Colliers Corporate Communications

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Experience

Writing and Editing

Des has significant experience in big advertising agencies, in publishing, and as a freelancer. 


Trading as Colliers Corporate Communications since September 2012, Des recently completed contracts for the Liberty Life Own your life Rewards programme (Johannesburg), as well as a set of Reading Activities and an Educator's Guide for Grade 7 - 9 FAL (CAPS curriculum) for Voices in Africa (Cape Town). He also did copy writing and proof reading for Clarity Communications (Cape Town) and various corporate documents for Siyafunda Training (Port Elizabeth).


Prior to that, Des worked as a copy writer for various agencies including: Wilsenach, Key Advertising, Plato Healthcare, McCann, BBDO and Fletcher Shelton. He has also worked as a field promoter for Maskew Miller.


Des has an English Honours Degree from Rhodes University, Diplomas in Education and Project Management, and Certificates for OBE, Assessing and Moderating.

Variety

Des has written:

  • Above the line advertisements for radio, television, and print
  • Web page content
  • SEO articles
  • English textbooks (CAPS Curriculum)
  • Management training manuals
  • IT system manuals


Publications:

  • Teachers' Poetry Guide (1983, Maskew Miller)
  • Youth Novel Reading Activites, and Educators' Guide, FAL, Grade 7 - 9 CAPS (2012, Voices in Africa)
  • Business English Communication Course: The benefits of using Plain Language in a financial environment (April 2014)

Awards
  • Busca creative advertising award (Plato Healthcare)