Barbara Hathorn

PEG editor no.


Contact Details

Telephone – work


Telephome – home


Cell phone


My Qualifications


I have an honours degree in English Language Teaching and an MA in Applied Linguistics. I recently completed Stellenbosch University's post-graduate certificate in editing methodology and editing practice.



Years of experience

eight Years


Business communications
Distance Learning materials
FET College
Higher Education/Academic
Letters and Memos
Marketing material
Narrative non-fiction
School textbooks
Social media

Subject areas

Arts and culture
Community development
Environmental Sciences
Language studies
Natural resource management
Social Sciences

Skill detail

Editing, writing, training

Special subjects

Not on record

Business details

Company name

Not on record  

About the editor

About me

Work experience

As an experienced English language practitioner, I have the expertise to write tightly woven words or to transform work into a polished and focused product. My academic qualifications in English language teaching and an MA in General Linguistics have equipped me to be involved in the teaching, writing and editing of English. My strengths lie in grammatical expertise and being able to structure a piece of writing so that it is clear, uncluttered and error-free. I have also been involved as a contributing author to several English language textbooks, one of which is The Oxford English Grammar: Advanced Guide (2015).

Over the past 30 years, I have worked for newspapers, schools, tertiary institutions, NGOs and currently work as a freelance writer, trainer and editor. Through a business I started ( I currently produce English language worksheets on a weekly basis for subscribing schools. In the last three years, I have also designed and facilitated short courses for professional development through the Stellenbosch Unversity Language Centre on Writing for the Media and Business Report Writing. Having qualified as a full member of the Professional Editors’ Guild (PEG) in South Africa, I have completed a number of academic editing jobs for leading universities and publishers.


Scroll to Top