On my former life as a writer

I am the co-author and editor of the book The Essential Guide to Being Polish, released July 2013. I also wrote and was the project manager for a workbook for startups titled PowerGuide for InnoEnergy. You can read an excerpt from it here.

I have experience as both a freelance writer and tech journalist and as an editor, with over four years of combined experience as the editor-in-chief of a newspaper and online publication. My areas of expertise include tech and startups (particularly cleantech), history, politics, European culture, and literature in emigration, though I am an obsessive reader of physics, astronomy and neuroscience books and love to write on those topics as well.

In addition to writing, I am also a freelance translator, and started my own location-independent translation business in January 2011 called Tłumaczenia Bez Biura (Translations Without an Office). I specialize in Polish to English translation, as well as proofreading or copyediting already translated English text.

Reviews of The Essential Guide to Being Polish

"[A] carefully researched but reader-friendly peregrination through the story of Poland—a thrilling if sometimes depressing ride you wouldn't believe if you read it in a novel. . . . I can say honestly . . . that The Essential Guide to Being Polish will not disappoint." — Krakow Post

"Do you plan to visit Poland for the first time? Are you contemplating a return trip? Do you enjoy reading about other countries and their cultures? If you answered 'yes' to any of the above then you must read The Essential Guide to Being Polish. . . . Once you start reading, you’ll want to read it all." — Am-Pol Eagle

"I invite you on this journey into the depths of the Polish soul." — from the foreword by former Polish President Lech Walesa

The Essential Guide to Being Polish recounts the political and cultural history of Poland—and, if you will, of Polishness—with a reader-friendly, streamlined clarity that is leavened with wit and timely, amusing turns, but that for all its playfulness never loses sight of the essential complexity of its subject.” —Stuart Dybek, award-winning author of The Coast of Chicago and I Sailed with Magellan

Selected Interviews