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Jakob Straub

creative ghostwriter, copywriter & editor

Bonn, Germany

  • 50.7358
  • 7.1006
  • Indicative rate €250 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Work location
Only do the missions remotely
Project length
Looks for missions ≤ 1 week, ≤ 1 month, Between 1-3 months, Between 3-6 months, ≥ 6 months
Company size
Looks for companies of 1 person, 2 - 10 people, 11 - 49 people, 50 - 249 people, 250 - 999 people and 2 others

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Jakob in a few words

Professional writer & ghostwriter - Storytelling, fiction, non-fiction

I am a creative and versatile freelance writer and editor. I produce engaging content for the web, print, and marketing needs of my clients. My expertise ranges from creative writing, literature and productivity to marketing, travel, technology as well as software and apps.

I help other writers of fiction with the development of plot and characters to shape their manuscripts into compelling stories. I assist non-fiction authors with structuring their information and content into a flowing and cohesive narrative. I write creative fiction in English and German, and I ghostwrite complete books in the genres literary fiction and romance. I have published fiction, travel guidebooks as well as illustrated books for children.

Website: jakobwrites.com

Portfolio

Experience

November 2015 - Today

Publishing Market

Freelance

Writer

I'm an author of literary fiction in English and German and of books for children. I produce web content for clients, covering topics such as travel, technology, software and apps, literature, creativity and productivity. I work with authors to improve their writing and get their manuscripts ready for publication.
August 2017 - Today | Bonn, Germany

Publishing Market

March Mono Press

Writer & Editor

I am the writer and editor at March Mono Press, a digital publishing agency. Our custom solutions include writing and editing, design, illustration and data visualiziation.
December 2014 - December 2015 | Barcelona, Spain

E-commerce

eDreams ODIGEO

German Content Specialist

• Copywriting and copyediting of content in German and English for web, mobile and advertising
• Translation and localization for all brands
• Support in finding and fixing content issues in all brands and markets
• Cross-team collaboration with UX, SEO, CRM and other departments to enhance and develop content
• Project Management
February 2014 - October 2014 | Barcelona, Spain

Software Publisher

Softonic

News Reporter & Content Editor

• Investigate, gather, verify and produce news that are most relevant for readers worldwide, according to the global editorial line and strategy.
• Keep track of content performance through web analytics, KPIs and internal tools in order to meet goals and identify necessary revisions and optimizations.
• Identify and share important news with other teams, feeding
opportunities to create other types of content.
• Apply editorial policies and decisions with minimal delay.
September 2013 - February 2014 | Berlin, Germany

Press & Media

AndroidPIT

Online Content Editor

• Website Content: Research, writing and editing of articles and news for website
• App Reviews: Writing reviews for Android applications, compiling galleries of interesting top applications
• Newsletter: Writing copy for weekly newsletter and campaigns
• SEO: Writing SEO-based copy for website, device pages and landing pages
• Community: Engaging audience and community through social media and forums
May 2012 - December 2013 | New York, United States of America

Culture

Untapped Cities

Global Travel Editor

• Content strategy, article research, writing & editing
• Managing a community of over 200 global volunteer contributors
• SEO: optimizing existing content, on-site & off-site SEO strategy
• Strategy and management of features & city spotlights
• Content and social media marketing
January 2013 - July 2013 | Berlin, Germany

Entertainment & Leisure

GameDuell

Online Marketing / SEO Manager

• Content creation for several websites, social media and marketing.
• SEO: reporting of KPIs and keyword visibility, keyword targeting, linkbuilding, on-page & off-page optimization.
• Strategizing and optimizing content for partner websites
• Data analysis
April 2013 - July 2013 | Berlin, Germany

Press & Media

unlike media ltd.

Freelance Copyeditor

• Copywriting and editing of international city guides and listings.
June 2012 - May 2013 | Berlin, Germany

E-commerce

eicie

Copy Writer & Marketing Strategist

• Creating content for company website in line with the corporate strategy and brand guidelines.
• Editing, optimizing and translating existing copy for company communication and website.
• Strategizing for marketing outreach through social media, online and print campaigns.
February 2009 - July 2013 | Berlin, Germany

Publishing Market

solid-earth

Freelance Editor & Printing Consultant

• Creating content for company communications in line with the corporate strategy and brand guidelines.
• Creating copy for customers in a variety of styles; always clear, compelling, highly readable and in line with customer's brand message.
• Editing and optimizing existing copy for company communication and customer needs.
• Strategizing for web2print solutions and print campaigns: interpretation of strategic briefs; ensuring the coherence and quality of copy in entire print campaigns.

Education

  • Bachelor / Master

    Universität Konstanz

    2004

    2003 – 2004
    British- American Studies, Philosophy

  • High School - General University Entrance Qualification

    Heinrich-Suso-Gymnasium Konstanz

    2000
  • Magister

    Freie Universität Berlin

    2002

    2001 – 2002
    English, North-American Studies, Publishing

Languages

  • German

    Native or bilingual

  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency

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