I began my career as a news editor at Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa in Hamburg in 2001. About a year later (July 2002), I gained a permanent position as a News and Feature Editor when the English Service relocated to Cork, in my native Ireland. There, I was responsible for editing and translating reports filed by the English Service’s correspondents and reporters all over the world for accuracy, factuality and adherence to in-house style. I also have written news and reports on political, economic and cultural issues as well as on movies including the Cannes International Film Festival. This is in addition to travel reports and illustrated features on environmental issues and architecture.
This position was followed by my work as a translator at Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin. There I translated and updated news from German to English for the main news programme called Journal. My work also consisted of editing film reports.
For several years, I have worked as a translator and as an editor for cultural anthropologists in Mainz, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and Bayreuth among other places. Since 2015, I have been Editor-in-Chief and translator of the “Hamburg News” web page.