I’m Andrea Ramsay.
I’m a writer and editor based in Austin, Texas.
I write all kinds of things for my clients: blog posts, web copy, email copy, press materials, articles, bios, about pages, and books.
“But so do a lot of people,” you’re thinking. “What makes you so special?”
I don’t know if these things make me special, but here you go:
I believe clarity comes first in writing. I am most excited when I find the perfect arrangement of words that conveys a message in a clear, understandable and effective way.
Mariah Carey has an amazing vocal range, and I like to think my writing range aspires to diva level. For clients, I’ve written everything from what to expect from your gum graft surgery to how Alzheimer’s affects the brain to how fathers can raise strong daughters to…you name it.
I went full-time freelance in 2014 but have been writing professionally since 2010. I published a book of essays in 2017. Before I became a freelance writer, I worked in book publishing in the editorial and PR departments. I’ve been in and around the industry for a long time.
I respect the craft. I am not a chatbot churning out content. I get to know my subject. I listen to my interviewee. I research. I learn. I edit. A lot.
I also edit.
I edit nonfiction manuscripts for previously published and first-time authors. I love getting in on the early drafts, so I can help craft the overall narrative. Having written a few books myself, I know what writers need from their editors to be the best writer they can be, rather than want to cry, quit and crawl into a cave.
Some of you are here because you know me as Andrea Lucado—
The author and blogger who lived at AndreaLucado.com for a long time. I’m still that person! But I got married, changed my name, and my career has morphed and formed into largely client-based work. I needed a new home online that reflects that.