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Samantha K.

USD $25/hr

Experienced editor, copy editor, journalist and university essay tutor ready to help you

Tutor Information


The English language and effective communications are my life-long passions, and I would love to help you reach your full potential in these areas. I have over 25 years’ experience as a journalist, writer, editor, proofreader, copy editor, web writer and media trainer. I also have 5 years’ experience as an academic writing coach and 20 years experience training journalists and business writers in both written and spoke communications. I can help you with all your academic papers, business reports, speech writing and delivery and far more. I hold a Master of Arts in Journalism and Media studies and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Clinical Psychology, as well as various teaching certificates.


Benoni, South Africa








University of the Witwatersrand

2002 - 2005
Master of Arts, Journalism and Media Studies
This was a degree by thesis and course work.

Rhodes University

1997 - 1997
Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Clinical Psychology

Rhodes University

1993 - 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Drama and Philosophy
I majored in psychology, drama and philosophy and minored in journalism, English, German as a Foreign Language, and Visual Communications.

Work Experience

April 2021 - present
Freelance tutor
I tutor university students from around the work, helping them perfect academic writing projects across all subjects.

Locked in Language

October 2020 - present
I coach students in various forms of writing, editing and proofreading. I also offer proofreading and editing services.

Caxton East Rand

April 2012 - July 2020
I was the editor of two newspapers.

Caxton Urban

May 2010 - December 2012
Freelance trainer
Training journalists working on 11 newspapers.

Legacy Hotels & Resorts

June 2007 - April 2010
Marketing Services
Writing and editing marketing materials for in excess of 25 hotels, resorts and bush lodges. Booking, writing and approving advertising materials. Writing media releases for all properties in this portfolio.