About

Hello World!_

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.

Skip Intro? Get in touch here.

Hola!

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):

Skills

.critical thinking

.climbing

.creative writing

.navigation without GPS

.DSLR photography

.fluent in English and German

.también hablo Español

.coding / programming with C#, C++, PHP…

.shooting

.Cisco CCNA certification

.cryptic crosswords

.the green thumb

.MTG

.fixing your computer

.chess

.photoshop

.snowboarding

.horseback riding

.making up new words in Ancient Greek

.making fire

My fire burns for versatility.

‘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) 😉

Topics

.blockchain technology & crypto currency

.sociolinguistics

.street culture

.independent cinema

.communication science

.the psychology of the irrational

.literary history

.utopias & dystopias

.storytelling

.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:

More topics

.(social) entrepreneurship

.evolutionary psychology

.artificial intelligence

.astronomy & astrophotography

.social engineering

.reptiles

.woodwork & carpentry

.probability calculus

.scientific skepticism

.sustainable energy

.cooking

.hard sci-fi

.game theory

.existentialist philosophy

.the visualization of data

That being said, I also consider myself to be a skilled writer, strategic thinker and media creative.

Visit my SEO blog

DoLo!

Any Questions? Contact Me Here 🙂

Do you have any feedback? Found a typo? Want to discuss the future of A.I. or some other topic?

Send me a message and I will get back to as soon as I can.

Photo credit header: Ola Mae – THANKS 🙂