I write and publish articles in the appropriate specialist media (print and online) – in close cooperation with your developers & consultants.
Both on my own (self-publishing) and together with publishers, I plan and write technical books about Linux and related technical topics.
I create original content for your company blog, working alongside your own people. If necessary, I can locate external authors, brief them and edit their articles.
I write your press releases, correct and edit press releases written by you or your team members, and I create press distribution lists to suit you.
I advise you on your social media strategy, I manage your channels, take care of your profiles, and I publish the appropriate content there.
I plan and edit articles for print and online media – always comprehensible for the readers and tailored to the correct target group(s).
Since 2018 I have concentrated on public relations and corporate publishing – in both German and English. My customers are mainly companies that develop and promote Open Source software, but I also work for other IT companies. I write blog articles and success stories under my own name, and as ghostwriter, as well as press releases and technical articles.
I published my first book ("KNOPPIX zum Nachschlagen", no longer available) in 2004. My second book (also in German) was published in May 2006: "Debian GNU/Linux – Das Praxisbuch", 800 pages full of tips and tricks about the free Linux distribution. It covers topics such as installation, desktop environments and applications, as well as the administration of Debian servers. In total, there were 7 editions of the Debian book, corresponding to successive releases of the distribution, over a period of 11 years.
I'm currently working on a book about Bareos, in close cooperation with the Bareos team.
In February 2000 I published my first article in the German LinuxUser magazine, and between then and 2008 I wrote the monthly column "Zu Befehl" (about the Linux command-line) for them.
I also published articles in Linux-Magazin (since May 2001), EasyLinux (2003 to 2018), IT-Administrator (since 2015), c't (since 2011), and Make (since 2018).
I worked as editor for the German magazines Linux-Magazin and EasyLinux, so I looked after other authors and put the finishing touches to their articles.
I hold a degree in German and English literature as well as Information Processing (Magistra Artium) from the University of Cologne. I discovered Linux in 1996 while I was working at the university's Center for Applied Computer Science. Back then I also started writing user manuals and tutorials for other students and teachers.