I’m a copywriter, copy editor/proofreader and German-to-English translator. Having earlier been an electronics, electromechanical and software engineer, it’s clear that clients ask me to do a fair amount of work in hard-core science and technology. But I feel equally at home with high-gloss publications and the softer side of business, as my portfolio shows. Oh, and don’t let my Germanic-sounding name mislead you: a quarter-century after blending in with Switzerland and the Swiss, I remain thoroughly British below the surface!
Readable and speakable words, crafted to resonate with specialist or general audiences and instil your meaning.
Headlines, captions, slogans, newsletters, articles, brochures, presentations, websites and more: you brief me on the key points and relevant background, then I will find the words that present them to best advantage for your intended audience.
Editing & proofreading
Text polishing and rewording. Consistent vocabulary and terminology. One voice for multiple contributors. I frame the work at hand in its surrounding context, compare and fact-check, follow reasoning, and offer tactful critique and suggestions as need be.
I work both on and between the lines, with rigour, deep understanding, and sensitivity to nuance. My renderings feel like originals. And like my other work, they flow with a rhythm and cadence designed to keep your audience reading, listening or viewing attentively to the end.
Business terms & conditions
Case studies, reports
Conference & trade show literature
Corporate & trade publications
Media releases, newsletters
Marketing & publicity materials
Presentations, audio & video scripts
Scientific & technical papers
Technical & user manuals
Translations of official documents
Commercial & industrial IT
Control & monitoring systems
Corporate communications, PR
Document management & archiving
Electric power industry
Electronic & electrical engineering
Facility management, HVAC
Hearing instruments, audiology
Mailing machinery, postal systems
Museum & gallery publicity
Office & industrial furniture
Professional audio & broadcast technology
Scientific & laboratory instruments
Security & access control systems
Sensors & actuators
Tourism & hospitality industries
Awesome work makes happy clients.
Much of my output is client-proprietary or confidential. Yet, over the years, an interesting portion has found its way onto the internet in one form or another, for the entire world to read. Here is a selection.
Swiss International Conference on Industrial Microbiology
2012 inaugural microscon: Translation and English clean-up where necessary of pre-event communications with sponsors and delegates; website copy; presentation abstracts; conference magazine; post-event wrap up and vote of thanks.
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