Freelance writer & editor Andrew Healey
Since 2006, I have been a freelance writer. Before then, I worked as a sales and account manager.
Most of my work involves writing for online — website pages, newsletters, blog posts, case studies, etc. However, I also write press releases and for print. Currently, I contribute to Bank of New Zealand's Be Good With Money blog and write newsletters for NZ Couriers.
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 worldwide.
I don’t get involved in one-size-fits-all writing; it doesn't achieve much. My job is to get to know your business, discover how you are different from your competitors, who your customers are and what they need. It’s about creating copy that impacts on your target market and supports your marketing goals.
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.