A little more about me

I’m an experienced journalist, author and copywriter working for a range of clients, including national magazines and newspapers, contract publishers and websites. I was previously Assistant Editor on Red magazine, but now freelance from my home in Brighton, East Sussex. I love telling people’s stories in interviews, but I also like to get to the truth of the issues affecting our lives through thorough research and talking to experts who really know their subject.

I specialise in women’s lifestyle, health and homes features, for titles including YOU, Stylist, Red, Zest, Top Santé and Livingetc. I also write a regular Homes Notebook page for Sainsbury’s Magazine, and was previously editor of Target MD, a magazine for members of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Recent online commissions have included a series of small business start-up guides for RBS.

I’m regularly asked to work on pitches, proposals and copywriting projects for companies including Axon, Engage Publishing and Conran Design Group. Recent corporate clients have included Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Vi-Spring. I also conceive, deliver and manage editorial content for promotional features in magazines and newspapers. I’ve also just had my first book published – Children’s Nutrition: A Parent’s Guide (Need2Know Books), co-authored with nutritionist Angela Falaschi.

Please take a look around my website at examples of my work. And do get in touch to talk about ideas and commissions.

 

“There are lifestyle writers and then there is Andréa. Whatever the brief, Andréa always gets it and adapts her style so that it works with that particular feature. If I want frivolous, I get frivolous. If I want serious, I get serious. Copy is always on time and well researched, and it’s always a good read. I can’t recommend her more highly.” Mary Norden, Homes and Food Director, Red.

 

Chris Horwood – Conran Design Group

'We have been working with Andréa for many years and have always been impressed with her ability to deliver copy that is right for the job, on time and on budget. Her ability to understand our clients and the brief is excellent and she consistently produces outstanding copywriting for us.'

Ellie Hughes – Zest magazine

'Andréa is one of our regular freelancers, delivering pitch-perfect copy to deadline every time. If I need a tricky real-life line-up feature pulled together, Andréa is a natural first choice – she's brilliant at tracking down those hard-to-find case studies and her copy is full of sympathy and killer detail.'

Ellen McGonigal – Axon Publishing

'Andréa has worked as an extended part of my editorial team for a number of years and has always been brilliant, whether the project be magazine, catalogue or digital. Her writing is always exactly what we briefed and she really understands the complexity of writing for customers and brands.'