Jelte ten Holt
I’ve always been intimately involved with the written word. Over the years, I’ve scribbled, written and composed in dozens of different fields – including magazines, blogs, websites, marketing, essays, film reviews, television, short films, advertising, fiction, ebooks, editing, and scientific publications.
In the last couple of years, since I left behind my settled life and begun to drift around the world, my perspective has shifted and I’ve pivoted from words being my tools to them becoming my focus. I’ve worked hard and done a lot.
I’ve written a season for a science-based television show, have been an assistant editor on a magazines and chief editor on a website, completed two fantasy books and a dozen science-based ebooks, worked for marketing companies in the US, UK and Australia, and ghost written hundreds of blog posts about every topic under the sun.
Now I’m ready to make the next transition.
From here on in I’m concentrating on building something of my own, writing under my own name, and promoting my own ideas. Through this I hope to leave the world a little better than I found it; because if we all did that, what a wonderful world it would be.
Personal branding online is more vital than ever. With my background in psychology and the written word, I’m well positioned to help people out. Many people have taken advantage of that. For example, I’ve helped Chris Haulmark write up both his bio and his issues for his run at US Congress. I’ve also been asked to help people write their Linkedin profiles. My past experience writing artistic profiles for 200Rone certainly helped in that regard.
Naturally, as a psychologist, I’ve also written some pieces about the human mind. One example is, How To Deal With Negative Feedback When It Feels Personal. Another article covers how it isn’t happiness but emotional resilience that protects you from depression.
I’ve been doing a lot of online article writing. Some examples are, What you Need to Know to Transition Effectively to Writing Online and if you can re-use an engagement ring. Yes, that last one does sound like a boring topic, but the history of why we view diamonds the way we do is anything but.
A few years ago I got the chance to interview some of the Rohingya stuck in Indonesia after fleeing abuses in their home-country Burma. It was a devastating story about rape and murder. It affected me on a deep level.
Note that this is only a small selection of what I’ve written.
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