Lauren Shapiro
Freelance Journalist Durban
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Lauren Shapiro is a freelance journalist supplying newspapers, magazines, websites, businesses and individuals with creative, reliable content. Based in Durban, Lauren works nationally and internationally with a range of respected publications.


Lauren has a wide variety of interests and enjoys taking on diverse projects. She will write to any brief, but specializes in easy-reading, informative articles, including soft news, features, columns and blog copy.


What does she write?


With a strong focus on features, Lauren explores women’s issues and social trends in all spheres of life. Her interest in health and nutrition gives a holistic approach to her stories.


She is passionate about parenting and about the environment (see how she combines these issues on her blog, Veggie Tots. She is also a contributing columnist on www.parent24.com.


A practicing Jewess, she enjoys writing about Jewish affairs. Her work has been published in the SA Jewish Report, Jewish Life Magazine, and Hashalom (Durban's Jewish monthly magazine), as well as www.aish.com, www.myshtetl.co.za, www.collive.com, www.shmais.com, and www.chabadnc.com.


She also dabbles in the corporate field, creating press releases, newsletters and company profiles for various businesses.


Creative projects such as brochures and books add an exciting dimension to her business.


Lauren also provides additional services such as editing, proofreading, speechwriting, photography and more.


“I pride myself on personalized, quality service; excellent, well-edited writing; and absolute reliability (including the ability to meet deadlines)”.

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