Marcel is a writer, translator (German-English / English-German) and editor, and mainly writes non-fiction about places, their history, and the personal journeys in between.

He works as Content Specialist for PayPal, is the book editor of the Elsewhere Journal, the contributing editor of Sonic Iceland and also writes about the city of Cologne as a Spotter for Spotted by Locals.

His articles and essays have been published in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, Reykjavik Grapevine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Irish Times, Slow Travel Berlin, the Matador Network and CNN Travel, amongst others. He has translated Wolfgang Borchert and Jörg Fauser into English, and his commercial translation clients include Gidsy, new talents - biennale cologne, University of Bielefeld, Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum and the Enveritas Group.

Marcel has spoken about travel, trains and Nazi spies on RTE Television and Radio, Newstalk FM, German TV and BBC Radio 5.

Together with Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle and a bunch of other great Irish writers Marcel currently holds the world record for ‘Most Authors Reading Consecutively From Their Own Books’ at the Irish Writers’ Centre. 

In 2009, together with the other contributors, he won the Irish Blog Awards for their writings in the Dublin Community Blog. 

Marcel was also chosen as a participant of the 2018 XBorders Accord project of the Arts Council Northern Ireland and the Irish Writers' Centre and is also a graduate of the Matador New Media School for Travelers. In 2019, he was chosen as the official writer-in-residence of Olsztyn in northern Poland by the German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe.