Thank you for your interest in my work. My name is Johannes C. Zeller and I am a journalist, SEO & AI consultant. On this page you can find out more about my professional experience and skill set, 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. In recent years, my fascination with AI has grown immensely, leading me to also offer my expertise as an AI consultant.
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 skill set, 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) 😉
.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:
.blockchain technology & crypto currency
.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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Photo credit header: Ola Mae – THANKS 🙂