Welcome to my publishing credits! (And you thought I used the occupation “writer” to sound fancy) These are contractual publications, listed with the permission of the clients. I have completed additional work, but I don’t have permission to share those pieces. (Ghostwriting nets a paycheck but not credit)
If you’re interested in seeing my range of work, this is a perfect demonstration. My tone and style remain fairly consistent (once a geek, always a geek), but my audience varies. I’ve divided the Library between contracts I’m still actively working with and those I’ve closed out.
Testimonials are provided at the bottom of the page, in case you want to know how my clients feel when working with me (I’m not bragging when I say I’m all-around amazing).
Welcome to my first contract featuring a byline! I can’t tell you how excited I was to see my name associated with my work. My articles for Bone and Yarn include both informational and product reviews (my first foray into product reviews). As a regular contributor at Bone and Yarn, it’s easier to refer you to my Author page.
One of my editing jobs (and one of the trickiest). Yes, the shop owner is my sister; she tasked me with editing her crochet patterns. Interesting work as I need to reference proper crochet lingo to make sure I do the work properly. I also edited the text of the Etsy shop for her. As she continues to develop her patterns, I pitch in on the edits. Not a bad gig, if I say so myself.
October 2020-April 2021
I was a regular contributor to the “This Week in Literary History” section of the Bidwell Hollow Literary Newsletter. It wasn’t a complete diversion for me, considering I live in the writing world. Besides, stretching my brain in a different direction is good for the neurons. Plus, it was another byline credit, and those always make a freelancer feel good.
Okay, so my original hopes were for a steady gig writing articles on pocket pets. Things don’t always work out. Doesn’t mean I didn’t get a bylined article out of the “audition” process, though!
Synchronicity produces some amazing twists of fate. I submitted the first article to Offbeat Bride in May, and it ended up getting published the week of my wedding! I was then asked if I’d be interested in writing a follow-up article on the wedding itself (and, of course, I wasn’t going to refuse).
What can I say? Most of my background happens to be with animals. (Writing what you know is never a bad thing) This little milestone represented my first non-Upwork position. Most of the articles went under my Author page. However, not all of them did (don’t ask why). There was one outlier:
I haven’t always been able to put my Marine Biology degree to work, so this contract was a treat. I REALLY put my search skills to work finding the stock images. It turns out, finding fish isn’t as easy as I thought!
- Ultimate Care Guide: Black Neon Tetras
- How to Breed Black Neon Tetras
- A Step by Step Guide to Building a Colorful Aquarium
- How to Beautify Your Aquarium for Less than $50
- Tank Maintenance: 10 Things that Need to be in Your Routine
- 100 Popular Aquarium Fish and Their Lifespans
- I received a bonus after completing this post!
- How to Add Shrimp to Your Home Aquarium
- Aquarium Shrimp Food: How to Feed Your Freshwater Shrimp
- Ultimate Care Guide: Ghost Shrimp
These two articles were the first official pieces I wrote as a freelancer. I can’t help but be proud of them – they were the first time someone paid me as a writer.
- Best in Show: Tips for Selecting the Perfect Breeder
- Paws in Power: Favorite Pets of Historical Figures
“Great job writing a personal bio. Asked good questions for clarification and was nice to work with!”~Personal Bio Client
“Andria is such a treat to work with, and she does an excellent job at writing. I will absolutely hire her in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for a writer.”~Bidwell Hollow Literary Newsletter
“Andria is a good and creative writer and she knows how to make her posts fun to read. Thank you!”~Meows ‘N’ Paws
“Andria is a STAR. I cannot say enough good things about her work quality, her communication, and her overall abilities. Andria is a fantastic writer. She went above and beyond in every assignment we gave her. Her research was excellent and her writing style is concise, witty, and relatable. Sometimes you can find a few of these qualities in a writer on a site like Upwork but it is truly rare to find someone who gets a 10/10 in every aspect of their writing. Andria’s communication was also excellent. She was always available to talk and went to great lengths to communicate her progress on a regular basis. Having said that, she can do everything without much guidance.”~Quality Pet, LLC
“I was VERY pleased with Andria’s research and writing skills. She was always available, communicative, and delivered the articles before they were even due. I will definitely use her for other writing assignments, as the need arises. I recommend her to any discriminating buyer who needs a talented, detail-oriented writer.”~Ghostwriting Client
“Engaging copy, adherence to the task description & the deadlines. A pleasure to work with!”~Vet Integrations
“Andria is a phenomenal writer. As a writer myself, I have high standards, and she really hit the mark on this.”~STL Geek Counseling
“Great to work with, talented writer.”~BlogStation
“Andria was a breath of fresh air. Her ability to inspire our readers through her wit and creativity was unmatched.”~PetPetGoose.com