writer. editor. translator.

Helping you find the right words.

Hi, I’m Courtney, a writer and storytelling specialist. With a background in creative nonfiction and novel writing, I focus on creating communications that leave a lasting impression.

I have divided my time between Germany and the US for 20 years, consulting companies from Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, and the US on their English language communications plans. Working across industries, I only assist clients whose missions align with mine: to leave the world a better place than I found it.

My own feature writing focuses on the arts, culture, and travel. I’m available for media queries and commissions auf Deutsch regarding US politics and women’s rights.

Black and white profile picture of Courtney (c) Adam Berry
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, Marie Claire, Artsy, The Art Newspaper, Fodor’s Travel, StudyHallXYZ, Time Out, and others.


Consulting with teams from ad agencies, multinationals, non-profits, and small business owners to ensure their English language copy and content is suitable for a global audience. I also help new writers shape their manuscripts.


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.



Social Content

Feature Stories

Case Studies




Academic Articles

Grant Applications

Annual Reports

Book Manuscripts





Ad Copy

Social Posts

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