Louise Emerton has worked in the communication industry for all of thirty years. She is a former editor of a variety of publications in fields as diverse as agriculture, medicine, education, the retail sector and the computer industry. She has considerable experience in evaluating publications ñ both on the judging as well as the administrative side. Louise is currently a part-time lecturer in Media Studies and English Communication Skills at the Pretoria Technikon. She is also a partner in WordWise, a communications consultancy specialising in creative writing, publication design, translations and editing, as well as event-organising. She has a passion for languages, music and cats.