My Resume

Last updated: November 2016

Contact details: / (+82) 010-4498-2342

Personal Information

Name and surname: Anna Petronella van Wynegaard
Citizenship: South African
Driver’s license: Yes
Own vehicle: Yes
Language literacy: English, Afrikaans, German, Dutch and basic Korean
Computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Social media literacy: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, SoundCloud and YouTube

Tertiary Education

2007 – 2010: Rhodes University

  • Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies (Aggregate 76%)
  • Specialisation: Writing and Editing; Elective: Broadcast Radio
  • Subjects: Media Studies, Afrikaans en Neerlandistiek, English Literature

2010: English Access

  • TEFL/TESOL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Academic Achievements

2011: Degree obtained with distinction and academic colours
2010: Dean’s List for academic achievement
2007 – 2010: Golden Key Society

High School Education

2006: Oudtshoorn High School matriculate (Aggregate 93%)

Academic Achievements


  • Matric: Honours for academic excellence
  • ATKV: Best female senior orator in South Africa
  • Tertius Bosch award: Outstanding achievement under difficult circumstances
  • Top 10 merit list: Senior Certificate examination

2002 – 2006:

  • ATKV: Best female junior orator in South Africa
  • Most versatile student in cultural activities
  • English subject prize
  • Top 10 merit list

Work history and experience

February 2016 – current: English Program in Korea

Position: Teaching English as a Foreign Language


  • Teaching regular English classes to students in grade 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Creating and teaching an after school programme for students from grade 1 to 6
  • Designing appropriate classroom materials, including worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and crafts

August 2014 – December 2015: Books LIVE

Position: Assistant Afrikaans editor (Afrikaans and English)

  • Aggregate news stories about the book industry
  • Write and edit posts about books and authors
  • Interview writers
  • Cover book launches and festivals via live tweeting
  • Manage and update publishers’ websites
  • Promote local books on social media
  • Write book reviews for The Sunday Times

Reason for leaving: End of contract

Achievements in 2014:

December 2013 – July 2014: COVER Publications

Position: Print and digital content editor

  • Compile a monthly magazine, weekly newsletter and website content
  • Write, commission and edit business and insurance stories
  • Attend insurance industry events for publication
  • Audience building and engagement via social media

Reason for leaving: I found a job in the books industry.

August 2013 – Nov 2013: Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies

Position: Research assistant for Professor Anthea Garman

  • Conduct Research for Garman’s book on Antjie Krog’s poetry and her currency as a public intellectual

Reason for leaving: Project completed, Antjie Krog and the Post-Apartheid Public Sphere: Speaking Poetry to Power

June 2013 – Nov 2013: Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies

Position: Social Media Manager and Research Assistant

  • Establish and manage a social media presence for the School of Journalism and its affiliated projects
  • Establish a brand through creative content in the form of stories, blog posts, podcasts, videos, photographs, multimedia storytelling
  • Provide technical assistance, update and edit the School’s website, create blogs, YouTube and Soundcloud accounts and ensure uniformity across platforms
  • Write a social media strategy and keep in contact with alumni
  • Marketing of postgraduate courses
  • Edit the student handbook

Reason for leaving: Completion of contract November 2013

May 2013 – July 2013: Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies

Position: Commissioning editor, Rhodes Journalism Review


  • Commission stories and photographs
  • Proofread stories and assist with decisions of layout, advertising, mailing lists and distribution
  • Act as liaison between contributors and the university
  • Promote content via social media
  • Create a monthly digital magazine: RJR ALIVE

Reason for leaving: Completion of project in August 2013

Feb 2011 – Feb 2013: Jangsan Elementary School – Daegu (장산초등학교)

Position: Native English Teacher in South Korea

  • Co-teach students to communicate using the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Classroom management
  • Plan, prepare and present lessons and exercises
  • Give feedback on oral and written work
  • Create learning materials including audio and visual resources
  • Read literature with students to improve low comprehension levels and pronunciation skills
  • Provide theoretical and practical assistance and aid to teachers
  • Practice English conversation with teachers


  • Top 20 Superior Native English Teachers for 2011
  • Gold Medal UCC Movie Competition – Direct a short film to understand cultural differences

Reason for leaving: End of contract – return to South Africa

2010: Rhodes University

Position: Journalism Tutor
Duties/responsibilities: Teach second year students the principles of writing, editing and design

2009 – 2010: Open Source Newspaper – Highway Africa Conference

Position: Writer and sub-editor

  • Interview conference delegates
  • Write articles on technology and social media in Africa
  • Edit content for publication

2007 – 2010 internships:

Cue: Interview, report and write articles on the National Arts Festival
Grocott’s Mail: Write hard news and sport articles, features, obituaries and reviews
Rhodos: Write articles on activities within Rhodes University and Rhodes alumni environment
Activate: Write feature articles on campus related issues
Die Hoorn: Write stories in Afrikaans about the Oudtshoorn community

2004 – 2010:

De Krans Wine Cellar: Present wine tastings during school holidays to tourists from all over the world

Interest and skills

Reading, writing, editing, travelling and storytelling

Have a look at my Professional Writing portfolio for my stories

3 thoughts on “My Resume

  1. I’m impressed!! We have a son in second year journalism. I would happily see him do a few semester there at Rhodes… he may even get to play a bit of cricket on ‘real’ wickets! 😉

      • No.. the lad is here with us in Ireland… doing his degree at Dublin Business School… (private = rip off!!)
        We’ve been in Ireland for almost 13 years so he doesn’t know much else!! 😉

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