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Charlie Fripp


Veteran journalist and writer

About Me

Throughout most of my life, writing has been an incredibly passionate aspect of communicating with people. While a photo could be worth a thousand words, there is something magical about crafting a narrative that draws a reader into exploring more.

Starting my professional writing career more than 15 years ago, I have produced newspaper stories covering everything from crime to motoring, shared the salacious excitement of entertainment news, translated the pixelated world for video games into everyday text, and attempted to make the latest technology understandable for everyone.

In short, I’m extensively capable of planning, creating and executing anything that revolves around written text: in-depth features and interviews, news, reviews, website copy, press releases, social media posts and sub-editing. 

My general areas of interest include anything that revolves around telecommunications, technology, video games, pop culture, general entertainment (music and films), travel, arts and culture.
Previous freelance clients include The Africa Report, Ask Men and several public relations and communications companies for which I have done ghostwriting for publications such as OK! Magazine.

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Online Writing Portfolio

Comprehensive list of online writing


SMITE: Five Franchises We Want to See Appear

Video game feature


SEE: First poster for Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel film

Film news


Alice Keys May Have 'Ended Up As A Prostitute' While Living In NYC

Entertainment news



Editor in Chief

Head of the South African news operation. Manage the editorial and content teams to align with Opera News global strategy and strengthen the brand’s position in the local digital news environment.

Company: Opera News

I worked there from /2019 until now

Digital Editor

Maintained the esports portal and created Africa-focused esports and video game content, player interviews, updated tournament standings and produced gaming-related articles for affiliate website Kwese Gamer.

Company: ESPN Africa

I worked there from /2016 until /2019

News Editor

Responsible for research, generating, producing and managing content relating to technology and video games as well as pop culture. Lead editorial meetings to discuss current trends, topic and feature articles relevant to the audience.

Company: Hypertext Media

I worked there from / until /

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Content I Write