5B Meadow Lane
7806 Constantia, Western Cape
Phone: +27 (0) 81 822 0749
I have a professional bachelor's degree in journalism and worked in online marketing for 5 years for Avis Belgium and Luxembourg. I am originally from Belgium but relocated to South Africa in 2012 and lived a nomadic lifestyle as a diver for a few years. In February 2014, I met the woman I would marry three years later in 2017. Our daughter was born in January 2020.
I am a native Dutch and French speaker and fully professionally proficient in English. I also have a basic understanding of German. My primary goal is to work as a freelancer or consultant. If the job is right, and - more importantly - if I'm a viable candidate, I am open to all opportunities.
Johan Charlier Consulting
2016 - present, Cape Town (Western Cape)
Founder at JC consulting. Specialising in freelance copywriting, copy-editing, proofreading, digital communication, translation, digital project management, tourist guiding, and Scuba Diving instruction in Cape Town, South Africa.
Khaya Volunteer Projects / Izizwe Projects
2013, Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape)
Coordination of international volunteers working in the Walmer district, Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape). Marketing and Communication support. Project management.
Avis Belgium and Luxemburg
2007 - 2012, Brussels (Belgium)
Marketing support for Avis Belgium.
Webmaster and content manager for avis.be and avis.lu.
Layout and design: working with Photoshop, InDesign and similar.
Copywriting in FR, NL and GB for Belgium and Luxembourg: online content, newsletters, marketing pitches.
Technical support and project management for new digital web-developments, SEO, SEA and Social Media.
Pan-European digital sales campaigns supervisor for Belgium and Luxembourg.
Point-of-contact for all 3rd party digital agencies.
Dutch (native speaker)
French (native speaker)
English (full proficiency)
German (basic knowledge)
Basic audio-visual editing
Tourist Guide Institute
2016, Cape Town
Cultural tourist guide lvl. 4: TG/CULTSITEGD/4/0031. Secondary assessment
2015, Cape Town
Cultural tourist guide lvl. 4: TG/CULTSITEGD/4/0031. Primary assessment
Centrum voor volwassenonderwijs
2005 - 2007, Belgium
Professional Bachelor in Journalism
Vrije universiteit Brussel
2002 - 2004, Belgium
1st candidature in general history
Koninklijk Atheneum Koekelberg
1996 - 2002, Belgium
High school diploma: Latin – Modern Languages