Beth Howell - journalist and editor

Beth Howell – journalist and editor

A thorough professional, with impeccable editing and writing skills, Bruce Cooper marries efficiency with a deadline-driven approach and an infallible eye for error. I have collaborated with him on continual projects since 2008. His ability to get the job done – properly, pithily and on time – is unmatched.

His range of experience across several journalism disciplines includes feature writing for national and international clients, copywriting, copy editing (corporate, magazine, advertising), press releases, writing and editing, proofreading (academic, scientific, corporate, magazine) and website copy and editing.

A salient feature of Bruce’s professional character is his ability to adapt to new disciplines. His navigation of social media has earned him a wide following on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, owing to a natural aptitude for identifying and commenting on current topics and a determination to stay ahead of both technical and career-based trends.

In summary, I have found Bruce Cooper to be remarkably versatile – a quality that often is lacking in today’s modern media specialist.

It is always a pleasure to work with him. – Beth Howell, editor, journalist and columnist

Guy Hodgson - former co-founder of FramesDirect.com

Guy Hodgson – former co-founder of FramesDirect.com

On behalf of FramesDirect, I would like to personally recommend Bruce Cooper’s services.

Mr Cooper’s informative and engaging articles on a vision care website we ran did an incredible job of delivering important information to the general public and also helped garner heavy traffic to our main website. He researched, wrote and edited 147 articles, with topics ranging from optical health to vision surgery.

His writing and research skills are superb. We were very fortunate to have had his services and recommend him unhesitatingly to any online company seeking the services of a reliable media specialist.  ̶  Dr Guy Hodgson, co-founder of FramesDirect.com


Roy Watson - Editor and healthcare journalist; former editor of IntellinewsAfrica

Roy Watson – Editor and healthcare journalist; former editor of IntelliNewsAfrica

In my designated capacity as freelance editor/editorial consultant to IntelliNews Africa, the daily online business news service published by emerging markets communications and data services organization, ISI Securities, I had the pleasure of working with freelance writer and editor, Bruce Cooper, for close on three years.

My function was primarily that of copy editor (sub-editor) and as such was able to enjoy the benefits of receiving copy of the high standard sourced and written by Bruce. His professionalism as a journalist and obvious commitment to excellence made my job as a sub-editor a lot easier.

Attention to detail is an essential journalistic prerequisite, particularly when preparing the brief, but concise – and often complex – business reports from the countries of Africa were required by IntelliNews Africa. Again, Bruce was extremely efficient in this regard, as he was in meeting the sometimes tight deadlines with both the daily and weekly issues for which he had been responsible over the years.

His willing nature and friendly disposition added to the privilege of being directly associated with him on the IntelliNews Africa project.  ̶  Roy Watson, editor, healthcare journalist and communications consultant


Silver Lab, of which Ian McQueen is the CEO

Silver Lab – Ian McQueen CEO

I have used the services of Bruce Cooper for the past seven years and will continue to do so. His professionalism and quality of work are excellent. In that time, he has produced a range of services for me that included interviewing, researching and writing health articles, compiling advertising brochures, writing and editing booklets and editing scientific reports. His completed work always is presented either on the promised date or, more often than not, well ahead of time. –  Ian McQueen, CEO Silver Lab



Mario D'Offizi - editor

Mario D’Offizi – editor

During my time as assistant editor, Bruce Cooper contributed to the South African Airways local and international in-flight magazine, Sawubona, for six years. During his tenure, not only was he the magazine’s anchor diarist for Port Elizabeth, East London and surrounds, but he contributed regularly as a features writer on travel, tourism, conservation, cultural history and cuisine. His writing added immense value to the overall content of Sawubona and, combined with outstanding research, it was fresh and constantly creative. He met his briefs to the word and was always ahead of deadlines, which were often exceptionally tight. Anyone seeking a journalist or editor of quality and proven reliability need look no further.  ̶  Mario D’ Offizi,editor

Business editor and writer

Business editor and writer

Bruce Cooper is a freelance writer and colleague whose opinion and work ethic I have come to respect and admire. I’ve worked with Bruce since 2006 and during that time he has completed a number of tough assignments for me, including researching a travel guide for Port Elizabeth published by Fishers Travel SOS. His work is always well researched and edited, clean, and delivered to deadline.

In 2008 and subsequent years, Bruce worked as part of a team producing daily financial news analyses for sub-Saharan Africa and sourcing information for weekly and monthly sector reviews for telecoms, banking, mining and M&A for a pay-to-view news site: www.securities.com. He always produced excellent work, never missed a deadline, and often went the extra mile. He ably ran the team for three months from Oct – Dec 2009 to enable me to take a sabbatical.

Bruce is thoroughly professional in his approach and highly competent. You can brief him and be sure that the job will be done.

Top qualities: great results; good communication; high integrity and always on time.  ̶  Sharon Davis, business editor and writer

Karen Jeynes - editor, lecturer, writer

Karen Jeynes – editor, lecturer, writer

I have had the pleasure of making use of Bruce’s skills as an editor on a number of occasions. Bruce is always friendly and professional. He is willing to adapt to unusual demands and circumstances, while maintaining exactingly high standards.

His work is always thorough, delivered ahead of deadline, and conscientious. Bruce goes above and beyond the call of duty in his delivery, and gives detailed and considered notes regarding his choices.

I shall continue to use Bruce whenever possible, and recommend him wholeheartedly.  ̶  Karen Jeynes, editor, lecturer and writer




Gareth Griffiths - media strategist and brand communications consultant

Gareth Griffiths – media strategist and brand communications consultant

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bruce Cooper for over five years in the context of a professional, independent media association, the Southern Africa Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA). Bruce offers a rare blend of journalistic skills and corporate experience combined with the benefit of hindsight. He’s a heavyweight freelance writer and editor who understands working with facts and delivering well-articulated copy on time and to budget. Bruce is also up to date with technology and is a prolific and insightful contributor to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Apart from his contribution as an editor and writer, Bruce’s sharp perception and understanding of complex financial issues helped in growing SAFREA from a regionally-based association to a national one. Today, in addition to his freelance journalism and editing, he helps control SAFREA as its executive administrator. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any of the services he professes.  ̶  Gareth Griffiths, media strategist and brand communications consultant


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