Magnifying the impact of ideas on the world

''Ideas matter'' is our mantra

We help our clients conceive, develop and deliver books, reports, papers, articles and digital content that shape the world’s future for the better.

From our base in the creative hub of Cape Town, our highly experienced writers and creatives serve clients on six continents.

Partnering with the world’s leading knowledge creators

We have worked with many leading knowledge organisations, including the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, Harvard Business Review Publishing, major universities and global management consulting firms.

Our core team

Colin Douglas


Colin Douglas, our founder, is a former McKinsey Quarterly editor who works with leaders in the private, public and social sectors to shape and deliver high-impact knowledge strategies and publishing programmes.

View Profile

The core team at Douglas Knowledge Partners includes highly experienced writers and editors who have worked across the private and public sectors and academia. It also includes several bright young writers and analysts – testament to our commitment to develop emerging writing and creative talent, especially from Africa.

Our network and partners

We nurture a network of trusted freelance writers, editors, designers and other creatives – and bring them together in eQuills, a virtual community that offers connection, learning and meaningful work opportunities to self-employed talent in our field.

To deliver the best possible mix of skills to our clients, we maintain close partnerships with leading organisations in areas ranging from film, to social media, to book development, to market research.

Join us

We are always on the lookout for talented writers, editors and creatives to join our team – either full time or freelance.

Join us
Contact us

Learn more about our work and our approach, or schedule a conversation about how we might help you magnify the impact of your ideas on the world.

Contact us