David de Been
David de Been - Dedicated to Creative Excellence
Last active: 11 days ago
For the past three decades I have dedicated my life to understanding human nature, creative problem solving and the art of clear communication. My career focus concerns self-improvement, facilitating optimal health and actualising latent human potential; primarily through the use of language.
As a trained counsellor/psychotherapist with highly developed communication skills I can easily understand, draw out and articulate the deeper context that others often fail to see at the base of complex issues. This ability allows me to quickly attend to the essence of problematic situations and begin to explore and create workable strategies and solutions in collaboration with my clients.
During the course of my career I have worked in the fields of health, welfare, community services, addiction counselling, public housing, advocacy, mediation and education.
Words are fundamental to my craft and I use language, both spoken and written, to facilitate understanding, healing and meaningful change on a daily basis. I can easily adapt my tone and writing voice to suit any specified purpose or audience.
Many of the tasks I perform require the ability to clearly articulate, interpret and express complex ideas in simple terms. A small sample of material I have written includes client case notes, promotional materials, educative articles, funding submissions, psychological reports, meditation and hypnosis scripts, court reports, academic assignments, press releases, professional resumes and of course, tens of thousands of emails.
As an early adopter of the Internet who has been active online since 1995 I am extremely tech savvy. I have taught myself to build and use computers, learnt basic programming, website development and hosting and have also created and moderated online discussion forums.
My entry into the online world of freelancing suits my temperament and current life goals wonderfully. Although my profile is only new, I am a mature, experienced, intelligent, dedicated, creative and articulate person with a curious mind and a passion to learn, grow and serve to the best of my abilities.
I would love to collaborate on all manner of projects and I list my main skills as writing, editing, rewriting, research, creative problem solving, brainstorming, synthesis and integration of ideas. I am an active and compassionate communicator and enjoy creating win/win situations for all concerned parties.
As your willing and eager freelance assistant I look forward to the opportunity to working with you to meet your needs in a timely, professional and creative manner. I am certain that I can complete the tasks and challenges your assignment entails to your utmost satisfaction and delight.