Hey, there!

Let's pretend we're grabbing coffee.

So pleased to meet you.

Let's Work Together!

Your story, your voice.

People tell me I'm a good listener. When you share your story, I truly take it in — not just the details, but the emotion, too. Then, I bring it to life in your voice.

That’s the beauty of working with an experienced writer (and trained journalist). I know just how to set the tone that’s most appropriate for your brand.

Crisp? Professional? Playful? Casual? Whatever the situation calls for, I’ll craft a story that’s authentic to you.

Grow your business.

Build your brand.

Tell your story.

Hello! I'm Andrea.

I’ve been devouring stories long before I could hold a pencil. As a child, when we would drive somewhere (anywhere — like 10 minutes to the grocery store), I'd chirp, “Tell me a story!” from my car seat. 

Anyone in my family will tell you I was bound to be a writer. I feel so fortunate to have made that vision come true — happily living the solopreneur life from my home office (or, quite often, a coffee shop). 

When I'm not working with clients, you can find me getting my hands dirty in the garden, lost in a good book, treasure hunting at thrift and antique shops or patio hopping in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

"Working with Andrea is not simply about developing content and increasing website traffic. Andrea puts words to the stories that support, celebrate and set the tone for the community we are building. She has become the voice of our organization and a critical extension of our team. She is calm, organized and thoughtful, all while managing multiple clients and projects, which has led to a relationship built on trust and confidence. I don’t know what we'd do without Andrea!"

– Sara Lum, STartup Sioux Falls

"Working with Andrea was like a breath of fresh air. What impressed us the most was her ability to understand us as clients and then capture our true spirit. Her ability to write in a way that reflected us as a company and as individuals impressed us beyond belief. Andrea truly cares, and this is what differentiates her from other copywriters."

– Dana Mooney Photography

"Andrea Van Essen has been one of 605's longest freelancers. Not only is she one of the most reliable professionals I've met, but she always jumps at an assignment, even if her plate is full. Always ahead of deadlines, she delivers a great story and angle."

– Alana Snyder, 605 Magazine

"We met with Andrea Van Essen at Queen City Bakery downtown, where she interviewed us for our article. She could not have been sweeter, not to mention patient with our verbal vomit! [Andrea] did a wonderful job capturing the heart of our business and our story."

– Sarah + Jill, Harmony House

Let's tell your story!

"No one's ever asked me that before"  is my all-time favorite response when I'm interviewing clients, because it proves I know how to cut through the noise and get to the heart of what makes you (or your business) tick.

"You made me feel heard"  is a close second. I love listening and letting you open up — and then working my magic to share your story with the world. Shall we?

Celebrate your TEAM.

Connect with your clients.

Share your stories.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota