writer. editor. translator.

Hi, I’m Courtney.

I’m an award-winning writer and editor inspiring writers to tell their stories. I lead workshops in artistic development to help writers find their missing mojo and offer my keen eye as a line and developmental editor of fiction and women-centered non-fiction narratives. My specialty is long-from features and essays as well as book-length projects.

My own writing focuses on issues facing women globally as well as the arts, culture, and European travel. My words have appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, The Washington Post, Romper, The Cut, Marie Claire, among others, and I am a former contributing culture editor at DW.

I’m available for media queries and commissions auf Deutsch regarding US politics and women’s rights.

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Courtney Tenz, Berlin, Photographer: Adam Berry


I write about arts, culture, and travel in Europe. My work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, The Cut, Romper, Washington Post, Marie Claire, Artsy, The Art Newspaper, Fodor’s Travel, StudyHall, Time Out, and more.


With years of experience in text proofreading, I now also offer line and developmental editing to writers looking to shape their book and essay-length manuscripts. I also support businesses across Europe by polishing their English-language communications.


Fluent in German but amazing at English, I transcreate annual reports, grant applications, blog posts, newsletters, web copy, and social media texts to ensure the translation from German to English reads like new copy.



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