What I do
I have extensive experience as a freelance writer but also worked for many years as a copywriter and strategic planner for a leading luxury watch brand. I’ve written award-winning advertising and PR copy, annual reports, web and social media texts, and articles as well as speeches and interview responses for senior managers. I’m also comfortable as a ghost writer, proofreader and editor. I can work wonders with your copy! And with a masters degree in creative writing from one of the world’s best universities, I can take you well beyond the corporate landscape.
Creative, correct and fast
I understand and respect deadlines and am absolutely committed to meeting them. And regardless of how quickly you need your copy, its quality will never be compromised.
Maybe you don’t need a translator
One of the things I enjoy most is helping people create English-language versions of their German or French texts. I’m not a translator but . . . I can read German and French well and I can write a culture-appropriate English version of your text that communicates the nuance and the feeling of the original. It won’t sound like a translation and will resonate with your readers. This is especially useful for advertising, marketing, web and PR copy.
My background is more than a bit unconventional.
As an undergraduate in America, sometime in the last millennium, I studied economics, politics and literature but spent the years following my graduation working as a musician. That remarkable time developed my ear not only for music but also for language – its rhythm, its tone and its melody. Later, working in a corporate environment, I learned that every client’s copywriting needs – even among those working in the same organization – are unique.
A lifelong learner
Since 2000, I have been a chronic graduate student and have earned master’s degrees in mass communications (University of Leicester, 2004), world music (University of Sheffield, 2014), and most recently, creative writing (Cambridge University, 2017). This commitment to lifelong learning has expanded my horizons, broadened my mind and enhanced my understanding of the world – qualities that are reflected in every copywriting project.
Because I have written so many different types of copy for such wonderfully diverse clients, I would like to share with you examples of writing that are best suited to your specific requirements instead of a one-size-fits-all portfolio. Tell me about your English-language writing and editing needs. I’ll show you my work and discuss how I might be able to support you.