Finding the best stories in NYC is my job.

I'm a writer and a journalist. And since I'm German, I often deliver articles to German media. Oh, you can't read any German? Try my Twitter account to stay tuned. Or watch my videos on Vimeo. You would like me to interview yourself or your client? Get in touch and propose a story.

See you?!

Petrina Engelke

+ Stand and deliver?

Well, though I'm quick like a shot, I don't steal.

I make money because I deliver - which I have proven in different fields of journalism and literature.

For instance, I served as an editor-in-chief at German career mag Business Ladys while living in the U. S., after I held the same position at Heimatdesign (4 years) and at Galore (1 1/2 years) in Germany. I've taught interview skills and creative writing at several German schools and universities. I've hosted conferences and interview programs at major events like Frankfurt Book Fair. My short stories have been published as well as I have been booked for readings. My blog Moment: New York caught the eye of a German publisher, who offered me a contract to write the book "Fettnäpfchenführer New York" (2016).

+ I focus on people.

I talk to them. I watch what they do.

I write profiles, interviews and reportages about people in culture, science and economics.

This is a handful of New Yorkers whom I interviewed:

Elizabeth Strout  |  Jason Wu  |  James Frey  |  Robin Nagle  |  Suzanne Vega

Nick Wooster  |  Angy Rivera  |  Caroline Weaver  |  Ronnie Spector

Maybe one day, you'll find your name here, too.

* p.eng

No, I am not a professional engineer. Still, my business is called p.eng.

In German, peng is the equivalent to what you would call bang
(as in bang, bang, you're dead).

Second, it's a short version of my first name and last name.

Third, it's the way I work: Thinking quick like a shot. Taking time to aim. And shooting on target.

Don't worry: Since I don't consider life a war, I won't fire live bullets; although I hope my words hit the mark, I aim at inspiring others, not hurting them.