My name is John-Paul Gomez, but to many people I’m known as JP. Originally from the U.S. state of Colorado, I’ve been a resident of Luxembourg since 2006.
Academic and professional background
I hold a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado – Boulder (2001) and a master’s degree in English from the University of New Orleans (2004). From 1999 to 2000, I was an exchange student at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. I’ve been working as a professional content writer, copywriter, and proofreader since around 2016. Prior to that, I worked for more than 10 years as an English teacher for various organisations in Luxembourg, Barcelona, and New Orleans. My previous jobs included wedding DJ, pool boy, surgical instrument cleaner, and long-time waiter at the Silver Grill, northern Colorado’s most famous greasy spoon restaurant.
I am grateful to frequently collaborate with the Luxembourg Convention Bureau, Luxembourg for Tourism, and a number of local businesses. I often work as a freelance contributor for Maison Moderne (Paperjam and Delano), conducting interviews with Luxembourg-based experts and business leaders, and writing about topics ranging from finance and law to tourism and leisure.
In 2017, I created the humor and satire blog the Luxembourg Wurst (wurst.lu), which since 2018 has also been a popular weekly feature on RTL Today. I enjoy writing fiction, and in 2022, my short story collection “The Idiot of St. Benedict” won first place in Luxembourg’s National Literary Competition. The collection is due to be published in the autumn of 2023 and will be available for purchase online and in Luxembourg bookstores. I’m also an aspiring screenwriter, and I’m currently working on a historical horror screenplay.