Amanda B Fretheim Gates

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Contact Me

fret0014@umn.edu

206 Church St SE
119 Murphy Hall

I'm a rock star when it comes to communicating messages. I can take the most complicated concepts (policy, operations, regulatory standards, business, finance... you name it) and break it down to simple, engaging copy for the everyday audience. I've managed the internal communications for a technical college. I've helped create, test and maintain an EdTech product that was before its time. I've written curriculum for students and training for teachers. I've worked as a managing editor for 10 different magazines, writing and editing content related to the local hospitality industry, including meetings, events, dining, shopping, attractions and entertainment. I excel at storytelling, project management, thinking about the big picture, keeping cool under pressure, writing for web and print and editing away all my style pet peeves. I express myself best through the written word, which is why I'm truly at home working in this industry.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • BA: Journalism, University of Minnesota, 2003.