Fascination for technology
In order to convince other people of the advantages of a newly developed technology, a clear understanding of the material is indispensable. I am an engineer specialising in the field of metal-producing and metal-working technologies and have acquired ample professional experience in a range of metal-working and computer/ electronics sectors. This background enables me to quickly understand new developments and to describe them correctly. Furthermore, having borne full responsibility for results and profits for many years, I have a good understanding of what the readers of my reports think and what they are interested in. This helps me in writing articles “from a professional for professionals”, focussing exactly on the aspects that will interest the practitioner and in presenting them in a compact, well-illustrated format.
Journalism by vocation
My career as a journalist started rather by coincidence: in 1994 – at the time I was working as a sales engineer for a machine builder – I was invited to take over responsibility as managing editor of the engineering and scientific journals of the German Foundrymen's Association. Three and a half years later I decided to set myself up as freelance journalist and founded my own editorial office. Since then I have published more than 1,500 technical articles in around 100 leading engineering magazines. Although my focus is on German-language publications in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, I also write for journals in Great Britain, the United States and France.