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Academic Degrees

Political Science
War Studies, deterrence, Israel, Hamas
Political Science
International Relations
Linguistics and Languages
Linguistics and German

Academic Career

I am a bit of a renaissance man. I have degrees in linguistics and German, international relations, and war studies. Within international relations, I was very interested in political economy, economics, and international law. In war studies, my expertise is in deterrence, security studies, international law (I recently peer reviewed a journal article on international law from one of the world'd pre-eminent international lawyers at Princeton), counterterrorism, and counterinsurgency.


  • “Targeted Killings and Compellence: Lessons from the Campaign against Hamas in the Second Intifada,” Perspectives on Terrorism 10, no. 3 (June 14, 2016),
  • “Israel and Hamas: Stabilizing Deterrence,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs 9, no. 3 (September 2, 2015): 405–15, doi:10.1080/23739770.2015.1124314,
  • Review: "International aviation and terrorism: evolving threats, evolving security". Defence Studies, 12 August 2015: 
  • Several newspaper articles on Syria, terrorism, and Israel.
  • Working on turning my dissertation on Israel and Hamas into a book

Proofreading/Editing Experience and Qualifications

I have worked as a translator (German into English) and proofreader for over 10 years. Here are my main clients (with the field in parentheses when unclear):

  • ACROSS Europe's Retail Real Estate
  • SES Spar European Shopping Centers
  • 21media (marketing company)

I have also translated and proofread documents for professors at Vienna's University of Economics and Business, a dissertation on international relations (about Hans Herz), and many other smaller projects.


I work only with text in .doc format (no PDFs). The occasional image is OK, but costs extra. I cannot be responsible for formatting changes and recommend sending me the documents before they've been laid out for printing, if applicable.

Personal Message

Hi there! I'm a one-man show, so my customer relationships are key. I deliver high-quality work, ask when I have questions, and always deliver on time. As you can see, I've worked in a variety of areas, so I have broad knowledge of many topics you might wish to have proofread.


I generally have wide availability, though I do also work as an adjunct professor. Please contact me with information on the type of document, it's characters with spaces, and when you need it by and I will let you know if it is feasible!