KatyCan, Kathryn, Katy, 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… (so far!) and 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 (check out ‘KatyCan’!) 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.
Hired by the Observant newspaper to manage their social media and later, to do an internship with them.
Starting my Master’s Degree in Media Studies: Digital Cultures at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
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 creates and redesigns CVs and LinkedIn profiles for people from all over the world. KatyCan continues to expand into new ventures.
Upon my first visit to Amsterdam, I applied to be a contributing writer for the popular magazine: Dutch Review. Talk about making industry connections…
I was selected as News Editor on the Main Editorial Team for Die Matie responsible for the news section of the paper. To be cliché, this was the time of my life.
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 achieved the top of grade results for matric (Grade 12) English and Applied English writing. My essays were published in school yearbooks from 2013-2015.
I wrote my first ‘book’ called “The Runaway Circus” on a DELL Desktop computer. I printed it, bound it with ribbon and made my whole family read it.