Consulting

I am an NCTJ qualified print journalist with multimedia expertise in video blogging, and podcasting, and experience in PR and public speaking.

Journalism

My journalism experience spans two decades and includes skills in writing, commissioning and editing business to business (B2B) magazines, specialist trade titles, UK national newspapers and international online publications. Samples of my work are listed below:

European Spot Gas Markets, Ghana Review International, Graphic, Economy Times, Meat Trades Journal, Medical Laboratory Week – Training; (2), Manufacturing World, TThe Voice Newspaper. 

 Blogging

MisBeeeWrites is a culture blogsite I launched in 2013, which went on to become an ideas platform for generating freelance articles for online and print publications. Some of these blog posts have been published on online publications or have resulted in opportunities to guest blog on established websites – one of which is the Ghana Society Luton’s web page. Some more examples are listed below.

Film Africa, Globe Entertainment UK, Me FIRI Ghana, Ghana Web, The New Black Magazine, Kuchu Times, VegFest.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists; a member and administrator at Black British Bloggers, and also Blogging Ghana –  Ghana’s biggest organisation of bloggers and social media enthusiasts. During my membership at Blogging Ghana, I was nominated twice in 2016 and 2018 in their Blogging and Social Media Awards.

The AKADi Magazine

The AKADi Magazine is the multi-media magazine arm of MisBeee Writes – the culture website featuring articles about people of African descent on African soil and in the diaspora.

The PDF publication is quarterly covers topics including business, health and well-being, art, literature, history that are anchored around issues of social significance. AKADi shares stories from individuals who are challenging, shaping and disrupting stereotypes about Africa and Africans through their personal stories.

The publication has explored language endangerment and its impact on Ghanaian diaspora communities; featured entrepreneur stories in tech and business, and examined various aspects of mental health and the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. The first issue comes out in August 2019.

An online version is available here at akadimagazine.co.uk

Copywriting

My freelance copywriting experience includes working for Bridgehead Media (preview writing content for online music platforms) Checkmate Concevoir (see below) and Meka Marketing (writing B2B blog content for small businesses).

 PR and Corporate Communications

Through my writing, I have worked for a number of UK and Ghanaian organisations supporting their PR,campaigns and communications strategies. These roles have included developing written content to build companies’ brands and social media presence.

Organisations include The Resource Mobilization Center, WeGo Innovate, Fashion4Africa and The Ghana Society (Luton).

MisBeee representing WeGo Innovate and promoting the JUNEOS Challenge (a national science initiative for Ghana’s JHS students) with JoyNews AM Show presenter Mr Yankson and Reverend Thomas of the Ghana Association of Science Teachers. Link here.
Article in the Voice’s Africa Celebrates publication for Fashion4Africa
Copy for Fashion4Africa featured in Screen Nation Magazine

I have produced and delivered internal online communications (newsletters and intranet news) and external communications for a range of businesses. Companies include GSM London where I have delivered company content, people profiles and events news for publication on third-party platforms.

Other examples are list below:

GUBA Foundation, Lendwithcare, PayAfrique, United Way Ghana,

Volunteer Centre Southwark, Volunteer Partnerships West Africa.

Media collaborations

I have also been a media partner for Africa Fashion Week London, WeGo Innovate, and Fashion4Africa.

 

Collaborations have led to my content being mentioned in company product brochures, such as Black hair products company Afrocenchix, supporting their R&D and contributing to their blog content. See here.

I co-launched a cultural event called ReUnite the World designed to promote world music and raise funds for UNICEF.

Workshops

I have delivered workshops based on content produced through my blogs. These workshops have included: Traditional Beliefs and Customary Law (Star 100), and Pa Gya – Literary Festival (Writers Project of Ghana, Blogging Ghana and Goethe-Institut).

Creative Commons Ghana hosted a panel discussion  at Lancaster University Ghana, on the benefits of making information more accessible to the public through open licenses, which I participated in and included a post I had written on Copyright laws in Ghana.

I have also led masterclasses on journalism, one of which was at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), in Accra, Ghana.

One of the panellist at the Creative Commons Ghana – Lancaster University discussion on using Open Source content and technology. Photo credit CC-by-SA
Co-facilitating the blogging workshop at Pa Gya 2018 with colleague Naa Dzamah. Image © Pelu Awofeso

 

Motivational and confidence coach Abigale Otchere interviewed me on her Motivational Monday Podcast  and I have contributed to a SOAS discussion on mysogynoire.

One of my blogposts – ‘Gold Coast: A Lucid look into Denmark’s Colonial Past‘ – was referenced in a Routledge Journal under the paper Gold Coast (2015) and Danish Economies of Guilt by Lil-Ann Korber.

Services

I can support your organisation in any of the areas below:

Writing & proof-reading

  • copywriting, editorial features
  • technical writing, press releases
  • editing and proof-reading.

Branding & promotion

  • researching & networking,
  • pitching to bloggers and journalists,
  • press release syndication
  • PR campaigns.

Building digital markets

  • developing digital content strategies
  • web content design
  • social media marketing
  • e-newsletters

To discuss your needs in more details or receive a rate card, contact me at abena30@hotmail.com

Download the MisBeee Writes Media Kit here and CV here.

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