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About Astrid

Any love of writing must inevitably begin with love of reading. Ever since I learned how to read, books were my beloved companions. I would read late into the night – if necessary under the covers with a flashlight so Mother would not know that I was still awake.

In school I excelled at languages. I grew up in Germany where teaching of foreign languages is considered important. By the time I left high school I had a good command of three languages: German, English and French. In business school, which I attended in Germany, I was told to look into a career in advertising.

That was to actually happen many years later – after I had left Germany for the United States at age 22. Since 1978 I have held positions in marketing, advertising, public relations, customer service and export sales development. Writing was always my favorite among the many responsibilities a marketing manager takes on in a small company.

I must have done something right, because on more than one occasion the small company was acquired by a large company. That was good news for the ego, bad news for job security.

Luckily I had been freelancing on the side, writing copy for an advertising agency which allowed me to learn about many different types of clients. In 2008 I decided to quit employment and start my freelance practice. What I bring to the table is experience in the following industries:

  • High-Tech Manufacturing

  • Software

  • Low-Tech Manufacturing

  • Recreational Vehicle Industry

  • Gift Industry

  • Food Specialties

  • Real Estate

  • Mortgage Industry

  • Investment Advice

  • Venture Capital and Angel Funding

Visit my Services page. You’ll be amazed at all the different types of writing I have done.

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