Margot Bertelsmann

Writer, proofreader, editor

Location icon South Africa

Writing:
I specialise in health and parenting journalism for magazine features. Major clients include Your Baby and Your Pregnancy Magazines (Media24).
Proofreading
I proofread book drafts and magazine issues, often at True Love and Grazia (Media24)
Editing/subediting
I have InDesign and InCopy skills and have newspaper and magazine subbing experience

Portfolio
Your Baby
03/31/2017
I'm not a boy!

Gender identity is being understood anew as science teaches us to collapse the old binary of male/female

Grazia issue 229
12/01/2016
The Empress' new clothes

A French immigrant designer who dressed Michelle Obama refuses to dress Melania Trump. This is a discussion of that decision

Your Baby
11/01/2016
Raising better men

Single mothers are the norm in South Africa, not the exception. This article iis a guide for women to raise boys who will become advocates of gender equality

Grazia issue 215
09/01/2016
Free speech or hate speech

A Canadian comic was fined for making fun of a disabled minor. We investigate the limits of free speech

Your Baby
01/01/2017
Fostering independence

An article on giving children the tools for becoming happily independent

Your Baby
01/01/2017
Transport solutions for children

An article on the choices parents face when it comes to getting the kids home from school in South Africa