About Mark L.
I am an accomplished Freelancer, Sports Journalist, Editor, German Football Writer, Translator, TV & Radio Pundit with a comprehensive and extensive background in European Club and International Football providing expert opinion, commentary and sports betting analysis. My experience includes frequent and periodic assignments for BBC Sport, CNN World Sport, ESPN and Deutsche Welle. Previous experience includes translating (German to English) and transcription for The Players Tribune and conducting agricultural market research for Jato Dynamics, a company specializing in intelligence for the German tractor market.
My key qualities and achievements include:
- Multilingual with a fluent and professional command of English, German and a working knowledge of Russian, French and Spanish.
- Extensive and comprehensive experience across a wide-ranging media spectrum including television, radio, print, social, electronic and digital.
- Exceptional professional versatility with ample experience in finance, agricultural market research, sports betting, translation and football journalism as a writer, commentator and analyst.
I hold qualifications in Journalism from Cornwall College under the National Council for Training of Journalists (NCTJ) scheme and Russian Studies from the Royal Air Force Language School. I have also gained a teaching qualification from Cambridge English Language Teaching (CELTA). In addition, I received on-camera training in 2018 and took Russian refresher courses in 2014 and 2015.
My journalistic knowledge of European and, especially, German football is wide-ranging, in-depth and includes producing deliverables for television, radio, sports betting websites and social media platforms. My professional background includes agricultural market research and serving as a Russian Linguist in the British Royal Air Force Military Intelligence.