"Those who do not know a foreign language are ignorant of their own." 

(Goethe)

I have always been good at languages. After my A-Levels with the main subjects French and English, I spent a year in Mexico and Brazil where I learned Spanish and Portuguese. Subsequently, I got a B.A. degree in "International Communication and Translation" in Hildesheim, Germany, with all four languages instead of the prescribed two. I spent a semester abroad in France and after graduating went backpacking in Brazil for six months. During my M.A. studies in "Religion and Culture" I spent a semester in South Africa.

As I liked the beautiful city of Cape Town, I ended up staying for seven years. First, I worked as a project manager in a translation agency, where I gained valuable insight into the industry.

After that, I was employed as an in-house translator and content writer in an e-commerce business, where I applied my langauge skills and attended courses in online marketing, SEO, as well as HTML and CSS. As a territory manager, I was also in charge of social media marketing, email marketing, and customer service.

Eventually,  I worked as a marketing manager leading an international team of translators. I planned, implemented, and monitored both acquisition as well as retention marketing campaigns and was responsible for revenue targets in various language markets, such as German, French, Russian, Polish, and Romanian.

In 2017, I decided to leave Cape Town and embark on a journey. For one year I travelled through ten countries and lived on my savings as well as translation and content creation assignments. 

Afterwards, I wrote a 300-page book in German about my experiences and personal development process, which will be published soon. 

I work location-independently as a creative writer, translator, interpretor, editor, marketing consultant as well as intercultural trainer.  

My references comprise, among others, the German newspapers FAZ and Die Welt as well as documentary film projects by Spiegel TV, Cocoa Film, and Filmquadrat.dok. Click here to find out what people I've worked with say about me.

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