Gillian McAinsh

Writing

editing

(& a bit more)

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” — Jack Kerouac


“A word after a word after a word is power.” — Margaret Atwood

Editing is about more than where you place a comma or preposition. It’s about taking stodgy text and polishing until the words zing and flow.


And, if you don’t understand it, it needs editing.

Who says it’s hard to get published? There’s a big difference between editorial and advertising, and it helps to know the tricks of the trade when you want to pitch your product, story or big idea to those hard-to-get-hold-of editors. 

I live in Gqeberha, the coastal city formerly known as Port Elizabeth, on the south eastern tip of South Africa. When I’m not working or spending time with family and friends, you’ll probably find me swimming in the open waters of Algoa Bay - this is dolphin country!

Every picture tells a story, especially in the visual world of the 21st Century. Instagram is where I go to get snap-happy with photographs and video clips, and I love to mess around with graphics in Canva.

So, now you know what I do, drop me a mail, a DM, a WhatsApp or voice note, there are so many ways to chat today, whether you live in South Africa or elsewhere.

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