Keri-lee Edmond
Dreams

Summary


“It was all a dream. I used to read Word Up magazine.”

– Juicy
– Notorious BIG 

Word Up magazine was a popular publication in the United States that focussed mainly on African-American teen entertainment. Whenever I hear that lyric, I think of how I covered my childhood bedroom walls in posters of Aaliyah until eventually my mother forcibly removed them. Years later, I would take sweet revenge by stealing a CEILING SIZED cut out of Michael Jackson in his ‘This is It’ pose and consequently having it grace the entry of my flat, as if I had made it in life. She forcibly removed that too. It was becoming difficult to explain anyway.

Though I was born with many stories in my heart, and a natural love and talent for creative writing from a young age, I wasn’t one of those kids who grew up dreaming of exactly what I wanted to do. I didn’t think I knew enough about the world to make a decision. I was right.

I have always been strong academically. When I was in matric, I was the Valedictorian and went on to be 1 of 12 selected scholars across South Africa to be given a bursary by Old Mutual to study Actuarial Science. It was a huge honour, even more so being a coloured girl from a community not synonymous with academic achievement. This is something that still makes me sad today.

Born and raised in Durban, I moved to Cape Town to study at the University of Cape Town at the tender age of 17, bearing only my family morals and personal demons. It was tough. I fought hard and I graduated four years later and started work at Old Mutual when I was 21. I hold a Business Science degree in Statistics, and I’m a member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

I worked as a Junior Actuarial Specialist in Healthcare from 2010-2013, where I was responsible for statistical analysis, demographic and claims analysis, data processes, budgeting and forecasting. I then moved into a Pensions team in 2013, where I handled full end to end business relationships with clients, statistical modelling, performed actuarial valuations and developed entire reports as well as handled business and professional communication. In 2015, I took a job as a Senior Technical Assistant and Manager in OMAC where I went on to manage staff, perform actuarial valuations and sign off reports, build new statiscal and actuarial models to meet new business needs, standardise processes and innovate. I also attended client meetings all over the country and Lesotho. As of August 2017, I will be in the role of Actuarial Specialist in the Old Mutual Corporate Consultants Actuarial team. 

This has been my business career. The stories in my heart never went away though. English was my favourite subject throughout my school life and I always excelled at verbal and written communication competitions and expressions of all kinds, including the year book and school newspaper. Writing has always come so naturally and passionately from my heart, and so I went where my metaphoric pen would lead me.

In May 2017, I started a Facebook page, Jaded Writing on the Wall. In less than 2 months, it has garnered a following of 9 000+. The page serves as an expression of my creative writing with themes of life, loss, love, societal situations and every day living in South Africa. It contains 100% original content of my own creation through poetry, verse, videos and short stories. It’s blog like in nature and serves to reach readers on a personal level through shared experience and emotion.

I may not have know what I wanted to be when I was a little girl. I know now.

I am a writer. I was born to write. This is my destiny.

I genuinely hope you and I can work together to deliver this fire fuelled magic in our hearts when we combine our objectives.

Please have a look at Jaded Writing on the Wall on the link below:

https://m.facebook.com/jadedwritingonthewall

Thank you for your time.

Kind Regards,
Keri-lee Jade Edmond

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Preferred Contract TypePreferred Contract Period
Preferred Business / IndustryHighest Education Level
Total Working ExperienceAvailability to work after
Willing to RelocateSpoken LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans

Education Details


I have always been strong academically. When I was in matric at Grosvenor Girls High School, I was the Valedictorian and went on to be 1 of 12 selected scholars across South Africa to be given a bursary by Old Mutual to study Actuarial Science. It was a huge honour, even more so being a coloured girl from a community not synonymous with academic achievement. This is something that still makes me sad today.

Born and raised in Durban, I moved to Cape Town to study at the University of Cape Town at the tender age of 17, bearing only my family morals and personal demons. It was tough. I fought hard and I graduated four years later and started work at Old Mutual.

I hold a Bachelor of Business Science majoring in Statistics.

Working Experience Details


I worked as a Junior Actuarial Specialist in Healthcare from 2010-2013, where I was responsible for statistical analysis, demographic and claims analysis, data processes, budgeting and forecasting. I then moved into a Pensions team in 2013, where I handled full end to end business relationships with clients, statistical modelling, performed actuarial valuations and developed entire reports as well as handled business and professional communication. In 2015, I took a job as a Senior Technical Assistant and Manager in OMAC where I went on to manage staff, perform actuarial valuations and sign off reports, build new statiscal and actuarial models to meet new business needs, standardise processes and innovate. I also attended client meetings all over the country and Lesotho. As of August 2017, I will be in the role of Actuarial Specialist in the Old Mutual Corporate Consultants Actuarial team. 

This has been my business career. The stories in my heart never went away though. English was my favourite subject throughout my school life and I always excelled at verbal and written communication competitions and expressions of all kinds, including the year book and school newspaper. Writing has always come so naturally and passionately from my heart, and so I went where my metaphoric pen would lead me.

In May 2017, I started a Facebook page, Jaded Writing on the Wall. In less than 2 months, it has garnered a following of 9 000+. The page serves as an expression of my creative writing with themes of life, loss, love, societal situations and every day living in South Africa. It contains 100% original content of my own creation through poetry, verse, videos and short stories. It's blog like in nature and serves to reach readers on a personal level through shared experience and emotion.

I may not have know what I wanted to be when I was a little girl. I know now.

I am a writer. I was born to write. This is my destiny.

I genuinely hope you and I can work together to deliver this fire fuelled magic in our hearts when we combine our objectives.

Please have a look at Jaded Writing on the Wall on the link below:

https://m.facebook.com/jadedwritingonthewall

Skills / Specialties


"It was all a dream. I used to read Word Up magazine."

- Juicy
- Notorious BIG 

Word Up magazine was a popular publication in the United States that focussed mainly on African-American teen entertainment. Whenever I hear that lyric, I think of how I covered my childhood bedroom walls in posters of Aaliyah until eventually my mother forcibly removed them. Years later, I would take sweet revenge by stealing a CEILING SIZED cut out of Michael Jackson in his 'This is It' pose and consequently having it grace the entry of my flat, as if I had made it in life. She forcibly removed that too. It was becoming difficult to explain anyway.

Though I was born with many stories in my heart, and a natural love and talent for creative writing from a young age, I wasn't one of those kids who grew up dreaming of exactly what I wanted to do. I didn't think I knew enough about the world to make a decision. I was right.

I have always been strong academically. When I was in matric, I was the Valedictorian and went on to be 1 of 12 selected scholars across South Africa to be given a bursary by Old Mutual to study Actuarial Science. It was a huge honour, even more so being a coloured girl from a community not synonymous with academic achievement. This is something that still makes me sad today.

Born and raised in Durban, I moved to Cape Town to study at the University of Cape Town at the tender age of 17, bearing only my family morals and personal demons. It was tough. I fought hard and I graduated four years later and started work at Old Mutual when I was 21. I hold a Business Science degree in Statistics, and I'm a member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

I worked as a Junior Actuarial Specialist in Healthcare from 2010-2013, where I was responsible for statistical analysis, demographic and claims analysis, data processes, budgeting and forecasting. I then moved into a Pensions team in 2013, where I handled full end to end business relationships with clients, statistical modelling, performed actuarial valuations and developed entire reports as well as handled business and professional communication. In 2015, I took a job as a Senior Technical Assistant and Manager in OMAC where I went on to manage staff, perform actuarial valuations and sign off reports, build new statiscal and actuarial models to meet new business needs, standardise processes and innovate. I also attended client meetings all over the country and Lesotho. As of August 2017, I will be in the role of Actuarial Specialist in the Old Mutual Corporate Consultants Actuarial team. 

This has been my business career. The stories in my heart never went away though. English was my favourite subject throughout my school life and I always excelled at verbal and written communication competitions and expressions of all kinds, including the year book and school newspaper. Writing has always come so naturally and passionately from my heart, and so I went where my metaphoric pen would lead me.

In May 2017, I started a Facebook page, Jaded Writing on the Wall. In less than 2 months, it has garnered a following of 9 000+. The page serves as an expression of my creative writing with themes of life, loss, love, societal situations and every day living in South Africa. It contains 100% original content of my own creation through poetry, verse, videos and short stories. It's blog like in nature and serves to reach readers on a personal level through shared experience and emotion.

I may not have know what I wanted to be when I was a little girl. I know now.

I am a writer. I was born to write. This is my destiny.

I genuinely hope you and I can work together to deliver this fire fuelled magic in our hearts when we combine our objectives.

Please have a look at Jaded Writing on the Wall on the link below:

https://m.facebook.com/jadedwritingonthewall

Thank you for your time.

Kind Regards,
Keri-lee Jade Edmond

Awards / Key Achievements


English - A
Maths - A
Additional Maths - A
Biology - A
Physical Sciences - A
Afrikaans - A
Aggregate 80%+

Patricia Martin Dux Trophy (2005)
University of Cape Town Dean's Merit List (2006)
Golden Key Honour Society (2007)

Professional Qualifications and Training


University of Cape Town - Bachelor of Business Science - Statistics

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