Marianne Holtman is a professional writer and editor with extensive experience in generating and polishing creative content for a wide range of industries and markets. Her most recent focus has been on communications and reputation management in the insurance and financial services sector. As a senior communications manager at a pan-African financial services organisation, she promoted the principles of plain language and translated complex and sometimes lifeless text into content that is engaging, clear and easy to understand.

Other fields she has worked in as a communicator for many years include publishing (Fairlady and various other consumer magazines), wine, travel, conservation and tourism.