"Andrea eliminated so much stress and hassle for us! As a small business, our budget was tight but our need was great. Andrea was able to work with us to produce effective marketing collateral materials for our business. I'll definitely use Compass for my writing needs again."
 
 -- Kathy Kindberg from A Helping Hand Residential Cleaning LLC


"Our not-for-profit charity uses Compass Writing for a wide variety of needs. Andrea provides exceptional service and is professional in every way. Her experience and the quality of her work is unparalleled."

-- Dustin Blythe from Project 52


    

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About Me
I believe in the power of words—to move people, to educate, to inform, to sell.

I constantly study marketing ideas, trends, and innovations; and I don’t ignore the time-tested strategies of the past. I promise to also study your audiences and their values to craft messages that are not only professional and compelling but entirely relevant to their current situations.

I spent years as a corporate copywriter, focusing on audience, messaging, and offers. I regularly achieved a response rate that beat controls. My work has been published in local and international publications. Prior to my corporate career I taught English and Business Writing at the university level, to young people and adult students.

Thanks to higher education, I’ve learned the ins and outs of grammar, style, tone, research, and critical thinking. I know that not just any word will do. You need the right words in the right situations to make the most impact.

Education
M.A. Creative Writing—University of Cincinnati
B.A. English—University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minor in Spanish
Semester Abroad—University of Havana, Cuba

Ephemera
I work remotely for clients nationwide from my home office in Memphis, TN. I once made a Chinese parade dragon out of a Styrofoam cooler and tissue paper. I’ve set foot on six continents. My global experiences fuel my creativity and provide a broad perspective that is reflected in my work. I cook Spanish tapas in my spare time.

Writers are Readers
I take a great deal of advice and inspiration from the following writers:
David Ogilvy
Walt Whitman
Denny Hatch
The good people at www.ragan.com

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