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The iEdit team

Norman Baines has a BA degree in Archaeology and Classical Greek, an Honours in History from Unisa and an LLB from Wits.

He spent 11 years teaching English and Latin at St Barnabas College in the 1970s and 80s. From 1987 to 2006 he worked as a professional software developer, designing and implementing business applications.

He co-authored a computer science textbook in 1985 and has published book reviews and columns on conservation, ecology and Darwinism.

For the last six years he has worked as a freelance editor of school textbooks, dissertations and academic articles. Currently he is the proofreader for the Financial Mail and edits IT courseware for a leading business college.

He is an associate member of the Professional Editors' Group.

Anne Pipe founded iEdit in 2009. She studied librarianship in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and is a member of the Professional Editors' Group and the Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers. She spent the last eleven years of work as a librarian at a Catholic boys’ school. She retired in 2007 and after computer training and courses in editing with Chapterhouse (UK) and Universal Class (USA) she started iEdit. She has experience in editing and proofreading academic, commercial and personal work and has a special interest in work done in English as a second language.

Reville Nussey has a BA degree in English and History, an Honours degree in History, a Masters of Education and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education from Wits.

She is an experienced educator who has worked in public and independent schools (nine years), educational NGOs (eight years) and universities (14 years). She has taught English and History at high schools, mentored school managers, developed and presented workshops for primary and high school teachers. More recently, she has lectured and mentored pre-service primary teachers in English and History, and pre-service secondary teachers about Professionalism in Teaching and History.

She has presented research papers at numerous academic conferences (local and international) and published academic articles in accredited research journals. Her interests include mentoring and coaching of teachers and writers, developing a reconciliatory pedagogy using oral history and cooperative learning, as well as developing resources for history teachers.

Hilary Wilson has a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from Wits. She has been involved in teacher education, publishing and research. After teaching English and history in several secondary schools in Johannesburg, she worked in non-profit organisations, designing and presenting in-service training courses, and mentoring and supporting teachers. At the Wits School of Education, Hilary lectured in language teaching methodology, English literature and creative writing, and helped to pilot a course called New Literacies for Teachers. More recently, she coached individual students in academic writing and research. She has also worked in vocational training, teaching English for business and technical purposes.

As a writer and editor specialising in English as a second language, Hilary has worked for commercial publishing companies, producing textbooks, manuals, readers and other learning materials. As a researcher, she has done fieldwork in schools in urban and rural settings all over South Africa. Her most recent research project was a survey for the Molteno Institute of English and Mathematics teaching in multigrade schools in Gauteng. Her own research interests centre around reading development: her MA research was on teachers’ reading of popular ‘self-help’ and motivational literature.why colon – one expects an explanation.

Ana Ferreira is our language consultant. She is a Senior Lecturer in English at the School of Education, Wits University. She has postgraduate degrees in English Literature (Hons, RAU), English Education (MA, Wits) and Applied English Language Studies (PhD, Wits). She lectures on various aspects of English, literacy education and language methodology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and supervises research at Honours, Masters and doctoral level.

Prior to joining Wits in 2002, she spent ten years teaching English at secondary school level. During this time she was Chief Examiner for the Grade 12 English Language National Examination for the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

She has published a number of articles in local and international journals, presented her research at various conferences and contributed chapters to several books. She is also the editor of Teaching Language (Macmillan, 2009), and her ongoing interest in developing teaching materials has led most recently to her contributing authorship in Doing Critical Literacy (Routledge, 2014). Her current research explores how linguistic diversity among students can be treated as a productive resource in the English classroom.

Jayesh Bhana has a Master of Education degree in Community Education (cum laude) from Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg), a BA degree from UNISA, a Bachelor of Education from Wits and a Diploma in Education with majors in Physical Science and Biology.

For the last 17 years he has been involved in development work as a freelance trainer, facilitator and programme manager in the Education and Youth Sector. His core experience has been in education, whole school development, and youth job creation projects, working mostly with NGOs. The organisations he has worked for include the Swiss-South African Co-operation Initiative (SSACI), Management of School Training Programme (MSTP), Deved Trust and Education Foundation.

He has developed training material and delivered courses in subjects including life skills, career guidance, time management, conflict resolution and HIV/AIDS, diversity training, language of learning and teaching across the curriculum, teacher and school management training.

He has managed youth job creation projects and worked extensively on workplace- based experience projects in TVET colleges.

From 1989 to 1997 he taught the natural and physical science subjects at St Barnabas College.

Hendali Steynberg obtained her BA Fine Arts (Education) Degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1989.

She then taught art at the Kimberley Art Centre. In 1991 she moved to Johannesburg where she became a professional graphic designer for several media and advertising companies. She started her own business in 2005 and her clients include various government departments, and publishers in the educational sector. She has worked extensively with the project management and the development of new curriculum school and tertiary textbooks.

She currently lectures at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), teaching Visual Communication to second- and third-year graphic design students. Hendali has a particular interest in e-publishing, e-learning (MOOCS) as well critical thinking and assessment in the visual arts and is currently working on her Master’s degree in this field at TUT.

She has years of experience with the Adobe typesetting and design suite of products.

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