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Chrissi Maria

I prefer to be in the wings, so ghostwriting is the perfect way to channel my 20,000-odd daily words into existence.

And when I’ve used up my quota, I’ll happily edit or write texts for you. I’m a passionate teller of people’s stories – be it a personal memoir, a life book or corporate history, personal or a corporate memoir – and it would be a privilege to tell yours.

I’m intentional about making the written word understandable and accessible, and “uncomplicated” defines my approach.

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Gerbera Brand Management

Gerbera develops a broad spectrum of communication collateral, with a focus on publications – particularly books and magazines.

Our network of talented creative and marketing professionals strives to be true to the brands we champion. We strive to be authentic, believable and relevant in our approach. We aim to provide a personal touch in a fast-paced and demanding business environment where our priority is to see our clients for the unique and authentic brands or individuals that they are: everyone has a story that should be heard. We’d like to tell yours.

Please get in touch to find out more about the process, costs and timelines.

Writing Samples

Blog

One thing …

I’m currently working on a magazine, and we usually try to work to a theme, to tie our stories together. To try and establish what the theme will be, I’ve been asking people I interview what their ‘one thing’ is. The ‘one thing ‘that motivates them, and the ‘one thing’ they feel is essential to [...]

Confessions and sweet memories

As kids we had a little routine every Sunday post the church service. We would spend some of our pocket money on a treat at Checkers while my mom bought the Sunday newspaper. We’d then lounge around at home, snacking on our sugary purchases while reading the Sunday Times’ comics or with our noses buried […]

Testimonials

  • Eswatini Testimonial

    Debbie Hulley

    Development Coordinator Stefanutti Stocks Construction Swaziland (Pty) Ltd

    A 30-year journey captured with passion and accuracy.

    “Chrissi involved herself in every chapter of this book from beginning to end. She managed to become one of us. She felt it, she lived it, she tasted it…then created a memory we are so proud to be a part of. A true gift!”

  • ASLA Testimonial

    Albé Laker

    ASLA co-founder

    “The best reference for the book are the comments/feedback from those that have read it: A legacy well told and documented and an eye opener on what it takes to start a business and to maintain success for 45 years.

    It was heart-warming to hear the comments from those that did not know Asla. Chrissi, a complement on a job well done.”

  • Ivana Lozar

    Ivana’s ring: full circle here

    “Oh my! Wow! Just wow! Couldn’t hold back the tears reading this! Thank you… Just simply thank you!”

  • Eswatini Testimonial

    Debbie Hulley

    Development Co-ordinator Stefanutti Stocks Construction Swaziland (Pty) Ltd

    “A 30-year journey captured with passion and accuracy.

    “Chrissi involved herself in every chapter of this book from beginning to end. She managed to become one of us. She felt it, she lived it, she tasted it…then created a memory we are so proud to be a part of. A true gift!”

  • ASLA Testimonial

    Albé Laker

    ASLA co-founder

    “The best reference for the book are the comments/feedback from those that have read it: A legacy well told and documented and an eye opener on what it takes to start a business and to maintain success for 45 years.

    It was heart-warming to hear the comments from those that did not know Asla. Chrissi, a complement on a job well done.”

  • Ivana Lozar

    Ivana’s ring: full circle here

    “Oh my! Wow! Just wow! Couldn’t hold back the tears reading this! Thank you… Just simply thank you!”

Get in touch

Requirement:

Please give a short overview of your project:

These kind of books can take between four and eight months to complete, depending on how many people need to be interviewed, and the ease of access to information. Do you have a deadline for the project?

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