburg what Woodstock/East City is to Cape Town? - Cape Town Partnership
How urban gardens are helping the homeless - Cape Town Partnership
5 Safari breaks just beyond SA's borders - Traveller24
The strange tale of Cederberg's caffeinated baboon - Traveller24
Struisbaai se liefling: Pylstert verwerf roem na ontvoering - Die Burger: Buite
Join in SA's cutest celebration: National Alpaca Day - Travelstart
Stilbaai se skaapwagter - Die Burger: Buite
Unique Cape getaway harnesses the healing power of horses - Sunday Times Travel Magazine
The Great SA Road Trip - Travelstart
Flower Spotting - Nightjar Travel
10 Rarely Seen Creatures to Tick Off Your Wildlife List - Nightjar Travel
The classic Kruger fry-up - Slow Drive
8 things to love about the Explorer’s Garden Route - Traveller24
SANParks undiscovered - Garden Route - Traveller24