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Damaria Senne works as a writer, producing copy for a number of business, government and NGO clients, as well as magazines. Types of copy include books, web sites, blogs, advertorial copy, case studies, news articles, profiles, press releases and features.
She is currently managing the publishing process for 12 educational books for a mainstream publisher. This includes commissioning writers, reviewing and doing quality control on the manuscript, fielding editorial queries and basically managing the project up to printing.
Previous projects include the OneLove regional website for SOUL CITY and the SHUKUMISA web site, a 26-partner national campaign which looks at how the social justice systems deals with rape in South Africa.
She has previously worked for INTRINSIC MEDIA where she developed copy for NGO, corporate and media clients.
Before that, she was a senior journalist for ITWeb, a media house, writing for BRAINSTORM, a monthly ITWeb magazine, iweek, the weekly magazine, INFORMATICA, ITWeb's Cape Town-based publisher of annual guides to carefully selected topics within the technology space, as well as the ITWeb online portal..
Before ITWeb she worked as a communications manager for five years for CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION SOUTHERN AFRICA and the Non-Profit Partnership.
Damaria Senne has also worked for the TOWNSHIP AIDS PROJECT and PROTEC, where she was materials developer and the now defunct UPBEAT, where she was a writer.
She volunteers for READ SA, a national campaign which aims to encourage South Africans to read and to be well-read. The campaign is run by writers, editors, publishers and readers.
Book publishing credits include:
- How to get quoted in the media - Damaria Senne Media - 2011
- Boitshoko – Heinemann South Africa – 1996
- The Doll That Grew – Macmillan SA - 19993
Her published works include English in Our Lives teachers guides grades 7, 8 and 9 and Let’s Use English teachers guide grade 8 for Heinemann, and Learning Arts and Culture Can Be Fun learners and teachers guides grade 5 for Nasou via Afrika.
She published six supplementary readers through Cambridge University Press, including both fiction and non-fiction.
She has edited the Oxford University Press publication Starting Your Own Business in South Africa 11th Edition, contributing the chapter on women in business. She contributed poems to Wo(ban), under the Arcane imprint. Nolly Books published her first romance novella in 2010.
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