Who, what and when.
My first article was published in 1997 in a small English-language newspaper called The Vienna Reporter, followed by its larger rival paper, Austria Today. After joining the National Union of Journalists in 2000, I began cutting my teeth as a researcher and writer in London and Vienna.
This involved freelance work for BBC Online Languages ("German FIx"), the London-based business intelligence site, Netimperative, and the Vienna-based British press agency, Central European News. I also wrote regularly on expatriate issues for Expatica and the Expat Living section of The Telegraph group's international publication, The Weekly Telegraph.
In 2003, I moved to Germany and began a mixture of freelance work, specialising in research, article writing, voiceovers and English-language training. This involved writing for mainstream and specialist newspapers, magazines and websites, and narrating corporate films and documentaries.
I now continue to provide writing and research services to media and corporations, alongside English-language training services to media workers, from northwestern Germany.