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Jakob Straub

Jakob Straub - Ghostwriter

Barcelona, Spain

Creative and versatile writer and editor with years of experience working with content in various styles and for diverse media.

Overview

I am a freelance editor and copywriter in both German and English as well as an author of fiction short and long. I am a monkey of twelve makings.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Classics Humor & Comedy Literature Poetry Short Story
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet Self-help & Self-improvement Technology Travel

Work experience

Freelance writer

Self-employed

December, 2015 – Present (about 1 year)

I offer writing and editing services to help you stand out with your website, ebook, or manuscript. Check out my portfolio and full description of services at

• I can help you ready your novel or short fiction manuscript for submission to a literary agent or publisher.
• For non-fiction, I can bring people and their ideas and passions to life on the page in detailed portraits. In travel writing, I enjoy highlighting a destination in a way that takes the reader on a complete journey from beginning to end.
• I offer ghostwriting services for complete books of fiction or non-fiction and shorter projects or web content.
• I can review and edit web content, manuscripts, and translations.

German Content Specials

eDreams OdigeO

December, 2014 – December, 2015 (about 1 year)

• Copywriting and copyediting of content in German and English for web, mobile and advertising
• Translation and localization for all brands
• Support in finding and fixing content issues in all brands and markets
• Cross-team collaboration with UX, SEO, CRM and other departments to enhance and develop content

News Reporter & Content Editor

Softonic

February, 2014 – November, 2014 (9 months)

• Investigate, gather, verify and produce news that are most relevant for readers worldwide, according to the global editorial line and strategy.
• Keep track of content performance through web analytics, KPIs and internal tools in order to meet goals and identify necessary revisions and optimizations.
• Identify and share important news with other teams, feeding
opportunities to create other types of content.
• Apply editorial policies and decisions with minimal delay.

Online Content Editor

AndroidPIT

September, 2013 – February, 2014 (5 months)

• Website Content: Research, writing and editing of articles and news for website
• App Reviews: Writing reviews for Android applications, compiling galleries of interesting top applications
• Newsletter: Writing copy for weekly newsletter and campaigns
• SEO: Writing SEO-based copy for website, device pages and landing pages
• Community: Engaging audience and community through social media and forums

Freelance Copy Editor

unlike media ltd.

April, 2013 – July, 2013 (3 months)

• Copywriting and editing of international city guides and listings.

Online Marketing Manager

GameDuell

January, 2013 – August, 2013 (7 months)

• Content creation for several websites, social media and marketing.
• SEO: reporting of KPIs and keyword visibility, keyword targeting, linkbuilding, on-page & off-page optimization.
• Strategizing and optimizing content for partner websites
• Data analysis

Global Travel Editor

Untapped Cities

May, 2012 – August, 2013 (over 1 year)

• Content strategy, article research, writing & editing
• Managing a community of over 200 global volunteer contributors
• SEO: optimizing existing content, on-site & off-site SEO strategy
• Strategy and management of features & city spotlights
• Content and social media marketing

Portfolio (2 selected works)

where the butterflies go

lightbooks, Jakob Straub

This is a book written by Jakob Straub and illustrated by Alexandra March. Itʼs a story of natural forces, and connections between people, plants and animals. Behind Orlena's house there is a forest waiting to be explored."Dont get lost in the fog," her dad says. "I won't," Orlena replies, "not with the tree guiding me home." "Where the Butterflies Go" takes the reader on a magical and remarka... read more

This is a book written by Jakob Straub and illustrated by Alexandra March. Itʼs a story of natural forces, and connections between people, plants and animals. Behind Orlena's house there is a forest waiting to be explored."Dont get lost in the fog," her dad says. "I won't," Orlena replies, "not with the tree guiding me home." "Where the Butterflies Go" takes the reader on a magical and remarka... read more

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