Andrew M
Writer #59926
Joined 10/20/2021
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After receiving a journalism degree in college, Andrew's first professional job was as a technical writer for a clinical research company editing the writing of the company's project directors. A year later, he found a copywriting job that catered to his creative side and allowed his writing more room to breathe, to flex its muscles. This time proved excellent writing training for natural grocery stores and dog boarding facilities to law practices and fitness companies. Andrew then wrote for a newspaper in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and he wrote for The New Mexico Public Education Department as a technical writer. As a freelance entertainment writer for the newspaper, Andrew wrote several articles about music and nightlife in Santa Fe. The state job focused mainly on updating internal policies and procedures. His freelance writing continued as editor for a book focused on volunteering. Currently, he works as Draft Project Manager for a French art history writer in Austin, Texas.
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Specialties

During Andrew's career as a copywriter for an on-hold phone message and web content service, he wrote in a variety of styles. For instance, banking and law were often very direct and professional. This style of writing requires a firm handle on the language, and typically, no-frills are wanted. Conversely, writing for two major health food chains allowed a more relaxed, casual style. Andrew specializes in a dry, wry, and comedic style of writing preferred clients looking to entertain audiences in the brief time they have their attention.

Interests

Andrew spends much of his free time painting, drawing, and creating multi-media artwork. He also enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction in its original, tangible format with pages one can touch. He spends three or four days a week exercising, including weights, basketball, and tennis. Self-improvement is something Andrew values, and he recently challenged himself to write down three reasons he's grateful for 21 straight days. Every reason must be unique, totaling 63 on the last day. The goal of this experiment is to become more optimistic and, well, grateful.

Education

Texas State University

My college studies were from 1994 to 1996 and finally from 2005 to 2006.

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100 Projects Completed

Andrew has written at least 100 on-hold phone message scripts for Meals on Wheels and More. The marketing manager of MOWAM sent Andrew information on date-specific copy and evergreen events. Andrew then wrote scripts for professional voice talent to record.

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6 Projects Completed

Andrew was a freelance writer and regular contributor to the entertainment section of a Santa Fe newspaper. His focus was on the local music scene and nightlife. He researched local bars and venues by visiting them in person in addition to online investigation. The aim of these articles was to inform and entice tourists and to give them a sense of what nightlife was like for the locals. Andrew found he enjoyed article writing and excelled at it. His editor was regularly pleased with Andrew's results and rewarded him with several assignments of a three-year period.

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