Hoferichter - Writing - Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa

Nicholas Hoferichter

Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa




Part-time freelance writing has been a prevalent interest of mine for the past decade or so, with an extended tenure as premium brand glossy magazine, Entrepreneur SA's Tech' writer listing as my proudest achievement to date.

My freelance writing work has involved subjects as varied as adventure travel, motoring interests and corporate blurb.

I have written on request for various motoring glossy publications, including Torque Magazine and The Porsche Club of South Africa's in-house magazine and various blogs.

My own blog, found at the3rdrock.com, is a personal project I have nurtured since 2010. It is frequently updated with personal anecdotes, commentary and whatever else catches my fancy.

My copy editing experience includes an array of content, from financial reports to corporate documentation and promotional material.

My writing has gotten me to the final three in the South African Guild of Motoring Journalist's annual bursary.

Witty, serious, informative or corporate - what are your needs?

View my eCV at cv.the3rdrock.com or give me a call on +27 78 121 7607.

Work History

Specialist Antiques Trader & Restorer

Reliquae Antiquities

From January 2013

Sourcing, rebuilding/preservation/restoration, marketing and sales of specialist antiques.

EDD Administrator, Web Designer, VDP Programmer

Actnet Print Concepts

October 2006 - December 2012

Reported to MD / Technical Manager / Marketing Manager

• Design and programming of PostScript documents and document flow via GMC PrintNet T, the PlanetPress suite and PrintShop
Mail & Web (Variable Data Printing / "TransPromo")
• Processing of client's data for distribution via electronic means
• Web Designer and Webmaster
• Hardware/Software Technician

Reference: Mike Tebbutt +27 11 267 6444

Contract Corporate Cashier

Cell C

August 2006 - October 2006

Reported to Treasury Manager

• Processing, Filing and Archival of financial documents
• Preparation and release of monies owed (cheques/petty cash/deposits)

Reference: Minla Manthiri mmanthiri@cellc.co.za

(Agency Contract) Data Capturer Clerk

Cell C

January 2006 - July 2006

Reported to Treasury Manager

• Data capture/processing of financial documents (Oracle/Microsoft Excel)
• Filing and archival of financial documents
• General financial administration and office duties

Reference: Tracy Mead tracy.mead@pag.co.za Minla Manthiri mmanthiri@cellc.co.za

Data Capturer Clerk


November 2005 - November 2005

Reported to General Manager

• Data capture

Reference: Tracy Mead tracy.mead@pag.co.za

General Assistant - Mailing

PAG, South Africa (National employment agency)

November 2005 - November 2005

Reported to Brand Manager

• Mailing

Reference: Bertha Malebye bertha.malebye@pag.co.za

Temporary Data Capturer

Gallo Images, South Africa

October 2005 - November 2005

Reported to Line Manager

• Data Capture
• General administrative duties

Reference: Michelle Tickle +27 11 883 2074 michellet@galloimages.co.za

Feb 2005 - Aug 2005 Travelled the United Kingdom. (Various assignments held - see below)

Driver, Porter - Banqueting & Conference

Donnington Valley Hotel & The Vineyard at Stockross (UK)

June 2005 - July 2005

Reported to Duty Managers

• Portering
• Banqueting & Conferences
• Guest & staff driver

Reference: Mike Bailey +44 1635 551199

United Kingdom Sales Assistant


May 2005 - June 2005

Reported to Store Manager

• Sales
• Stock control

Reference: Rob/Michelle +44 207 378 6669 london@onyourbike.com

Junior Print Operator

Mailcom (United Kingdom)

March 2005 - April 2005

Reported to General Manager

• General office administration
• Warehouse duties

Reference: Carl White 0870 5888 222


October 2004 - February 2005

IT field, with services from networking to maintenance, security, & web design.

IT Security Consultant & Technician, Webmaster

Biodata IT ((Specialist IT security supplier)

September 2003 - September 2004

• Hardware, software & network Installations; Configurations; Upgrading; Security
• Web Graphics Banners; Buttons; Logos; etc.
• Web Development D/X/HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, mailing lists
• Microsoft Office, incl. FrontPage

Reference: Christian Runte +27 11 234 3650 christianr@biodata.co.za

Temporary Call Centre Agent


From August 2003

Responsible for telephone sales and data capture directly from the customer base

Reference: Jan Henning +27 72 189 0020 runner@ebucksmail.com


Up to July 2003

IT field, with services ranging from networking to maintenance, security & web design.

NJ "Y" Camps (USA)

• General maintenance
• Specialist Mountain Biking Instructor

Qualifications & Certifications

Wendywood High school

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