About

I’m Grace Dobush, an American-born freelance journalist based in Germany and operating worldwide. My current work tends to fall in the intersection of business, technology and politics. Want to know more? Browse through my work and get in touch. You can email me at grace.dobush@gmail.com.

Tech and business journalism

I’m especially interested in mobility, cities and the creative economy. I’ve written for publications including Fortune, Handelsblatt Today, Huffington Post, Wired and Quartz.

Infographics

I love digging through data to tease out the most interesting stories. I’ve worked with the designers at Wired to create a number of infographics for their print edition:

Magazine and newspaper editing

Copy editing comes naturally to me, and I sharpened my skills in the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy editing program, which sent me to the Pocono Record, in Stroudsburg, Pa., for a summer. After graduating from Kent State’s journalism school, I worked at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as a copy editor and paginator (and I talked my way into writing a weekly column for a year).

From there, I went to F+W Media in Cincinnati, where I worked on the staffs of Family Tree Magazine, and The Artist’s Magazine, and later the design magazines HOW and Print. After I went freelance in 2012, I also stepped in as a maternity-cover managing editor for Writer’s Digest magazine and was a freelance copy editor for the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. Most recently I worked part-time in the English-language newsroom of Handelsblatt, Germany’s business daily.

Auch auf deutsch

I’m fully fluent in German, and I’ve done English-to-German translation for news outlets including Handelsblatt and dpa, as well as for private clients. I also occasionally write in German:

Corporate content work

I’ve worked on content projects for companies and organizations including Cisco, MozillaAutodesk, the Urban Land Institute, the Consumer Tech Association, Germany Trade and Invest, and Robert Half International. Ghostwriting, creating PowerPoint presentations, writing white papers, editing blog posts, contributing to book projects — I’ve done it all.

CRAFT, DIY AND DESIGN WRITING

I ran a small bookbinding and printmaking indie craft business from 2002 to 2016, and I’ve written about the design, DIY and craft industries for years.

Entrepreneurship

Inspired by my crafting years, I wrote the Crafty Superstar business guides for part-time crafters, and I co-founded the Crafty Supermarket craft show in Cincinnati and the Midwest Craft Con craft business conference in Columbus.

Creative writing and humor

I’m currently finishing my first novel and starting to plot out a second. During lockdown, I’ve been publishing a monthly satirical newspaper called The Strange Times. Aside from that snippet, TST only exists in analog. Email me to get on the mailing list.

Speaking and moderating

I don’t only work with text: I’ve appeared as a commentator for international media outlets including Deutsche Welle and BBC News Hour, and I moderate panels and conferences.