I am a London-born writer and bookworm with Asante heritage. My name is Abena Sɛwaa but I’m also known by the nickname MisBeee. I am an NCTJ qualified print journalist with multimedia expertise in video blogging, and podcasting, and experience in PR and public speaking.
My journalism experience spans two decades and includes skills in writing, commissioning and editing business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) magazines, specialist trade titles, UK national newspapers and international online publications.
I launched MisBeee Writes in 2013 as a way to record thoughts that (at the time) had no public outlet. The blogspot took on a life of its own and became my way of recording the inspiring stories of everyday people; keeping a timeless record of cultural events and opinions from Africans in the Diaspora.
The site focusses on health, culture, the arts, business and society, and explores how Africans are shaping and disrupting conventional thinking and discourse in these areas.
The stories are mainly about Ghanaians but the subject matter has universal appeal and my aim is to create a conversation with readers. These stories have been featured in a number of local, community and international publications including the Graphic (Ghana), Huffington Post, and the Voice newspaper (UK). This writing has also been a content springboard for event discussions and blogging workshops.
One post on the Taboms of Brazil and Ghana even inspired a forthcoming novel and another – ‘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. My content has also be featured as part of a social media campaign called ‘Did You Know’ launched in 2019 by the National Folklore Board and the Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
I have an academic background English Literature and Language, Journalism and International Communications and Development but my passion for developing content has allowed me to grow in other areas too.
My freelance portfolio includes supporting small to large businesses in growing their brands, content and social media presence. I have worked with a number of small and medium-sized businesses delivering on their copywriting and social media branding needs.
I have delivered workshops and masterclasses based on content produced through my blogs. These have covered areas of Ghanaian culture, journalism, blogging and other forms of content writing at Pa Gya – Literary Festival and for the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), in Accra, Ghana.
I can support your organisation in any of the following ares: content writing & proof-reading; branding & promotion; building digital markets.
To discuss your needs in more details or receive a rate card, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org