Johan Charlier

5B Meadow Lane

7806 Constantia, Western Cape

South Africa



Phone: +27 (0) 81 822 0749

Johan Charlier is from Belgium and now lives in South Africa where he works as a copywriter, tour guide and dive instructor
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About me

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.

Work experience
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 and
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)


Microsoft Office



Basic audio-visual editing





Digital marketing

Marketing communication

Content management

Project management


Online Advertising

SEO (client-side)

SEA (client-side)

Scuba diving

Tourist guiding

Tourist Guide Institute

2016, Cape Town

Cultural tourist guide lvl. 4: TG/CULTSITEGD/4/0031. Secondary assessment


Livingstone Academy

2015, Cape Town

Cultural tourist guide lvl. 4: TG/CULTSITEGD/4/0031. Primary assessment

Centrum voor volwassenonderwijs

2012, Belgium

Business management

Erasmushogeschool Brussel

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