Gerd Meissner

Writer, Editor, and content manager in Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Gerd Meissner

Writer, Editor, and content manager in Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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B2B technology writer, thought leadership ghostwriter, editor and blogger for Silicon Valley-based startups and US/EU-based tech companies. Former investigative journalist.

Areas of expertise:

  • technical writing
  • writing / ghostwriting / blogging
  • editing
  • longstanding experience in: cybersecurity, Enterprise DRM (EDRM), enterprise IT, SaaS, data protection, privacy, AML, OSINT, GDPR
  • content strategy and management
  • whitepapers / industry briefs
  • press releases

Credentials: My stories, features, reviews and special sections have appeared, in print and online, in U.S. publications like The New York Times, Educom Review, Corporate Meetings & Incentives and Technology Meetings, as well as in San Francisco Bay Area / Silicon Valley news publications.

Online publisher. Worked as a journalist in the U.S. and in Germany: TV / radio reporter and feature author, science / technology / business staff reporter, editor, senior editor, and freelance contributor for leading national and international news media.

Former public affairs director for Silicon Valley branch of the largest national real estate industry association. Author of several internationally published books, among others "SAP - Inside the Secret Software Power" (McGraw-Hill Business).

Co-founder of Der Spiegel Online and Stern Online (Bertelsmann group).

In Germany, I reported for the country's largest public broadcast network ARD, and worked as an editor at Der Spiegel and Stern magazines.

Outside the US and Germany, my byline has appeared in Lufthansa Magazin, Spain's El Pais and Italy's La Repubblica, among many others.

  • Work
    • Cybersecurity Writers