A passion for texts
Being a freelance editor and copywriter gives me great pleasure. I am paid to improve something as much as possible, or even to create it from scratch. Much of what is important to me personally also contributes to my work: punctuality, reliability and creativity.
Books and the internet have shaped my youth
In 2007, I successfully completed my business studies – and then I realized something was still missing: books, texts, and the discussion about them. That is why I continued to study – literature, this time. Thus, I followed a path that had early on been prepared by my grandfather’s bookshelf. It is his typewriter I wrote my first stories on, too: how the wolf from Nu Pagadi unsuccessfully chases the hare. With the internet, HTML, websites and online games something new was added to the equation that I found equally interesting. Today, I merge the two.
I do not use mistakes to pass judgement
I look for mistakes in texts – but not in my clients. We will always communicate at eye level. I will let you know my opinion and give recommendations, but I will not try to teach you. I am always suspicious about myself first.
ADM-certified freelance editor, member of the Verband der Freien Lektorinnen und Lektoren e. V.
Cooperation with Helge Pfannenschmidt (Freier Lektor & Texter / Dresden) in the areas editing, text and publishing as well as Oliver Krull (Lektorat OK / Berlin) in the areas (copy)editing and proofreading.
2010 Winner Junges Literaturforum Hessen-Thüringen
2012/2013 Writer-in-residence in Ranis. Publication of Einer muss der Uke sein. Stories in the literary magazines L. Der Literaturbote, Palmbaum, and Ort der Augen. Co-editor of the magazine Schmalspur (with Moritz Gause). Project Funkstreife in collaboration with Moritz Gause and Markus Sehl. Since 2015 columnist at the metamorphosen magazine.
2007 Management diploma (wholesale and retail trade) from the Berufsakademie Eisenach
2012 Bachelor of Arts in General and Comparative Literature (AVL) and Philosophy from Freie Universität Berlin
2015 Master of Arts in AVL from Freie Universität Berlin. Topic of my master’s thesis: On the depth of coloured surfaces: an investigation into the colour words in Christian Kracht’s Faserland in respect to their narrative and poetological function for the novel.
What I have been working with over the past few years
For the German publisher Rowohlt I have edited non-fiction books, including Arbeit ist ein Knochenjob – a book about the work of the palaeontologist Kai Jäger, or the financial guidebook Madame Monneypenny: Wie Frauen ihre Finanzen selbst in die Hand nehmen können by Natascha Wegelin. For Blinkist, I edit short texts which give concise summaries of the contents of non-fiction books. And for quite a while now, I have been editing quiz and guessing games for the publisher moses.
I edited a study guide for the Alice Salomon Hochschule, leaflets and image magazines for Monotype, a magazine about the history of the German Red Cross in Corea or the annual report of Stiftung Warentest. For the Bau- und Spar Dortmund eG I edited and proofread more than 400 cover letters sent to clients.
I have written texts for the pixarprinting blog as well as wpk GmbH and various freelancers such as a coach and an expert in the health care sector. For textfokus, I regularly write SEO texts.