About the Writer
I'm a native German, but my great grandfather and one
of my aunts were British. Therefore I have been bilingual most
of my life.
I chose the engineering path as part of my education,
and specialized in electronics and aviation. Working for
airlines exposed me more to American English. So I spent a
small fortune on perfecting it at Berlitz, and it was my
prevailing language from then on.
Aviation let me go around the globe for years. I
spent a lot of my time in Far East, and some of it in the
Middle East. My passports, showing all these entry stamps,
looked like an impressionistic painting. I became familiar
with Malaysia and Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, and
Australia. Not to mention Africa and Israel.
Last but not least, I finally moved to the U.S.,
where I worked as an avionics instructor for an airline.
Teaching avionics systems in a classroom, as well as writing
or editing technical training manuals defined my daily
routine. It was the turning point, transforming me completely
into an editor and writer for the rest of my life.
Family issues required my presence in Germany again
after several years. My wife and I left 'Corporate America',
and returned to my old stomping ground Europe. We stayed in
Germany for a while, sorted things out, and then moved on
Malta [Mediterranean] was our home for some years
before we decided to move to Spain for good. The cooler
climate in northern Spain near the Atlantic coast, and along
the Pyrenees suits our needs better. The slower pace there
will also allow me to pursue my writing. Stay tuned.
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