Freelance Writer

Who is she?

Johanna Castro is a freelance writer. She writes features for magazines and newspapers, and marketing collateral for businesses.

For voyages of discovery join her at her popular

Travel and Lifestyle  Blog …  The Zigazag Mag

and for lifestyle advice for fun, feisty, funky women over 50 … Lifestyle Fifty

Why not …

Join Zigazag’s Page on Facebook and Lifestyle Fifty on Facebook

Follow Johanna on Twitter

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.

What can she do for me?

Produce professional, targeted and timely writing within set deadlines.

The Good

She’s been writing for newspapers, magazines and businesses since 1981 (she was just a child :)

The Bad

I’ll think about that tomorrow

The Ugly

The amount of Lindt chocolate she can consume in one sitting would probably scare you.

But seriously ….

  • Her media specialties are travel features, personality profiles, observational humour and blogging.
  • She takes her own hires, digital photos.
  • Writing for organisations on a retainer basis is always a pleasure.
  • She writes targeted marketing collateral including  press releases and newsletters.
  • Creating, writing and maintaining Blogs is a passion.
  • She facilitates writing workshops and retreats – How to Write for Magazines, How to Write Articles that Sell & How to Set Up a Blog in 10 easy steps are three favourites.
  • She has worked for or had assignments with companies which include: Fodor’s Travel Guide (Australia), South West Catchments Council (Australia), MXit (Cape Town), IPC Magazines (London), Daily News (Durban), The Islander (Jersey)
  • Her work has been accepted by many publications around the globe which include:-

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).

Blogs and Blogging

Helping Others

In 2000 and living in the Philippines, she wrote and self-published a children’s novel in support of an orphanage in Manila.

Bragging a bit

She has won a writing award, a photography prize, and been interviewed for and featured in several publications.

What should you do now?

Contact Johanna – for travel features and profiles,  marketing collateral, newsletters, case studies, reports, blogs or writing workshops.


Twitter: @johannaAcastro

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Thanks for visiting. Hope to be chatting to you soon.



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