I was born raised and graduated from high school (Gymnasium) in a picturesque little town in the German Rhine Main Area, nestled between Cologne and Frankfurt. After two years of studying German Linguistics & Literature at the Philipp University in Marburg (one of Germany’s oldest Universities, which calls the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm as its alumni), I decided that I had enough of half-timber houses.
I learned about a scholarship to one of Philipp’s partner universities located in an Irish city I had never heard of. I applied, searched for it on a map (in that order), got the scholarship, and, shortly after, continued my studies at UCC in Cork. The warm-heartedness of the Irish only magnified my love for the English language and I left university not only with a degree in German Linguistics & Literature and History of Art but also with the wish to keep working in German and English.
Ever since, I have worked and interned as copywriter, editor, translator, and consultant in the fields of intercultural communication, news, PR, art, fashion, lifestyle, and travel for TASCHEN, ZDF – German Television, the Goethe-Institut, ELLE Magazine (Burda Publishing), T-Online, and Campus Frankfurt/New York. In February 2015, I was accepted as a member of the Verband der Freien Lektorinnen und Lektoren (VFLL), German Association of Freelance Editors.
Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss a potential project or if you have questions regarding my CV or work.
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“The best German copywriter and translator we have ever worked with. Highly recommended for excellent communication and professionalism.”
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