Left2Write was founded by two friends who share a love of reading, writing, wine and
Living in Stellenbosch and Pretoria respectively, Left2Write has become a way of sharing their appreciation for the written word as well as the perfect platform to put a bunch of different skills to the test. Eternal students with diverse interests and professional experience, the founding friends of Left2Write are serious about the work they deliver, and not too much else.
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OUR SERVICES OFFERED
Carefully crafted content can make people engage with you, buy your product or use your services. We deliver content that connects, communicates and convinces your target audience. We do website content, blog writing services, search engine optimisation (SEO) and article writing.
Postgraduate study and academic research can be daunting. We offer professional and effective academic editing services that can help ensure that you deliver work of the highest quality. We provide editing, proofreading and substantive editing services for theses and dissertations. We also provide Journal paper editing services that ensure compliance with the norms of academic writing as well as adherence to formatting and referencing guidelines.
Are you submitting a manuscript or planning to self-publish? We offer editing and proofreading services in order to ensure that your content is grammatically correct, that it flows and that your message is consistent. Our resident editor has been sought out to provide reader reports for a number of manuscripts and we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver illuminating commentary.
We understand that businesses and professionals do not always have the time to write and edit all written internal and external communication. We proofread, edit and write corporate documents such as company profiles, presentations, tenders, reports, newsletters, press releases, business plans and marketing materials.
A good translator not only knows how to convey the tone and overall message of the original text, but also, importantly, its essential spirit. Get in touch if you require English and Afrikaans translating services.
Social Media Management
Regardless of the industry, your customers are using social media. We can help make sure that you keep them engaged and connected through social media management strategies. These strategies can increase brand awareness and give your company a voice. Contact us to implement this powerful marketing tool.
Left2Write is proud to have been chosen to assist Iluminar Productions in their initiative to take acclaimed music theatre production Korreltjie Kantel to the Netherlands and Belgium. Since its inception, Iluminar Productions has been involved in the organising of numerous shows and in the development and/or management of a variety of music theatre productions including Korreltjie Kantel, Her Blues, My Miriam Makeba Story, Essence of Spring (album launch and concerts), Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Bowie Baroque – all of which has had successful runs at the Woordfees, KKNK, Suidoosterfees, Kalfiefees, Aardklop, Innibos and Freestate Arts Festivals. Korreltjie Kantel is an enigmatic musical performance, unique and impactful in nature. It has received standing ovations and rave audience reviews. This Afrikaans production is about the love affair between poet Ingrid Jonker and author André P Brink. Performed at a variety of festivals, with original music nominated for Best Contemporary Album at the 2018 South African Music Awards, the creators plan to take the production abroad.
Left2Write has been responsible for all communication and materials related to fundraising initiatives, marketing and promotional campaigns for Korreltjie Kantel.
As a freelance journalist, Nadine has written for a vast array of magazines. Some of these publications include the very prestigious Afrikaans magazine, Insig; multi-award-winning magazine Bravo! and the monthly kykNET Digital Magazine (contributor for all the editions under the editorship of Carien Loubser from Brainwave Productions).
Nadine is a published writer. Her short-story was one of 25 stories selected out of 323 to be part of the 2019 Woordfees short-story collection, Jonk launched on 1 March 2019.
Since 1994, Nadine has published various articles; press releases and/or photographs in newspapers such as Beeld, Die Burger, Eikestadnuus, and Rapport. Some of her photographs have been used in a Dutch glossy magazine called Poëziekrant.
As the opinion’s manager for the Afrikaans online literary magazine, LitNet, Nadine did daily copy-editing and proofreading of letters and opinion pieces. This position also entailed writing two daily editorials. She is still a regular contributor – writing reviews, running their Instagram-page during the Woordfees (2018 and 2019) and writing articles.
Yvonne has also contributed to the Afrikaans online literary magazine LitNet. The piece is titled: “Die politiek van die estetiese in ’n postkoloniale konteks – menswaardigheid en vryheid van uitdrukking in die debat rondom Brett Murray se skildery The Spear: ‘n Etiese feministiese kritiek”.
CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS
Two of the most renowned Cancer Awareness Campaigns in South Africa, Journey of Hope and Cancer.vive, employed Nadine as their media manager for their respective motorbike rides in 2010 and 2011. This included normal PR, liaising with media, taking photos, daily updating of blogs, writing press releases, conducting interviews and being the assistant director of the documentaries.
WRITING, EDITING & TRANSLATION
Nadine has done countless writing, editing and/or translation jobs for a variety of companies. This includes web designers, builders, site developers, well-established financial consultants, Van der Byl Bergh, a travel agent called Global Travel Alliance and award-winning blogs such as The Good Holiday, to name but a few.
JAN VAN RIEBEECK HIGH SCHOOL
Petrick was the communications manager for Bloemhof Girls’ School in Stellenbosch for five years and since 2016 she has been holding a similar position as marketer and communications manager at Jan van Riebeeck High School in Cape Town. Writing, PR, photography, media liaising, social media management, compiling of yearbooks and prospectuses and graphic designing etc. is part and parcel of this job.
STELLENBOSCH LAW REVIEW
As an academic, Yvonne has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journal articles. Her work on women in the political sphere is particularly notable. (“What would my mother say? Refusal, forgiveness and the subjectivity of South African women” De Jure 46 2013(4) 727-741, “Reflections on legal education and radical intellectual equality” Acta Academica 47 2015(3) 19-33, “Thinking two worlds into one: The ‘distribution of the sensible’ and women’s renegotiation” Stellenbosch Law Review 24 2013(3) 528-537). Her doctoral thesis introduced the work of French political philosopher, Jacques Rancière to the South African legal and political landscape.
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
As part of her responsibilities as a senior lecturer, Yvonne has edited, proofread and reviewed countless journal articles, papers, essays and postgraduate works.
Left2Write offers competitive rates in terms of the latest SAFREA guidelines.
"her creative input is invaluable"
Nadine from Left2Write has been my go-to person for years when it comes to checking my own blog posts, articles, and other content. I trust her with any language issues. She has a keen eye for mistakes and her creative input is invaluable.
"fast, efficient and professional"
Working with Left2Write is always a pleasure because they are fast, efficient and professional. They will find a solution for your content needs, no matter what! They are my first choice when it comes to writing, editing and translating anything and everything for my various educational projects. It is also a big privilege to have them sponsor any work that needs to be done at the Stellenzicht Leesprojek, an Afrikaans initiative that motivates school kids to read.
Project Coordinator of Stellenzicht Reading Project
"the support and service provided was beyond good - it was excellent"
Good service is always an expected measure in a professional environment. However, this is often not the case, so when outstanding service does come about it should be revered. Left2Write was introduced to me at a moment when I really needed language support urgently. Suffice it to say the support and service provided and services rendered was beyond good – it was excellent. Thank you!
"delivers work efficiently and meticulously"
Dr Yvonne Jooste holds a Masters and doctoral degree in legal philosophy and is a highly experienced former academic. I enthusiastically recommend Yvonne at Left2Write for any academic editing, proofreading and formatting needs. With her advanced academic training, Yvonne knows exactly what is expected. I have complete trust in her ability to deliver work efficiently and meticulously.
Dr Joel Modiri
University of Pretoria
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