As a new year is dawning I normally tend to look back, but not this time. Why should I bother, it’s in the past now, right? As 2020 has just started and as the days are gradually getting longer, I really look forward to what this promising year will bring us. And if I dare say … what this new decade has in store.
From translation to verification
Undoubtedly new technologies will impact our way of living and working. As a proofreader I already feel machine translation breathing down my neck. Surely the role of a translator will evolve into a linguistic verifier where localization and QC will be more prominent. Luckily my role as a writer will not immediately be a thing of the past.
Rebranding job applicants
As technology evolves and as it will make certain jobs become redundant, we will have to invest more in education and retraining. That also means that we may have to reinvent the way people brand themselves, how they market themselves for job application purposes. The coming years I will approach key stakeholders to assist them with that and help job applicants meet these demands, while investing in new ways of applying.
Up to now, my biggest passion, photography, was an activity I had not yet marketed to its fullest. The reason for that is the fact I was still looking for what I wanted to do with photography. Over the years I have been challenged by several clients to explore new domains which all were extremely interesting and fun to do. All of that resulted in quite some skills I will keep on fine-tuning the coming years. Professionally I will keep on exploring new techniques; personally my focus will be on fine art photography. My dream is to exhibit my work one day. I’m working on a separate website to showcase my portfolio and start marketing this as a separate service. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram if you want to be kept posted on these photographic endeavours.
This is not a hoax
Those of you who personally know me very well, know I’m an avid climate and environmental activist. My personal writing mainly focuses on that domain, trying to raise some sort of awareness about our impact on our planet and the future we are paving for our children. I will keep on doing that, hoping that my actions in some way will have a butterfly effect. In the future this will also be reflected through my photography as I’m planning to visualize the impact of human-caused climate change in this decade.
All good intentions, resolutions and plans aside, I wish you a vibrant, promising and fruitful decade with exciting projects, mountains to climb and hearts to conquer.
All the best,