Selome Payne

Freelance Poem Writer & Translator

Location:Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
2 Skills
My writing journey began in 1996, at the age of 12. Between 2000 and 2003 I had published in 8 different anthologies with the Poetry Institute of Africa and the Christian Poetry Association. Other accolades include various coporate and calender-event performances: Grahamstown Arts Festival, PE Summer Arts Fair, Heritage Day Jazz Festival, Nelson Mandela Bay 2010 Countdown, to name a few. Poetree Publications (est. 2011) is a company with diverse dimensions; offering juristic persons and individual writers self-publishing opportunities, hosting stage productions developed by young writers involved in the Meet Me By The Poetree © program as well as freelance writing services. I have since expanded my credentials from poetry and creative writing to all other genres. These include copywriting, editing and proofreading, transcription, script writing and concept writing. SWEET Centre (Spoken Word Events, Entertainment and Training, est. 2008) is a small events company that offers event planning and execution, from conceptualizing and mapping to providing all necessary equipment, decor and/ or entertainment. Workshops are run for school groups and literature circles who are keen on developing their writing skills.

Company Director/ Writer/ Publisher, Poetree Publications; South Africa, Present
Self-publishing and Producing
Freelance Writing, Meinschreiber Services, October 2011 to present
Translations, Copywriting, Editing and Proofreading, Transcription and Dictation
Freelance Services, Scripture Union Algoa; Port Elizabeth, July 2010 - May 2011
Sponsorship Procurement, Proposal Writing, Media Liaison
Company Director, SWEET Centre; Port Elizabeth, South Africa - 2008 to present
Hosting poetry and jazz nights, Performing Arts Collaborations (PE Summer Arts Fair)?Artists Promotion, Sponsorship Procurement, Community Development, Media Correspondence.?Event Planning and Organising: National Development Agency, Third World Records, Bonfire Youth Movement, Cafe 3:16

Performances and Recordings; Eastern Cape, 2002-present?Clients and Affiliations:
NMMU Poetry and Drama Society; Flo-etic Poetry and Jazz Evenings; TruSight Music (Recording Studio); The Radisson Blu Hotel; Pure Volume I and II (Naikid Lyric Productions and Black Button Media); Grahamstown National Arts Festival; Savoy Theatre; Nashua Mobile, Visions and Decisions Community Development and Promotions

NMMU, Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth); BCom Marketing Management - 2002-2007
Additional Attributes
Creative Writing - published author; Recording Artist (Beat Forensic); Copywriting; Computer Literacy; Written and Verbal Communications; Concept Development; Project Management; Marketing and Business Management
Skills (2) Rating
Poem Writing