Helga Koen

  • Oudtshoorn

Work History

Work History
Nov 2014 - Present

Translator and Editor

Freelance

Translators convert written material from one or more 'source languages' into the 'target language', ensuring that the translated version conveys the meaning of the original as clearly as possible. The target language is normally the translator’s mother tongue.

Transcreating may also be part of the job and is a mix of translation, localisation and copywriting, where the text is culturally and linguistically adapted to suit the reader.

Translators usually need an excellent command of two or more languages.

May 2013 - Oct 2014

Communications Officer

Radio Pulpit

1. Handling of all Radio Pulpit publications

  • Identify and compile material for "The word For Today / Die Woord vir vandag" and the "word4u2day" and other Radio Pulpit publications
  • Editorial assistant in production process
  • Contacting relevant contributors and agree on deadlines
  • Editing articles, keeping deadlines and proofreading
  • Graphic design and artistic layout of company news and advertisements
  • Liaison with printers and distributors

2. Electronic media journalistic tasks

  • Gather and coordinate all information from all departments and role-players for all the relevant electronic communication mediums
  • Process all information and do write-ups
  • Write content and articles for electronic platforms and ensures that all social media is up to date with "real-time" information
  • Coordinate web-and other mediums of electronic communication with Marketing Department and Web Developer

3. Media: Implementation of the corporate image-building program

  • Writing articles, jingles and website information in a language specific to the platform
  • Translation
  • Graphic design and layout
  • Development and implementation of listener development and events
  • Branding, communication, project and media support
  • Evaluate brand consistency and application of brand identity

4. Youth movement administration 

  • Assist with planning events and projects
  • Design for all platforms; print and digital
  • Scheduling Facebook
  • Monthly reporting on Facebook statistics
  • Monthly newsletters design
Sep 2012 - May 2013

Editorial Assistant 

BK Publishing

References

Jean Lung | Communications Officer | Radio Pulpit

012 334 1245 | jean@radiopulpit.co.za

Benoit Knox | Publisher | BK Publishing

083 427 3281 | benoit@bkpublishing.co.za

Education

Bachelors of Information Science (Publishing)

University of Pretoria

  • Major: Publishing and English
  • Minor: Visual Communication and Art History 

Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria 

Class of 2009

Subjects included

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology 
  • Hospitality
  • Accounting
  • Design
  • Life Orientation 

Recent Courses

Understanding social media and using it to market your business. Presented by Mark Sham

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Accessing and engaging the kids and teens with cutting-edge campaigns