About me

I’m a journalist, author and copywriter who brings a novelist’s touch to even the driest narrative. After a decade living in countries as diverse as Vietnam, Italy and Bolivia I am back in Cape Town for good.

Together with Matthew Blackman I write ‘irreverent histories’ which are published by Penguin. Rogues’ Gallery lifts the lid on 350 years of fiendish corruption in South Africa. And Spoilt Ballots details the 'democratic' elections that have shaped our benighted nation.

As a journalist I’ve done features on travel, lifestyle, people and trends for close to a hundred outlets, both at home and abroad. I also use my skills as a copywriter to craft corporate messaging for financial firms, travel destinations, distributors and manufacturers.

You can contact me here.

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What others are saying:

  • Nick has been an integral part of FinCommunications’ success. He’s bright, a strategic and creative thinker, a superb writer and 100% reliable. When I send press releases written by him, they get published, simple as that.
    Linda Graham, FinCommunications
  • Nick is one of the very best writers I've worked with in my (20-year) career. He writes compelling and vibrant prose that achieves that perfect balance of being informative and delightfully readable. In addition to bringing the qualities that editors dream of, Nick consistently demonstrates that he can write about practically anything, and for a variety of audiences.
    Barbara Fletcher, Commissioning editor
  • Nick has been a consistent voice for our community of readers and web visitors for eight years. His professionalism, mastery of words and efficiency have been fundamental to our firm’s growth during this time.
    Nick Stanziano, CEO of SA Expeditions