Welcome to the official website of Gwen Watkins – freelance writer, editor, sub-editor, proofreader & author. Member of South African Science Journalists’ Association (SASJA), Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA) & National Press Club of South Africa.

An accomplished master wordsmith with extensive experience and a host of services to offer.

“40 years’ experience cannot be Googled”

Gwen Watkins - Master Wordsmith

Do you need professional writing?

A writer since 1981, Gwen Watkins has contributed thousands of words to industrial and commercial print media in her capacity as a reporter and PR consultant. She is a published author and experienced conference rapporteur.

Do you need expert editing & proofing?

Gwen offers copyediting and proofing services for reports, annual reports, theses, articles, press releases and other communications and has extensive Plain English re-writing expertise.

Gwen Watkins - Master Wordsmith
Gwen Watkins - Master Wordsmith

Do you need experienced marketing research?

Gwen has done both qualitative and desk research since the late 90s in various fields for both South African and international clients.

Do you need in-house training?

Training is more than knowledge; it is the practical transfer of industry-based experience and skills for daily use. Gwen has run commercial training courses in Botswana, South Africa, Mauritius and Namibia under the name of Skywalkers.

Gwen Watkins - Master Wordsmith