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Sarah Jayne Fell is a writer, editor, multimedia specialist and lover of words and ideas.

As a painter-of-words, my art is to create whatever it is you need using nothing but the ancient tools of my trade: Words.

commissioned work

I believe content is king, and at the crux of this is great writing. Whatever you need – irrespective of medium, format, content, length, tone or style – I will edit, write or proofread it for you. And for just a little extra I’ll do formatting, layout or general DTP, for print or for web. Not sure what you need written? I can also help you with content management and strategy, social media campaigns and general PR, or building a simple website like this one. You name it, I’m on it.

  • content management & strategy
  • website copy
  • information architecture
  • online marketing
  • social media/community management
  • corporate writing/editing & evaluation reports
  • feature articles
  • bios & profiles
  • event coverage, live blogging, live Tweeting
  • essays & academic papers (editing & writing)
  • magazine editing
  • proofreading
  • PR, press releases, advertorials & newsletters
  • packaging copy
  • advertising copy
  • reviews
  • scriptwriting
  • CVs & letters
  • desktop publishing


I charge reasonable rates for editing and writing, based on guidelines by SAFREA (The Southern African Freelancers’ Association). Rates per hour, word or page can be negotiated, or for entire jobs for larger projects. Corporates will be expected to pay full price. Students get a 30% discount.

Contact me with a brief, and I will draw up an estimated time schedule. Terms of payment, expenses, cancellation of commissions and so on must be negotiated prior to the acceptance of a commission.

Time spent on research will also be charged for, so the more information you can send me, the less it will cost you.

For very lengthy editing work, I will happily do a sample edit of up to three pages to see if you are happy with the result. I can do the same for written work, with a smaller sample of one or two paragraphs of what I can do for you.

Only if you are happy, will I invoice you for the work you need done - 50% payable upfront please and 50% on completion.

Please feel free to email me should you wish to republish any of my work, or if you want to commission me to freelance or consult for you or your company.

For artists and artisans who need something written or edited, I am also open to trade exchanges.