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Writer | Editor | Photographer



Narina Exelby is a widely published South African writer with almost 20 years experience in creating
high-quality content for international titles. She is known for producing content that is thoroughly researched, beautifully crafted and meticulously edited.


While currently Narina writes predominantly travel features, she is also an accomplished health and lifestyle writer. Narina launched Women's Health in South Africa, won Media24's Best Specialist Editor award for her health and fitness work on that title, and has also contributed to Men's Health, The Telegraph, Fodor's, The Guardian, High Life, CNN, Marie Claire, South China Morning Post, Getaway, Grazia and Discovery, among other titles.


With more than 230 magazine issues behind her, Narina left regular employment in early 2012. Since resigning from her position as senior features editor on Women's Health she and her partner, also a travel writer, have roamed the world, exploring wherever their work takes them: Europe, Africa and, mostly, South East Asia. They travel almost constantly, but love to spend time among the books in their "treehouse" home on the quiet west coast of Bali.

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narina . exelby @ gmail . com


Narina's clients include glossy magazines, popular websites, newspapers, guidebooks, tour operators, hoteliers, financial planners, property developers and a superyacht owner. 


She is always open to working on creative writing, editing and design projects, and she loves the challenge of crafting work that is memorable, informative and that inspires readers in some way.

If you'd like to discuss an idea or commission a project or feature, drop her a line. 

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