The writer, the crocheter, and the freelancer
Hi! I’m Dee, the one responsible for this website. I’m a full-time freelancer, working as an English transcriber for people around the world. I love reading and I love writing. As you know, English is my second language, and I wish to keep advancing my writing skills. Unfortunately, I can no longer contribute to writing scientific journal articles. But I can still use and adapt the style to develop my way of writing.
The pandemic caused me to revisit a lot of my old writings and how my English writing skills evolved throughout the years. This happened when I got confused on what else to do when the lockdown hit. The essays, articles, post entries, whatever—included in this website are worthy of the past sixteen years of my life. It has ups and downs and everything in between.
The journey continues now as I find it necessary to keep practising my writing so that I don’t forget how to do it. By the way, the reason why I often use stock images is because I am not a good photographer. Hence, I tend to rely on using stock images of course by mentioning credits when its due.
There is something special about crocheting. I have started crocheting since I was in junior high school because it was a part of our Home Economics curriculum apart from cooking. I was hooked instantly and kept on crocheting for the rest of my teenage life. I stopped crocheting when I got to college simply because I couldn’t manage the time between fieldwork, thesis, and being a college student. I picked up crocheting again in 2010 a little bit after my return from Sheffield. I have continued crocheting ever since.
Crocheting is not only about a hobby for me, it has a therapeutic effect. I love the tranquillity surrounding me whenever I crochet. Of course, finishing a crochet project is always satisfying. But crochet is about understanding the process of producing a piece of garment or an item. I could get lost for hours crocheting, and it is a bad idea to talk to me whenever I’m doing a stitch count. Consider yourself warned. Hahaha.
I also have a yarn shop catering to Indonesian customers with local yarns. It’s hosted in Tokopedia and currently in stock with loads of yarn types and colours.
Come to think of it, I have been a freelancer since 2010. I worked as a freelance osteoarchaeologist for the Archaeological Services in Jakarta and participated with several other branches of offices as well from 2012 to 2017. Reality hits and then I have to change gears and shift my direction somewhere else. That is when I decided to become an English transcriber on Upwork. I utilise Upwork daily since mid-2018 and met most of my clients there.
Becoming a freelancer is all about taking control of my own life, steering towards my own goals and achievement without forgetting my work ethics. Precision, accuracy, punctuality, and honesty are the most important things that I value about my work—archaeology or transcription.
I plan to write a lot about this new journey as an English transcriber and share my stories. I have written some, but of course, writing is also a process that takes time. In the meantime, check out my work profile and find out what sort of English transcription services I offer.
Feel free to use the form below if you’d like to contact me about anything. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you have a good time reading some of my writings. Perhaps some can have a good impact on someone somewhere.