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mountain gorilla © claire foottit
diving, Pemba © claire foottit
  • Articles

    Capturing the essence of Africa in her writing and photography, Claire draws upon an expansive knowledge of the continent. She strives to give a glimpse of the 'real' Africa behind the tourist brochure gloss. From creative feature writing to reportage, published articles range from:

  • canoeing the Orange river in South Africa
  • visiting Uganda's mountain gorillas
  • live-aboard diving in the Zanzibar archipelago
  • cultural interactions with the Bushmen in Botswana, the Himba in Namibia, the Hadzabe in Tanzania, the Batwa pygmies in Uganda and the Maasai, Samburu and Pokot in Kenya.
  • Packages of articles with photographs are available. For details or to commmission an article, please email

    Read some sample Articles on-line.

  • Books

    Kenya: The Bradt Travel Guide

  • For a Summary and Reviews see Books

  • Editing
  • Claire spent three years as an in-house magazine editor on Timber Grower. She has been a consultant editor on Scottish Wildlife magazine and the newsletter Scotland Africa. Her experience includes:

  • commissioning articles and graphics
  • sourcing photographs
  • writing articles
  • editing
  • desk-top publishing
  • liaising with designers, reprographic house, printers, advertisers and distributors.

For further details please email

  • Publicity
  • Drawing on her experience in PR and journalism, Claire can help you maximise your business's publicity potential. How? By listening to your requirements and engaging the press or clients through:

  • writing press releases - get the right news angle and back-up
  • brochure copy - entice your target audience
  • advertorial copy - make your product sing
  • web copy - you have 40 seconds to make your point!

For further details please email

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