I'm a children’s book author (find me on Amazon.com!) and freelance writer based out of Chicago. Since 2011, I've been the proud owner of my own freelance writing business. This former magazine editor and copywriter is lucky enough to call WIRED, National Geographic Traveler and American Girl just a few of her clients. Even though I fled corporate, I still speak it and love developing editorial campaigns for brands and businesses.

I'm a triple threat of marketing savviness, journalistic integrity and creative writing. My past clients have called me “an expert on branding,” “the best person for the job” and “extremely gifted.” (Aww, thanks!) Feel free to add professional geek to that list. You can find me tweeting and writing from various coffee shops in Chicago or around the world when I’m traveling. Shoot me an email at aubre(dot)andrus(at)gmail(dot)com.

I can karate chop my way through any monotonous month to find a fresh spin on seasonal crafts, recipes and party ideas for your publication complete with easy-to-understand but still-fun-to-read steps. As the resident “Martha Stewart for tweens” at American Girl, I developed and styled crafts and recipes for a national magazine, books and nationwide retail store events. I've worked as a stylist on location and in the studio at photo shoots around the Midwest and up and down the East Coast.

This writer also knows a thing or two about whipping words into fun content. Flip through my portfolio and take a peek at everything from cool quizzes to creative crosswords to party games. I’m also the author of a handful of party, quiz and activity books for tweens published by American Girl.

  • Craft Development & Styling
  • Recipe Development & Food Styling
  • Tutorial Writing
  • Quizzes and Games Copy
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After writing seven books, I know it's about a lot more than just drafting a manuscript. But I love every part of it. The good news for you is that I'm easy to work with, I'm an endless well of ideas and I even have experience speaking at author events.

If you told the ten-year-old version of me that I’d be an American Girl author one day, I would have freaked out. Slumber Wonders, Bored No More! Quiz Book and I [heart] Art! are just a few of my titles published by American Girl (with more to come in 2014). I love to work with other publishers on book projects for kids, both fiction and non-fiction.

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You don’t have to travel far from home to find your next adventure, and now you don’t have to look any further for your next feature. I’m a travel writer who likes to do everything and eat everything while doing it. Find me eating my way around the world on my travel blog (link below). I love exploring all there is to see and sharing the highlights with others through features, restaurant reviews and walking tours. It's the only thing that keeps me going until my next trip.

  • Feature Writing and Interviews
  • Blog Posts
  • City Guides and Itineraries
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Travel and Food Photography
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As a trained journalist and former newspaper editor, I’m not afraid to pick up the phone or step on the scene. And I know how to write a compelling story. I’ve interviewed both kids and adults, attended press conferences and court dates and barged into the mayor’s office uninvited to get that one quote.

My favorite place in college? Sitting at the City Desk at The Badger Herald daily newspaper office, followed by the Deputy News Editor desk… and eventually the old couch where I wrote most of my arts columns. That office is truly where I discovered my love for writing. Long live newspapers.

  • Reporting
  • Profiles and Interviews
  • Feature writing
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Content marketing is the future and online is where it happens. Let’s keep your website alive and expand your brand with buzz-worthy blog posts, must love About Us stories and click-worthy home pages.

From e-commmerce product descriptions to mobile app content to emails, I'll help you sell with witty wording, attention-grabbing headlines and a clear brand voice that targets your audience. Need help with social media? Scroll down and I'll tell you more about that.

PLUS I have super X-ray copy vision and grammar goggles to keep your copy looking professional and error-free.

  • Blog Writing
  • Blog Set-Up on WordPress or Tumblr
  • Website Copy and Landing Pages
  • Product Naming
  • Emails & Banners
  • Strategy and Campaign Brainstorming
  • Print Marketing Materials
  • Copyediting
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Don’t have the time, resources or knowledge to get your social media presence off the ground? Looking to build up your fan base and go viral? Connect with me and I’ll get you connected. Even if you're totally clueless. Don't worry, I've taught entry-level classes on this kind of stuff.

As a professional social media consultant, I’ve worked with clients big and small from retail and entertainment to hospitals and schools to personal branding projects. I build and manage successful social media campaigns by personalizing a proposal that’s right for your budget and your business. I can fully manage your campaign, send over copy for you to post or give hourly consulting. We’ll work together to attract attention, win over audiences with killer copy and turn passerby into fully-engaged fans.

In other words, I speak social media fluently. You can find me tweeting, Facebook-ing, pinning and doing whatever else is the network du jour.

  • Social Media for Beginners
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Content and Contests
  • Corporate Facebook Page Development
  • Blog Writing