KatyCan, Kathryn, Katyy, The Control Enthusiast …These are the names of the mastermind behind the website, the business and the blog. Queue spotlight accompanied by Charles Dumont’s Non, Je ne regrette rien which I heard for the first time watching ‘Madagascar 3’…cultured, I know.
I’ve included the video below for your viewing pleasure…scroll through the page with that background music and you can’t help but smile.
I have two degrees… (why does that matter?) Just to let you know that I am formally schooled in visual studies, English and media analysis. More than any formal academic education, however, is my innate passion for writing, content creation and the world of the visual!
Now you have some assurance of my qualifications in case you want to employ me or subscribe to my blog.
I tend to play the devils advocate on a lot of controversial topics because I am fascinated by people’s points of view and how they argue them.
What sets me apart (queue the narcissism accompanying youth):
I am witty, outgoing, charismatic, genuine, argumentative, passionate, enthusiastic, thoughtful, and funny. I am also humble.
I have experience as a journalist for my campus newspaper, for which I was also the News Editor (this changed my life and impacted what I want to do for the rest of it). I’ve grown up reading Rahld Dahl, JRR Tolkein and Ken Follett (talk about name-dropping, jeepers) and am just naïve and optimistic enough to fancy myself capable of writing similar best-sellers.
I wrote my first book (I made my little sister watch me type it) called “The Runaway Circus” on an old DELL Desktop computer. I printed it and bound it with ribbon and made my whole family read it. In retrospect, it’s not too bad for a 12-year-old.
I achieved top of grade results for matric (Grade 12) English and Applied English writing. My essays were published in school yearbooks from 2013-2015.
I was introduced to the world of journalistic exploits. I volunteered as a journalist for the student campus newspaper, Die Matie. I wrote articles published bi-monthly on a variety of student-related topics.
I became a member of the Main Editorial Team for Die Matie and was selected as the News Editor. I was responsible for the news section of the paper (first three pages) including assigning stories to journalists, laying out the newspaper and editing each story. To be cliché, this was the time of my life.
I wrote articles for NETWERK24’s Die Student, which were published on the website for the news outlet.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, my business took off. KatyCan created and redesigned CVs and LinkedIn profiles for people from all over the world. KatyCan expanded to include writing website copy and offering to audit website content. Talk about hustling!