Thank you for your interest in my work. My name is Johannes C. Zeller and I am a journalist, copywriter and SEO consultant. On this page you can find out more about my professional experience and skillset, along with a list of stuff that interests me.
Professional Experience // Work-Life-Learning-Balance
As an avid lifelong learner, autodidact, and expert problem solver, I’ve always thrived on variety in my professional life. On my journey so far, I have completed many different jobs and projects in many diverse fields:
From the radio cabin to the assembly line; from the construction site to the PR office; from the barroom to the newsroom; from professional ghostwriting to refurbishing furniture; from organizing international ICT events to bringing punk gigs to the local community … my talents and interests are versatile, and I am never afraid to take a hands-on approach to whatever project comes my way.
In my professional life, I look back on almost two decades as a journalist writing for various newspapers and international news outlets. As a tech-savvy digital native, I’ve also been involved in countless online projects just about as long. In 2014, I officially founded my company offering my services as an SEO consultant and copywriter.
With respect to education, I hold a post-graduate degree in English Linguistics and a certification in Media Studies. However, I’m firmly convinced that there is no substitute for real-world learning – and one should miss an opportunity to try out new things, engage in new topics, and acquire new skills!
A Unique Skillset // Don’t Be an Ant!
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal […]. Specialization is for insects.”
From: Robert A. Heinlein – Time Enough for Love
Just like Heinlein, I believe that humans should acquire a versatile skillset, and that overspecialization better be left to ants! 🐜
I pride myself in a unique set of abilities and talents, that I am continuously expanding. Here is an excerpt (in no particular order):
.navigation without GPS
.fluent in English and German
.también hablo Español
.coding / programming with C#, C++, PHP…
.Cisco CCNA certification
.the green thumb
.fixing your computer
.making up new words in Ancient Greek
‘Areas of Expertise’ // Stuff That’s Interesting (to me)
Once I discover a topic that is new and interesting to me, it quickly becomes an obsession which I dive into deeply. Although (outside of SEO) I don’t claim any particular area of expertise for myself, there are some reoccurring topics that captured my attention again and again during my life and career. I might not consider myself an expert, but I always cherish a conversation about them. For your convenience, here’s an incomplete list (again, in no particular order) 😉
.blockchain technology & crypto currency
.the psychology of the irrational
.utopias & dystopias
.hardcore punk (and other music that’s not pop)
Of course, there are many more things that interest me and that I already had an opportunity to learn a little bit about. As a professional (ghost-)writer, I have written about almost everything from transcendentalist poetry to mechatronic systems engineering, and I always challenge myself to uncover the most interesting aspects of a topic. To keep you scrolling, here is some more stuff that I’m interested in:
.astronomy & astrophotography
.woodwork & carpentry
.the visualization of data
That being said, I also consider myself to be a skilled writer, strategic thinker and media creative.
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Send me a message and I will get back to as soon as I can.
Photo credit header: Ola Mae – THANKS 🙂