Sunday, March 01, 2009

I'm changing the shape of my brain

For the last two weeks, I have been in transition at the company at which I work...after nearly fifteen years of providing technical support, I have had one of those "right place at the right time" opportunities present itself, which will cause me to work in an entirely different area of the business. The position is a new one and has come about in direct response to a time of exponential growth in our digital interactive group. The position that I will fill encompasses responsibilities in the Editing/proofreading area and also has focus in the arena of quality assurance. The department to which I will be assigned is the Editing/Proofing team, but my primary area of responsibility will be in working with the elearning products. I am also receiving training and instruction regarding the traditional products of the company, so that in times of vacation and overload in those areas I will be able to work with these packages as well.

I feel as though I am using parts of my brain that I have not exercised in quite awhile...and the training with the "women of the words" at our company has caused me to realize that they have forgotten much more than I have ever known about the English language. I have, however, re-found (is that a word?) my love of words and writing....and have also begun to explore other creative pursuits that have been neglected over the last few being the most prominent of those (although most folks would say that I have been keeping right up with that, considering the amount of photos that I take and post online :) ) I am excited about what the future holds, and honestly a little nervous...I have never held a role that has been as directly exposed to the external customer...the implication of failing in this position is the potential to impact the customer directly, and with that also impact our organization.

With two weeks of caring and nuturing training from my team members on the Editing team I move forward into the coming week, with new challenges and projects to work on, and a huge amount to learn. Wish me luck as I continue in the great new mind-molding position...I may need to leverage some of my technical knowledge from time to time, but I will also need to get my writing and language muscles in tip-top shape...they will be active all the time now.

That's it for now...till later, much love to you