Freelance writer & editor Andrew Healey
I have been a freelance writer and editor since 2006. Before then, I worked as a sales and account manager.
I have written for a number of industries. These include not-for-profit, finance and manufacturing.
Most of my work involves writing for online — website pages and blog posts, case studies, etc. However, I write press releases and for print. A recent highlight was ghostwriting a coffee table book for an aviation company. Aside from Word Works, I also own and operate an online guitar magazine called Crazy ‘Bout Guitars.
How I work
I’m available for short- or long-term projects and can work from either your office or my own. Apart from face to face, I carry out interviews and briefings via phone, Skype and email, so I can work with clients anywhere in the world.
I don’t get involved in one-size-fits-all writing. This may fill the space on a website, but it won’t achieve much. My job is to get to know your business. I find out how you are different from your competitors, who your customers are what they need. It’s about creating copy that impacts on your target market and supports your marketing goals.
My skills & qualifications
I hold a Certificate in Freelance Journalism and a Diploma in Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing. I have also studied sales and marketing.
“I have used Andrew for his writing skills for a couple of years. He is a creative writer with a good grasp of business and marketing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him”—Sheridan Bruce, Marketing Manager, Fundraising Institute of New Zealand.
“I have used Andrew over the last couple of years to write press releases and ghost-write articles for publication. This has resulted in being interviewed on radio and appearing on TV1’s Close up and Breakfast shows. These interviews are free and better than any paid advert costing tens of thousands of dollars. This makes Andrew’s fee look minuscule. I’d recommend Andrew anytime”— Max Whitehead, Whitehead Group.