Freelance profile

Rachel Hamada

Based in Zanzibar, I cover East and Southern Africa as a freelancer. I specialise in travel, cultural and social features but can also do news if required. I am also managing editor of Mambo, the online magazine for Zanzibar that will launch mid to late 2010. Before freelancing, I worked as assistant editor at Holyrood magazine, Scotland's main political magazine. I have also worked for the Edinburgh Evening News, the Economist Group, ZDNet and EL Gazette, covering subjects from business to education to technology. I have a degree in politics from Cambridge and a Postgrad Diploma in Journalism from City University.

Contact details:

Street: PO Box 2715
Town: Zanzibar
Country: Tanzania
Telephone: +255 7767 18999


See suggested rates:

Commissioning editorRates: Print media
Feature writerRates: Print media
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
ReporterRates: Reporter
from the Freelance Fees Guide.


  • Travel/tourism
  • Politics
  • Charity/voluntary sector
  • Current affairs
  • Environment and conservation
  • Foreign affairs and overseas
  • Lifestyle

Major clients:

  • Mambo magazine
  • Swahili Coast
  • Scotland on Sunday
  • Sunday Times Ecosse
  • Getaway magazine

Profile last updated: 2010-04-19 09:30:13