I fell in love with writing and storytelling in the fifth grade. I remember asking for notebooks and colorful pens for birthday gifts, and spending multiple summers at writing camps hosted at our local college. As geeky as it may sound, writing was something I was good at, and enjoyed. Much like the athletic kids pursuing softball, volleyball and football, I too began honing my craft at a young age. Unfortunately, mine doesn't burn as many calories.
A little about my experience...
I graduated Magna Cum Loude from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications with a degree in journalism and minor in creative writing. While there, I worked as a writer and editor of the Daily Evergreen, an award-winning daily paper run solely by students, and studied everything from news reporting, memoir writing, fiction and even graphic novels.
After graduating, I worked as the special sections editor and reporter for the Coeur d'Alene Press and then left to work for our local health care system as the writer and editor of their quarterly health magazine, web content creator and social media content creator. In addition to my day job, I maintain a personal blog and freelance for a few local publications.
Whether it's a photo session for some save-the-dates, maintaining a properly branded website, or finding an affordable freelance writer, cost was always a hindrance for my first batch of clients. Although I do understand the value in high-quality creative work, I also know that funds can be extremely limiting for new businesses, families and publications. I want to work with people to create a finished product that represents you and your story.
Hey there, I'm Andrea, the mastermind behind Northward Creative and lover of all things dog - but that's somewhat unrelated.
Since graduating, I've worked as a journalist, writer and content marketing specialist. In my spare time, I run a blog with my husband, Stuck in North Idaho, and freelance in addition to my day job. In my spare time I enjoy:
- Hiking with my husband and our fur-child Juneau
- Sampling our local cuisine (a much better way of saying eating a lot and drinking wine)
- Just hanging out with friends and family
I'm so excited to work with you. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get rolling on your next creative project.