Tracey Bergsma

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Western Cape, South Africa
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High School:
Livingstone High School (Matriculated with Exemption in 1999)

Tertiary Qualification

Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Media & Writing; Film Studies and History – University of Cape Town (2000 to 2003)
This course encompassed a broad range of subjects such as Language and Society in South Africa; Writing & Editing in the Media; Die Afrikaanse Media; The Media in South Africa; Current Issues in Media Theory; Introduction to Politics; Economics (for non-specialists); Reading Film & TV; Anthropology and Media and Film; Origins of the Contemporary World; Religion, Conflict & Violence, among other subjects.

Additional Qualification

Short course in Magazine Journalism completed through City Varsity (July to September 2007) presented by Lucinda Jolly

Work Experience

Advertising Sales Executive January 2011 – Present
Highbury Safika Media

Business Manager of Preferred Suppliers September 2009 – December 2010
Cold Press Media, Cape Town

Advertising Sales Executive September 2006 – August 2009
Highbury Safika Media, Cape Town

Customer Service Advisor September 2005 – August 2006
Abbey PLC, Camberley, England

Waitress & Bar maid April 2005 – August 2005
Saye & Sele Arms, Oxfordshire, England

Customer Service Advisor November 2004 – February 2005
ABSA Bank, St George’s Mall, Cape Town

Waitress May 2004 – October 2004
Royal Dublin Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Saturday Teller 2000 – April 2004
Nedcor (NBS), Kenilworth Centre, Cape Town

Personal Profile
I am an ambitious individual with a consistently strong work ethic, an adventurous spirit and an unrelenting desire to succeed in all tasks delegated to me. I work well within a team and value other people’s contributions and opinions but am not afraid to voice my own and defend them in the face of opposition. I am a quick learner and take the initiative in finding solutions to problems that I am confronted with or things that I don’t understand.

Having completed my tertiary studies at the end of 2003, I spent the subsequent 3 years traveling and working abroad. This was a great learning experience for me both intellectually and socially. It was a period in which I established my independence as I was completely reliant on myself in every possible way. I was naturally exposed to various types of people and situations that I would normally not have encountered in my social circles in South Africa. Through this and having been reared in Cape Town during a period of great transition in South Africa’s history, I believe myself to be a tolerant and open-minded person, respecting all people’s differences and beliefs.

I am articulate in both written and spoken word.

I have excellent attention to detail.

I work well under pressure and am accustomed to working to deadline.

I am competent in Microsoft Office; Internet and Email.

I am passionate about traveling, experiencing new things and meeting people from all walks of life. One of my favourite pastimes is reading. I also enjoy socializing, watching movies, listening to music and writing.

Ettienne Jansen
Project Manager – Highbury Safika Media Tel: 021 416 0141

Candice Hendricks
HR/Accountant – Cold Press Media Tel: 083 599 2109

Sandra de Vries
Former NBS (Nedcor) Branch Manager Tel: 083 437 1279

Written references can be provided on request.
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