You Can Hire Me
Do you like my blog?
Do you actually find the articles really helpful?
I’m glad to hear that!
But did you know that I’m not only writing blog posts here on “Zooming Japan”, but that you can actually hire me?
For Individuals – You Can Hire Me:
You’re just a normal person who’s planning a trip to Japan, needs help with a translation or there’s something else you need my help with? Don’t worry, you can hire me. I’ve already taken personal requests in the past. You can read the testimonials further down to see how people liked my service.
Why Should You Hire Me?
After I had graduated from university in Germany, I moved to Japan where I have lived for 7 years. I’m fluent in English, German and Japanese and have travelled to all 47 Japanese prefectures (and over 100 Japanese castles) – more than once.
I know a lot about daily life in Japan, Japanese culture, work ethics and expat issues. I’d love to help you out with my experience and knowledge, because I know a lot of people struggle if they want to plan a trip to Japan or if they suddenly have to deal with Japanese business partners.
Let me help you!
Planning Your Japan Trip:
I get tons of e-mails every day where people desperately ask me if their itinerary looks ok, where to find cheap accommodation or what they should bring when visiting in [enter month]. A lot of them have booked their trip through a travel agency and have received an itinerary, but they still come to me because they want to hear my opinion. I really appreciate that.
If you don’t want to go through that hassle, you can hire me instead and I’ll help you set up the perfect itinerary for your Japan trip!
A lot of travel agencies might not know about the hidden spots in Japan and the “standard itinerary” might not be the right thing for your interests.
You can relax while I do the work for you. We can work out the perfect Japan trip for you, your friends and your family!
Need to book an accommodation or a rental car and the website is only available in Japanese? Need someone to actually call and talk to the staff in Japanese? I’ll do that for you.
Contact me now – and I’ll see what I can do for you.
I know the feeling. There’s something you really want to understand, but you just can’t.
It could be the letter of a good Japanese friend, maybe your girlfriend, the dialogue at a critical point in a video game or the website of a tourist attraction you want to visit?
No worries, I can help you.
I’ve done lots of translations, also in my previous job where I translated speeches and essays of my students from Japanese into English.
The most frequent requests I get is translating personal letters from English into Japanese (or vice versa).
I’m pretty much fluent in English, German and Japanese, so if you have anything you want me to translate, I’ll do it.
Don’t worry if it’s something personal. Apart from you and me nobody else will get to see it.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Hire Me – Companies:
If you are a travel agency, magazine, publishing company, a website for learning Japanese or anything else that has to do with Japan, then I’ll gladly work together with you. If you scroll down, you can see a list of companies I’ve already worked with.
Why Should You Work With Me?
You’ll find a great audience of interested people on my blog. “Zooming Japan” is generating over 107,100 page views from around 62,000 unique visitors per month and is constantly growing!
The site is targeted at people who are interested in traveling to or living in Japan.
For a daily updated overview of all data, check out my themidgame profile.
The majority of my readers comes from English speaking countries, but the top 3 locations are United States, Japan and Germany followed by the United Kingdom.
Zooming Japan gets a high number of new visitors (over 80% of all visitors are new), but also has a large community of loyal returning readers.
On average a visitor views 1,4 pages per visit, giving you a great chance of repeating impressions!
The average reader is between 17 and 45 years old and arrived on “Zooming Japan” for keyword search terms concerning life, work, culture and traveling in Japan.
Companies I’ve Already Worked With:
Hire Me As A Writer:
I’ve been blogging for about 13 years now (4 years here on “Zooming Japan”). I also have published some articles in printed media (thus far only in Germany).
If you have a website or a magazine focusing on Japan, I’ll gladly write articles for you. I also have myriads of photos (copyrighted by me) that can accompany the articles.
Here’s an example of an article in a German magazine:
“Katzenkult in Japan” (“Cat Cult in Japan” – published in Cats Today (Winter 2014 issue):
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Here’s an example of an online article:
Himono Onna – The Dried Fish Woman – on GaijinPot (July 27th 2012)
Let Me Promote You:
I’ll write sponsored articles either on my blog or on your website.
I also feature other types of sponsored content such as infographics, videos, podcasts or photos.
You can find examples of sponsored content on my blog here:
[Sponsored Link]: Top 9 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tohoku and Hokkaido (for JNTO U.S.)
[Sponsored Video]: Teaching German in Japan – The Truth About Job Opportunities (for Goethe-Institut Tokyo)
Let me know what I can do for you and contact me.
I’ll write reviews about your service or product, but only if I had a chance to try it myself.
Please note that I’ll truthfully tell my readers how I liked it. I won’t tell them it’s great if I thought it wasn’t.
My readers trust me and I won’t mislead them.
If I review something, you can be sure that it’s a proper, 100% honest review.
You can see an example of a review I’ve done here:
[Book Review]: Japan Journeys Famous Woodblock Prints (for Tuttle Publishing)
Putting ad banners at popular spots on my blog is also a great opportunity to promote your service.
You can find more information about what kind of advertising opportunities I’m offering here.
I’m fluent in English, German and Japanese.
I’ve done some translations at my previous job in Japan, but also for individuals from all over the world. I’ll gladly help you translate documents, letters, websites or apps.
Contact me for more information.
Events in Jan/Feb 2017:
- Jan 15: Matobakai (Kumamoto)
- Jan 15: Toh-shiya (Kyoto)
- Jan 17: Bonden-sai (Akita)
- Jan 28: Yamayaki (Nara)
- Feb 3: Setsubun (nationwide)
- Feb 3-12: Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi
- Feb 6-12: Sapporo Snow Festival
- Feb 7-12: Asahikawa Winter Festival
- Feb 15-16: Yokote Kamakura Festival
- Feb 17-19: Tokamachi Snow Festival
- Feb 18: Naked Festival at Saidai-ji (Okayama)