Johanna Castro is an online publisher, blogging and social media consultant, and freelance writer.
She creates blog posts and social media posts for businesses and entrepreneurs.
She writes features for magazines and newspapers.
For voyages of discovery join her at her popular Travel Blog … The Zigazag Mag
and for Lifestyle Advice advice come be inspired at Lifestyle Fifty
Johanna’s written, updated and contributed information for travel guidebooks, as well as provided various written content for a wide number of organisations. She facilitates on-line and hands-on writing workshops.
She’s not related to Fidel and she does not smoke cigars. Ever. But …she does like champagne, tequila and beach massages. A lot.
Produce professional, targeted and timely writing within set deadlines.
She’s been writing for newspapers, magazines and businesses since 1981 (she was just a child 🙂
I’ll think about that tomorrow
The amount of Lindt chocolate she can consume in one sitting would probably scare you.
Fodor’s Australia Travel Guide Book, The West Australian, A Place in the Sun, Living Abroad, Woman & Home, On the Home Front, Riding Magazine, Your Business, Femina, Living & Loving, People Dynamics, The Lady, Writer’s News, Devon Life, Good Housekeeping, Shoreline, Essentials, The Islander, Traveller, Country Life, Pace, Sethala, The Motorist, Travel World, Scope, Bona, Botswana Airways in-flight magazine, Thandi, Flying Springbok, Sunday Times (SA), Daily News (Durban), The Mercury (Durban), Sunday Tribune, Windhoek Observer, Windhoek Advertiser, South West Times (Aus).
In 2000 and living in the Philippines, she wrote and self-published a children’s novel in support of an orphanage in Manila.
She has won a writing award, a photography prize, and been interviewed for and featured in several publications.
Contact Johanna – for blog posts, social media posts, travel features and profiles, newsletters, case studies, reports, blogs or writing workshops.
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Entertain, Inform or Educate.
Articles and Features in magazines in newspapers are generally not written in the first person, although some, particularly travel features, may be.
Personal opinion is not encouraged, except in the ‘back page’ type of article ( or unless it’s coming from regular columnists.)
Features and articles must be well written and flow well. You can’t depend on sub heads and photos to break them up as you can with blog posts, because both photos and sub heads will be inserted by the magazine’s sub editors.
You can use numbered lists or bullet points.