Helga Kleisny

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Landplane Seaplane
Space Rakete

I started my journalistic career years ago as an editor at the computer magazineMarkt&Technik. Aviation magazines like Fliegermagazin and Aerokurier followed, such as Lufthansa publications and major newspapers like Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) and Die Welt, Technology Review. And as long as they paid for my journaIistic work and my expertise I analyzed major airline crashes for Focus-Online.

As editor-in-chief of several corporate magazines, several journalism students have gone through their professional careers under my guidance. It's not an easy road, as many of them have experienced, but once you've made it, everything else is a breeze. :-)

Holding seminars and teaching at universities have also been part of my duties. Main topics are journalistic topics like research and interview training, science communication, creative technical writing, project management, intercultural communication and web design. For students, I try to make the classes unique, challenging, and with practical information for their everyday careers. Technical documentation can be informative and still fun to read and understand. It all depends on the creativity and intellect of the writer.


Educational Background

  • University Degree: Diplom-Ingenieur der Technischen Physik der Technischen Universität Wien, Österreich
  • Postgraduate Marketing
  • Postgraduate Psychology (Communications)
  • Aviation: Pilot (+600 hrs) and skydiver (plus 2000 jumps, instructor) since more than 20 years
  • Privat Pilot License Land and Sea (US and German)
  • Fluent in English and German and familiar with many other languages



I like

  • All kinds of sports, especially hiking in AZ (scrambling up mountains ...original words by Kevin Crosby in Parachutist, 12/2004) and physical fitness
  • Riding roller coasters – the faster the better.
  • Math (logic) and physics. The funny thing is that I've always been interested in the small world (quantum mechanics), and I've found astronomy (and the people who deal with it) to be exceptionally boring for most of my life. That changed in the last few years when I started reading Stephen Hawking, Susskind, and others about the physics of our universe. I was always against the idea that there was NOTHING, NADA, NOTHING before the big bang. It just didn't seem right to me. And lately the big important people are joining me in my opinion. 
  • In addition, I'm currently trying out everything that's available to me in terms of AI. Textual and pictorial. But all texts are still exclusively from my keystrokes ;-)
  • Prompt Engineering. Generating prompts for different AI applications, converting texts into images, or testing the AI textually is just fun. You discover how an AI "thinks" in contrast to humans and you learn to formulate exactly what you want.
  • Different cultures and interactions between humans and between humans and machines are very interesting topics. I'm sure we'll see more of the latter in the future.
  • Abroad: worked and lived in the USA (Florida: software engineer) and East Asia (Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore)




Science is Fun to Explore



Curiosity and an open mind
to things and behaviors different to
the ones we already know and use
are a basic drive in evolution and in life.

If you do what you always did
you will get what you always got.

If you are not living on the edge
and you are not not trying to explore beyond
tight borders in your daily routine

you are using up to much space.