“‘The Promise of Water’ is as graceful as it is powerful —
a bracing and heart-breaking plunge into the mystery of identity, the boundlessness of love.”


In addition to workshops, I also provide writing services on a freelance basis. Please see below for information about copywriting, feature writing/brand storytelling, mentoring, and editing. You may also connect with me here


Copywriting is an excellent opportunity for storytelling. As a professional copywriter, I can help you share your story. My background in marketing and strategic communication coupled with my degrees in English and Creative Writing give me an understanding of how to convey an authentic message that elicits a response from your readers. My approach is to marry emotion with communication strategy, honing in on the heart of the story while also serving a strategic purpose.

“Andrea set the brand tone for the Jane Seymour Home Collection with writing that was descriptive, well-researched, and captured Jane’s voice wonderfully.” Jennifer K., Creative Director 
When well crafted, your story (whether it be in the form of web content, profiles, direct mail, etc.) can be a very powerful tool that stands you apart and connects with your audiences. Maybe you’re staring at a blank page. Or maybe you’re comfortable with writing, but you need professional perspective and support to push forward your project. Let’s discuss your project and begin uncovering the stories that distinguish you from everyone else.


Feature Writing/Brand Storytelling

What kinds of stories does your business or organization need to connect with your target audiences? Full-length magazine features? More concise web features? I’ll conduct interviews, provide a transcription, and deliver a polished piece of journalistic prose that takes readers inside the heart and soul of your organization. A form of brand storytelling, these narratives focus on the people that demonstrate your brand promise, and are repurposed and shared easily across a variety of communication channels, including social media.


Whether you are writing your own marketing and communication pieces or working on your first novel, I’d love to collaborate with you as a mentor or editor to ensure that your final piece is ready to engage your audience. I find that every project is different and each person’s needs vary; after you share your challenges and goals, we’ll create a plan just for you.

“I learned so much from Andrea’s excellent guidance and editing. It was like having my own private writing class. She taught me to reach deep into the core of my thoughts and come up with a clearer picture. Andrea is creative, analytical and decisive all in one.” Kathleen M., freelance writer

Writing Workshops

To learn more about the kinds of workshops I offer, please visit the Writing Workshops page or connect with me here.


“Good writing flows in the mind and takes us places. I have the privilege of knowing Andrea and her writing well. Her portfolio encompasses eloquent, imaginative fiction and honest and inspirational nonfiction. Her copywriting is smart, fresh and provocative. Good writing is not just her passion; it’s her strength.” Debbie S., Director of Marketing

“Your creativity and amazing energy certainly shines through your brilliant work. As we continue to evolve our message, I will certainly be reaching out to you for your expert guidance.” Gabe B., Assistant Dean

 “All of us in the practice are very impressed with your writing. We are looking forward to redoing all of our promotional materials to sound this professional. This is terrific!” Susan W., Medical Practice Administrator


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A. Crossley Spencer is the author of The Promise of Water, a freelance writer and a teacher.

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