I’m just Meneesha; a down-to-earth Virgo with an honest streak that may not always be welcome. A wordsmith who draws on over 20 years of print and online experience as a journalist, I put my heart and soul into my work and offer a wide range of online and editorial services.
My strengths are attention to detail, efficiency, and empathy and I promise to use my efficiency and knowledge to help you reach the goals you have set out for yourself.
I apply this to these fields:
WordPress website/blog setup, with training if required.
Social media services, content creation and basic SEO.
Writing for websites.
Online work – curation, project management, strategy.
Training – a range of editorial and online modules are available. I tailor my courses to suit your needs.
Five years as the Online Editor at the Daily News is one of my biggest accomplishments in my career. I was responsible for conceptualising and developing the newspaper’s website and social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. After five years at the helm, the Daily News’s online presence was one of the largest in the Independent Media stable. By 2016, when I left the newsroom, the Daily News’s Facebook page had nearly 12 000 engaged followers and 7 500 on Twitter.
Twelve years editing experience on the Daily News’s print editions as well as its online platforms. That has allowed me to hone my skills in cutting stories, pulling together many agency stories, and page layout in print and online.
Two years as a freelancer has meant I am my own boss, running my own business.
I combine a passion for creating good content with a yearning to understand and control the technical aspects of my trade. I have taught myself several content management and time management systems to work efficiently and impart that knowledge on the people I work for.
I build WordPress websites and dabble in coding.
I have done several courses on SEO, social media and content marketing.