Andrea Calabretta

Freelance Writer, Editor & Content Strategist

United States

I help companies and organizations use the power of language to define their brands, position themselves in the marketplace, and pursue the most effective content strategies. With experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, I know how to communicate to a variety of different audiences and how to use content to engage and inspire.

I am particularly interested in progressive, change-making initiatives, cultural institutions, and international work.


Copywriting & Editing

Human Rights Watch
The Defender

Researched, wrote and edited stories on pressing human rights issues for this member newsletter.

KieranTimberlake Architecture Firm
Design News + Views

As an in-house writer and editor, wrote newsletters, blog posts, project descriptions, website content, client proposals and edited book publications for this prominent Philadelphia design and research firm.

International Campaign for Tibet
Tibet Press Watch

Researched, wrote and edited stories on Tibet advocacy for this member magazine.

Chatham University
Our Stories: Alumni Profiles

Interviewed alumns and wrote a series of profiles of dynamic female leaders and entrepreneurs for the 150th anniversary of Chatham University, a women's college in Pittsburgh.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Stewardship Reports

Wrote grant reports to individual and corporate donors reporting on research activities, advanced technology, and medical breakthroughs supported by their philanthropy.

Eastern State Penitentiary
Year End Appeal

Wrote a year end appeal to support fundraising efforts for the nation's foremost historic prison museum. The mailing focused on the work of formerly imprisoned artist Jesse Krimes.

Overseas Adventure Travel

Acted as senior writer for the OAT and GCT brands and managed product copy, editorial copy and web/email copy. Edited a quarterly travel magazine called Dispatches.

Maven Clinic
Community Engagement

Contributed to the launch of the discussion forum by writing and responding to health-related queries on the Maven app, a new virtual healthcare resource for women.

Nonfiction Writing & Journalism

Boston Globe
In an Azores State of Mind

Traveled on assignment for the Boston Globe and published this destination review of Sao Miguel Island in the Azores.

The Boston Globe
Succulent Squash Blossoms

Researched and wrote a round-up of restaurants based on first-hand tasting experiences.

The Smart Set
Monkey Business

Wrote a personal essay based on a first-hand monkey encounter in Thailand.


University of the Arts
Food Writing & Travel Writing

Planned and taught Continuing Studies classes on food and travel writing for adult professionals.