Founder, Owner & Managing Director

Focus & Skills:

  • Business Management
  • Content Writing & Development
  • Content Editing & Development
  • Graphic- & Website Design
  • Social Media & Digital Marketing
  • Content Translation
  • Self-Publishing
  • Creation & Innovation

Experience: 12-Years 
Sales Experience: 25-Years +

  • Entrepreneurship & Startups
  • WordPress Expert
  • Project Management
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Training & Development
  • Team Management
  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Corporate Identity
  • Branding
  • SEO

 

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FOUNDER, OWNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Overview And Experience

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FOUNDER & OWNER:

  • MBS (Create – Innovate – Inspire)
  • The Budgeteers Travels
  • FDN Life & FDN Life Magazine

Experience: 12-Years
Sales Experience: 25-Years +

Phone Number:

+27 78 088 7299

Email:

berdine@worldofmbs.com

Loa Tzu’s famous saying, “A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Start With A Single Step,” has had a profound effect on me as a teen. It inspired me to set the challenge for myself to complete a minimum of 10-different types of careers before my 30th birthday, each slightly different from the other.

The result was taking on a diverse range of careers in different fields after completing Grade 12 in 2004, ranging from waitress in 2005 – 2007 to pay for my LL.B Law degree at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Followed by part-time assistant kindergarten teacher (2007-2008). 

Entrepreneur and founder of my solo-entrepreneurship, MBS (Create – Innovate – Inspire) on 14 February 2008 (conceptualized in 1996 when I was 9-10 years-old).

Assistant archaeologist (2008-2009) for ArcheoMaps and working with world-renown De Beers Group, facilitating EIA reports, excavations, team management, research, report writing and analysis.

Qualified beginner tennis coach (2008>), working with De Kock Tennis School in SA. Geography tutor to matriculates. Freelance writer and editor. Fashion designer, and qualified graphic- and advertising designer (2008-2009).

Qualified professional international health & wellness therapist (2009-2011), and concierge / spa reception & admin (2011–2015) for 5-star group, Kerzner International, at One & Only The Palm (Dubai).

Assistant Spa Director for 5-Star Canyon Ranch USA (2015), and Spa Director of a team of 33-plus for 5-Star Canyon Ranch USA onbaord Celebrity Cruise Lines (2015).

Even though working from 2008 to 2015 in different careers, I still ran my business MBS, at the same time during any free hours I could spare.

After retiring in 2015 from cruise ship life, and having gained extensive experience in project management, team management and direction, marketing, sales, financial management, administration, client relations, customer service, and spa operations management,  I started full-time managing my business, MBS (Create – Innovate – Inspire).

You Deserve The Best For Your Brand or Company

Hire Marie-Berdine Steyn to personally work on your next project. 

the key to success

Expertise & Focus

Marie-Berdine Steyn can assist and help you with the following areas, as per her expertise & focus:

Business & Project Management
100%
Sales, Marketing & Business Strategy
100%
Writing, Content Strategy & Content Development
100%
WordPress Website Design
100%
Branding & Corporate Identity Development
99%
Financial Management & Accounting
98%
Human Resources & Team Management
97%
Editing, Proofreading, Critiques & Review
94%
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
92%
Graphic Design
89%

Niches & Genre's:

Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Business Management, Content Development, SEO, Writing, Ghostwriting, Authorship, Content Editing, Translation, Journalism, Self-Publishing, Graphic Design, Website Creation, Social Media-, Email- & Digital Marketing, Brand Development, eCourse Development, Bookkeeping, Accounting, Budget Management, Amateur Photography, Archaeology, Geography, Digital Nomad & Remote Career Enthusiast, Health & Wellness, Philosophy, Travelling, and Freelancing.

Industry Experience
& client Testimonials

Marie-Berdine Steyn has worked with clients professionally for 12-years. 

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What People Say About Us

Client Testimonials

Brochure Updates
Brochure Updates
OLIVIA WALLIS
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"As always a pleasure to work with! Work completed quickly with high standard. Can’t recommend Marie-Berdine enough."

- May 2019 -
Complete website design with copywriting
Complete website design with copywriting
VINCE RACZ
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"Very nice to work with! Totally delivered what we ordered and we are very pleased with our new website. Marie had very good ideas, but sometimes we didnt agree. She was amazing at understanding our needs and adjust her viewpoint to our needs. We are very happy with the final result and we will definitely hire her again. We can highly recommend Marie!"

- Apr to May 2019 -
Copywriter needed to create Sales Brochure Copy with a Fast Turnaround
Copywriter needed to create Sales Brochure Copy with a Fast Turnaround
OLIVIA WALLIS
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"It was a pleasure working with Marie-Berdine. She helped me product a top notch sales brochure which I am very pleased with. Would certainly recommend her and use her again."

- April 2019 -
RILEA REAL ESTATE GROUP - FUND PRESENTATION - CONTENT WRITING
RILEA REAL ESTATE GROUP - FUND PRESENTATION - CONTENT WRITING
DIEGO OJEDA
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"Marie-Berdine was excellent to work with!! She was a great listener for direction and the delivered quickly and greatly!"

- March 2019 -
Experienced Writer to help write my book!
Experienced Writer to help write my book!
ATHALIA STRICKLAND
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"Marie was a pleasure to work with. She’s very professional, knowledgeable, prompt and did very well communicating. We will be working together soon on a different project and I look forward to it."

- Nov 2018 to March 2019 -
BLOG POST WRITER - TRAVEL NICHE
BLOG POST WRITER - TRAVEL NICHE
EDWARD MAKARUS
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"An excellent writer. I would highly recommend Marie for her work."

- 10 Jan to 5 March 2019 -
ARTICLES ABOUT SPENT GRAIN
ARTICLES ABOUT SPENT GRAIN
NSB2015
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"Great job! Communicated timely and feedback was well received. I would work with this freelancer anytime and highly recommend!"

- 2015 -
WRITER FOR SEO
WRITER FOR SEO
ANTHONY QUACKENBUSH
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"I highly recommend Marie-Berdine
She was GREAT!"

- Apr to Jul 2018 -
BLOG TYPE ARTICLES
BLOG TYPE ARTICLES
NSB2015
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""Highly recommended. Very creative and great to work with!"

- 2015 -
GRAPHIC DESIGN - BOOK COVER
GRAPHIC DESIGN - BOOK COVER
SOOZHIEL
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"Thank you so much Berdine!!!:) Soooo Beautiful! You have so much passion and dedication for what you do:) I will be in touch with more projects!"

- 2015 -
BOOK COVER DESIGN
BOOK COVER DESIGN
ROLAND CLARK
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"Great job Marie.
Look forward to working with you in the future."

- Dec 2015 to Feb 2016 -
STORY TELLERS NEEDED
STORY TELLERS NEEDED
MELANIE LAWLER
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"This was a poor fit to the freelancers skills."

- Feb 2016 -
TEXTBOOK COVER RE-DESIGN
TEXTBOOK COVER RE-DESIGN
RHS500
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"Good creative skill...unique work...will hire again... respond and reply time was taking more..otherwise very good performance."

- Feb 2016 -
WRITE HOW-TO DIY ARTICLES ON COMPUTER AIDED FABRICATION
WRITE HOW-TO DIY ARTICLES ON COMPUTER AIDED FABRICATION
ESCHIPMAN
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“Provided high quality unique work. Would recommend to anyone!”

- 2017 -
PROJECT FOR BERDINE
PROJECT FOR BERDINE
J.T.S
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“Provided high quality unique work. Would recommend to anyone!”

- 2016/17 -
CONTENT WRITER NEEDED FOR A SMALL WEBSITE!
CONTENT WRITER NEEDED FOR A SMALL WEBSITE!
RICHIE SALVADOR
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"Well written! Understood the instructions and implemented beyond expectations! That's how you do the job! Thank you! I will definitely use Marie's service again!"

- Mar 2017 -
BLOG WRITER WITH GRAV CMS EXPERIENCE
BLOG WRITER WITH GRAV CMS EXPERIENCE
JOHN BLACKWELL
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"Best Content Hire I ever made on Upwork!"

- Jun to Jul 2017 -
EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES EXPLAINING HOW PRODUCT WORKS
EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES EXPLAINING HOW PRODUCT WORKS
EVAN VERDON
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"I am satisfied with the quality of the piece."

- Sept 2017 -
5-SECOND MIRACLE WRITER - 48 PG WHITE PAPER
5-SECOND MIRACLE WRITER - 48 PG WHITE PAPER
ROBERT RIESS
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"Fabulous job- looking forward to working with you again very soon!"

- Jul to Sept 2017 -
ARTICLE ENHANCEMENT & GRAMMAR CHECK
ARTICLE ENHANCEMENT & GRAMMAR CHECK
JOSH GREEN
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"She is one of the best, Fast content writer. You have to deal with her as she is going to give your articles a boost!"

- Nov 2017 -
DENTAL HEALTH WRITER
DENTAL HEALTH WRITER
FAISAL AMJAD
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"Marie is a great freelancer, super professional and gets the job done with the minimum of fuss!"

- Nov 2017 -
TAGLINE + CONTENT FOR RADIO ADVERT
TAGLINE + CONTENT FOR RADIO ADVERT
GEORGE THOMAS
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"MBS articulated the key message extremely well, providing good options!"

- Nov 2017 -
EDIT & REDRAFT
EDIT & REDRAFT
JLR
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4.8 / 5 Star

- Nov to Dec 2017 -
FINANCE STORYTELLING WRITER
FINANCE STORYTELLING WRITER
JUAN DAVID RODRIQUEZ GIRALDO
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"She goes the extra mile, very high quality of work."

- Nov to Dec 2017 -
CHECK SEO ON WEBSITE
CHECK SEO ON WEBSITE
TRISTAN JENSEN
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"Marie is great at her work and a great freelancer to work with."

- Mar to April 2018 -
ABOUT US & CONSERVATION WEBSITE CONTENT WRITING
ABOUT US & CONSERVATION WEBSITE CONTENT WRITING
RANDY BELHAM
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"Very good writer, I have worked with her on many projects and she excel in everything that we give her."

- Mar to Aug 2018 -
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BOOK COVER DESIGN
BOOK COVER DESIGN
ALIREZA JAFARZADEH
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"Marie-Berdine Steyn is an excellent designer with very good skills and very creative. She always try to do more than what I had asked for, and at never complained about suggested corrections. She is a pleasant person to work with. I will certainly hire her again."

- Aug 2016 -
WRITER TO HELP ME WRITE EBOOK AND MAYBE BLOG POSTS
WRITER TO HELP ME WRITE EBOOK AND MAYBE BLOG POSTS
PATRICK MURPHY
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"Marie produced an excellent product in the time allotted with ongoing communication and good spirit. I had a wonderful experience working with her."

- Apr 2017 -
1 TRAVEL ARTICLE
1 TRAVEL ARTICLE
TRIPDUKAAN - ROHAN BANSAL
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"Excellent work as always! Worked with her many times and always provides high quality work that's exactly what i look for! Highly recommend her! Will continue working with her soon!"

- May to June 2017 -
WEBSITE CONTENT REVIEW, ANALYSIS AND WEBSITE CONTENT WRITING
WEBSITE CONTENT REVIEW, ANALYSIS AND WEBSITE CONTENT WRITING
REI YONEKURA
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"Marie has done a good job for us, way more beyond my expectation. I will definitely choose Marie when I got new stuff to be done. What she has done for us is way more than we have paid. Thank you again, Marie."

- Jun to Aug 2017 -
WEBSITE CONTENT WRITING
WEBSITE CONTENT WRITING
SARA ZIMAN
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"Marie was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is incredible responsible, fast, and will go beyond to get the work done to your exact needs. Definitely a great person to have on your support team!"

- Aug 2017 -
GRAPHIC DESIGN - BROCURE & BUSINESS CARD
GRAPHIC DESIGN - BROCURE & BUSINESS CARD
SARA ZIMAN
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"Once again, Marie was instrumental in a quick job turnover. She met deadlines, taking instruction well she steered project in the right direction. I believe that that key to a good online hire is wether they can take direction and Marie is always open to receive ideas. Will definitely work with her again."

- Aug 2017 -
GHOSTWRITER NEEDED FOR 12000-15000 WORD BOOK ON NATURAL PRODUCTS TO TRAVEL FOR COMMON TRAVEL ILLNESS
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"Really great to work with Marie. She was very patient with my project as it changed course a bit and she was able to continue easily. I would definitely work with her again."

- Jul to Sept 2017 -
EDITOR/PROOFREADER TO REVIEW WEBSITE
EDITOR/PROOFREADER TO REVIEW WEBSITE
LARRY AIKEN
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"Marie, reviewed my website and gave me valuable information to take it the next Her comments were excellent and the report she gave me was very professional. I would definitely use her services again."

- Sept to Oct 2017 -
BLOG ARTICLE "WHAT TO EAT BEFORE YOU RACE" - 1000 WORDS
BLOG ARTICLE "WHAT TO EAT BEFORE YOU RACE" - 1000 WORDS
DENITA PRESTON
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"Marie-Berdine Steyn is an exceptional writer and expert in her field. The final product was above and beyond expectation -the quality of the content, research, tone, SEO, and focal points were all mastered. Highly recommend this writer!"

- Nov 2017 -
FLYER - GRAPHIC DESIGN
FLYER - GRAPHIC DESIGN
JASMIN - REMEDIAL MEMBRANES
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"to put it simply the experience was effortless well at least that how Marie-Berdine made it feel and the outcome was better than expected! Will work with her again soon."

- Apr 2018 to May 2018 -
BROCHURE - GRAPHIC DESIGN
BROCHURE - GRAPHIC DESIGN
MALIKA BOUKHOUBZA
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"Rakesh designed a brochure for my business. I was very happy with the result and the smooth process. Marie & Rakesh are great communicator. They're always willing to go the extra mile to get things done. Highly recommended for design work. Thank you Marie & Rakesh!"

- Oct to Nov 2018 -
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Marie-Berdine Steyn received her formal university degree in 2011 from the University of South Africa with specialization in Geography & Archaeology.

Continued Learning

Education

Marie-Berdine Steyn believe in continued learning as a business owner and entrepreneur, pursuing various qualifications over the past 22 years.

  • 2003 – N3 Computer Practice – UMALUSI – Zastron High School
  • 19 Sept 2013 – First Aid Level II – South African Red Cross Society 
  • 2004 – Senior Certificate – UMALUSI – Zastron High School
  • 2005 – Advanced Reading Skills Certificate – University of the Free State
  • 28 Jan 2009 – Graphic & Advertising Design Certificate – DAMELIN College
  • 24 Nov 2009 – Higher International Diploma in Complementary Therapies  – Subjects: Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, Counseling/Psychotherapy, Business Skills, Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Acupressure, Reiki, Swedish & Sports Massage – Healing Hands International Academy
  • Nov 2019 – Additional Diplomas in Herbalism, Sports Massage, Advanced Sports Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Swedish Massage, Reiki I, II & III, Acupressure, Reflexology– Healing Hands International Academy
  • 5 Feb 2010 – ELEMIS Aromaspa & Aromastone Therapy Certificate – ELEMIS
  • 4 March 2010 – Crowd Management Course – Carnival Cruise Lines (USA)
  • 6 May 2011 – Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology & Geography) – University of South Africa
  • 5 March 2014 – Canyon Ranch Culture & Platinum Service Training – USA
  • 2014 – STCW Safety Training (HBST) – Celebrity Cruise Lines
  • 2014 – PAIE, CMAT & Security Awareness Certification – Celebrity Cruise Lines
  • 12 Nov 2016 – Diploma in Photography – SHAW Academy
  • 16 Nov 2016 – Diploma in Blogging & Content Marketing – SHAW Academy
  • 9 Dec 2016 – Diploma in Fast Track Business Success – SHAW Academy
  • 10 Dec 2016 – Diploma: Advanced Social Media Marketing – SHAW Academy
  • March 2020 – Facebook Advertising Course – Facebook Inc.
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