Hi, I'm Joël. I'm an aspiring author, a singer and a songwriter.
Read about all my projects and services below!
About the book I'm writing
Every boy has a childhood dream of what they want to be when they grow up, some want to become astronauts, others want to become archeologists or paleontologists, I wanted to become both. When I was a kid, many subjects fascinated me; I had no single profession in mind, just countless possibilities of what the future might bring. As time passed, my interests changed, but there was always that one obsession that stuck around: writing. Read more >>
About my music
I’ve always been very shy, to overcome this I joined a choir in 2012 and sang my first solo in front of 1,200 people; I was scared to death, but I did it, and in doing it I overcame my shyness. Three years later I started a hardrock band which disbanded in 2019. In 2020 I recorded a song I wrote, together with my wife, I now write and record music under the artist name Agapē, a.k.a. Music by Agapē. Our band name derives from a Greek, Biblical concept, it is one of the words for love, this word describes the love of God. Read more >>
Services: Web Design & Marketing
I built my first website in HTML. It looked amazing for a personal blog built by a twelve year old. Years later, in 2012, I built my second website. This website was also my first web shop. Now, after 8 years as a web designer, I can’t begin to count the number of websites I have built through my company: Crosbytes.
Services: English/Dutch Translation
Since I was raised bilingual, and love to write, translating comes as natural to me as breathing. To date, I have translated numerous websites, official documents, e-mails and more.
Proofreading means carefully checking for errors in a text before it is published or shared. It is the very last stage of revising a text, when you fix minor spelling and punctuation mistakes, typos, formatting issues and inconsistencies.
In October I challenged myself to finish what I started, I set a number of goals for myself, the first being: Read 15 books before