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Starting off


My first article was published in 1998. This was in a small English-language newspaper called The Vienna Reporter. I later began to write for its larger rival paper, Austria Today.

After a post-graduate course in periodical journalism at the London College of Communication, I joined the British National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

I then began as a researcher and writer. In London this involved work for BBC Online’s ‘German Fix’ language learning channel, and the business intelligence site, Netimperative. Following this I returned to Austria to work for Central European News in Vienna. This agency supplied news to media in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Going freelance 

I later became a freelancer. Here I wrote regularly on expatriate issues for Expatica and The Weekly Telegraph.

In 2003 I moved to Germany. Here I began a mixture of journalism work and English-language training work.

Over the years I had articles published in mainstream titles such as The Telegraph and The Times Educational Supplement and specialist publications such as The Lancet, The Catholic Herald, Professional Builder and Woman magazine. I also occasionally narrated corporate films and documentaries.


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