Tina-Bella Van Der Merwe

Freelance Creative Writer & Proofreader

2352
Location:Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Phone: 0742481811
Website: http://www.branchout.com/Tinabella.Van.Der.Merwe
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/tina-bellavandermerwe
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$15
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CURRICULUM
VITAE

M I VAN DER MERWE
(TINA-BELLA)

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

NAME & SURNAME: Marthina Isabella Van Der Merwe (Tina-Bella)
ID NUMBER: 621218 003 1 08 5
ADRESS: 46 Da Gama Street Strand
7140
CONTACT ?: Tel / Fax 021-85 333 99
Mobile 07 424 818 11
e-Mail tinabelb@yahoo.com
Website www.branchout.com/Tinabella.Van.Der.Merwe

GENERAL INFORMATION:

DRIVER’S LICENSE: Code 08 EB (Advanced)
OWN TRANSPORT: YES – Hyundai 150 RSi
HEALTH: EXCELLENT
LANGUAGES: AFRIKAANS - EXCELLENT
ENGLISH - EXCELLENT
GERMAN - SOME READING / UNDERSTANDING
- NO COMMUNICATING
XHOZA - PRONUNCIATION – MINIMAL COMMUNICATING
SCHOOL : Matric, 1980 Higher Grade with Full Exemption to Study at University
SUBJECTS: AFRIKAANS MATHEMATICS
ENGLISH HISTORY
TYPING BIOLOGY
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Pass Estate Agents Board Examination 1990
Become Principal Agent 1996 (Inactive)
SPORT: LAWNBOWLING – PROSPECTIVE WESTERN PROV PLAYER
Karate – 3rd Brown Belt (inactive)
HEALTH: EXCELLENT
OTHER INTERESTS: Author, Playwright, Acting, Singing, Motivational Speaking


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PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

1980 – 1981 Started to work at Boland Bank after school. Cashier, reception, switchboard
1982 – 1990 Work at financial institutions, architects and other smaller firms. Won awards for Best Marketer for Selling Investment shares. Get experience in office administration, salaries & wages, supervisor, typist, reception, managerial tasks. Become Regional Secretary for large furniture group in Pretoria. Qualify for Estate Agent by passing Board Examination. Fiancé accepts
transfer to Thabazimbi. Work part-time as saleslady for same furniture group. Experienced Stock-taker / Events Organizer.
1991 – 1993 Accepted position as Creditors / Medical Claims Clerk at Medhof pharmacy in Thabazimbi, assisting as frontline saleslady during peak times, as well as Stock Receiveing Clerk.
1994 – 1997 Husband transferred to Neslpruit. I started my own estate agency. Husband changed jobs, had to increase income, I worked three jobs from home
1998 – currently Became HERBALIFE Independent Distributor
1999 – 2008 Moved to Cape Town to assist parents-in-law. During this period I wrote my first book. I did several major (technical with some sketching) translation jobs for a company my husband went to work for.
Worked for two years at Standard Bank Stellenbosch as Host (Customer Relations Clerk), Teller, Information Clerk, Supervisor / Teller at “Die Neelsie” and 1 year at Seeff Properties as receptionist / secretary. Experience as teller, customer service, supervisory / managerial duties
Husband accepted transfer to Moorreesburg, in the Swartland (Western Cape). I worked from home, published my book, did HERBALIFE, wrote my first play commissioned by a Director / owner of Skills Developing & Training Company in Pretoria, and worked part-time for the local newspaper as Proof Reader / Freelance Journalist
During this period my parents moved to Moorreesburg. Since my father was a diabetic and also had epilepsy, I made it my mission to learn as much as possible about these conditions, as well as good nutrition for healthy living.
2008 – 2009 Earn income from being an Extra in Movies & Selling my book (OH REALLY!), while searching for suitable position.
2009 – 2010 Part-time (ad-hoc basis) position in Pharmacy as Customer Care / Front Office Sales Lady at Goedehoop Pharmacy, Strand

AVAILABILITY: Immediately.

COMPETENCIES & PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

• Ability to pay attention to details and to conduct work with high levels of accuracy;
• Ability to work in a pressurized environment whereby there are targets which need to be achieved and deadlines to be adhered to;
• Communication Skills:
- Excellent Telephonic and email etiquette – can deal with local, national and international clients
- Excellent Telephone skills - can create relationships with clients and have a good command of the English and Afrikaans languages
• Fully Computer Literate; willing to undertake any training if necessary.
• Service oriented and results driven to ensure that results are met.
• Event Planning / Organizing
• Ability to lead, motivate and teach people by example as well as delegation
• Compassionate, though objective.
* Skllied Proofreader and Translator
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Communicating, customer service/relations: Extensive Experience (20 years)
Billing / administration skills: Solid Experience (20 years)
New business development experience: Solid Experience (20 years)
Telephonic Interaction Experience: Solid Experience (20 years)
MS Excel and Outlook: Solid Experience (10 years)
Figures, Basic Bookkeeping and Banking: Solid Experience (±8 years)
Marketing, direct sales, in-house sales: Extensive Experience (20 years)
(Sales and/or promotions/events included)
PA / Secretarial: Exact Experience (±5 years)
Hands-on Experience (±20 years)
Network Marketing, training,
motivational lecturing / speaking: Solid Experience (9 years)
Writing: Playwright, Author
Acting, singing: Total Experience (33 years)

SALARY EXPECTATION: to be discussed

PREFERRED AREA/S OF WORK: Cape Town, Pretoria, Nelspruit (Mbombela)

“My values guiding my decisions and my commitments to achievement empower me to do whatever is necessary and right to pursue my purpose and mission in life.

My motivation in life is always to be able to say thank you for what I have and who I am by and while pursuing everything I must and want to be, so that everyone who learns to know me will benefit from who I am becoming and going to be.

Wherever I’m needed, or whatever crosses my path, as long as it succumbs from the creative and not competitive plane, will be the road I have to take. If it is meant for me, it will be given to me. Everything in life that happens has a greater purpose, so also that which I have to do. Sometimes one doesn’t understand why you have to do something, or why things happen, but the reason will be clear whenever it should be clear.”

8 VALUES TO GUIDE MY DECISIONS 10 COMMITMENTS TO CLIMB MY MOUNTAINS

1. HONESTY & INTEGRITY 1. ALWAYS BELIEVE I CÁN
2. POSITIVE ATTITUDE 2. STAY FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE GOAL
3. GRATITUDE 3. SAY THANKYOU FOR WHAT I’VE ACHIEVED
4. LEADERSHIP 4. IMPROVE MYSELF EVERYDAY
5. DEDICATION 5. DO MY SHARE EVERYDAY
6. KINDNESS 6. SHOW LOVE REGARDLESS…
7. EMPATHY 7. SHOW LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE
8. HUMOR 8. FIND THE TRUTH IN EVERYTHING – FOR THE TRUTH SETS YOU FREE – be true to myself and others
9. NEVER LOOK BACK OR REGRET PAST EXPERIENCES
10. REST WELL AND STAY HEALTHY

REFERENCES:

Mrs Wilna Maritz Private School Educator / Personal Friend
Darling Primary School 0836945455
Email Address: wmariitz2@webmail.co.za
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Proofreading