Amanda Fretheim Gates

Minneapolis, MN

I have more than a decade of experience in journalism, writing and editing, with more than seven years of management and project management experience.

I love to tell a good story, whether that's in long-form articles, short and sweet blog posts, pithy tweets or step-by-step how-to guides. I excel at thinking about the big picture, keeping cool under pressure, writing for web and print, preserving client relationships and editing away all my style pet peeves.

I work well with freelancers and colleagues. I enjoy working with clients on their custom publications or dream projects. I understand project development and enjoy working with others on strategic brand-building initiatives and new product development.

I have always been a writer. I wrote complex descriptions of my weekends every Monday in first grade; I made up fictional stories during childhood, typing them up on my dad’s typewriter and illustrating them with color crayons; I journaled throughout high school and college; and I completed my first-ever young adult novel during National Novel Writing Month 2008. I express myself best through the written word, which is why I'm truly at home working in this industry.