Additional Services

All additional services are provided by me, Mpho Ashworth, you can read about my professional background and experience at the bottom of the page. I work remotely, so I can be anywhere in the world and I will carry out the work effectively and efficiently. I understand there are different time zones, so I try to be flexible with communication (email, Skype, phone), and meet deadlines (within reason).

Proofreading

I provide professional proofreading services including editing and checking grammar, punctuation, capitalisation, verb tense, spelling, sentence structure and clarity.

Business Proofreading: All business related communications such as internal communications, business plans, tenders, proposals, brochures, marketing and advertisements material, training manuals and related material, presentations, T&Cs, legal documents and policies, to mention a few.

Resume Proofreading: The single most important document you’ll ever write. Your resume is your first introduction to any organisation and first impressions count. I can not only proofread your resume, but also work with you to reduce it down to the key elements, so you can start your job search confidently with a flawless and concise resume.

Academic Proofreading: Students who want to submit impressively written assignments/essays without errors because there are plenty of errors software like Microsoft Word won’t catch.

Book & Manuscript Proofreading: Naturally, most authors have exceptional writing skills, but sometimes we can be too close to our work, so close we don’t see errors anymore. Why not use me as a fresh pair of eyes to double check your work. This can include novels, short stories, memoirs, how-to books and children’s books.

Transcription

I provide professional transcription services and have tens of thousands of minutes of audio recordings under my belt. I respect confidentiality and I’m happy to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before work is carried out.

Rate: P120 per hour is charged based on the size of the audio file rather than how long I take to transcribe. No VAT applies. The bigger the job, the more likely a discount is applied.

Translation

If you’re looking for high quality professional translation service to enable you to communicate accurately, I can provide English to Setswana/Setswana to English translation services.

About Me

I’m a qualified teacher by profession, but customer service and communications have been at the forefront of my professional career. My professional objective is to perform at the best level I can achieve and surpass my own expectations. Over the years, I have had to adapt to environments alien to me as well as unfamiliar cultures, demonstrating my flexibility and enthusiasm to embrace different challenges brought about through circumstances.

These experiences gave me a different perspective and what I like to refer to as a “British work ethic.” I am professional, reliable, committed and driven in a professional environment. For some years now, I’ve been done virtual/remote work such as Paid Forum Posting, online blogging, transcription, translation (Setswana to English/English to Setswana) and proofreading.

Experience

I was a proofreader for The Voice newspaper in Gaborone and I was also commissioned to proofread and edit the new Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) website. I worked at Radio Botswana in a variety of roles – Senior Assistant Broadcasting Officer, Reporter, Translator and News Editor. All of these roles required me to proofread, edit news items and organise programmes.

I’ve done remote transcription for a researcher based Maun, the project was intense and lasted approximately 3 months. The client was so impressed by my professionalism and efficiency that she has referred me to colleagues and associates within the same field. I also carry out book reviews for authors via the online platform, Fiverr, but regular clients now approach me directly through Blue Zebra Creative. I have also completed various ‘Paid Forum Posting’ work, especially on Post Loop and Fiverr.

Qualifications

  • BA in Humanities (Double Major in English in Setswana) 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (English and Setswana)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
  • Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Customer Service

To enquire about any of these services, you can use the contact form on this website or get in touch directly by emailing me.

mpho@bluezebracreative.com

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