andrea murad

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

I'm a freelance writer with a passion for storytelling. My career has spanned Wall Street and Main Street. I have 10 years experience as a fixed income analyst and understand how the financial markets affect the average consumer. I also worked as an IT consultant and a health care analyst for an economic consulting firm. I have extensive experience as a technical writer. My work has appeared on BBC Capital, Al Jazeera America,, Entrepreneur,, American Banker magazine and, and I've been a guest on Marketplace Money, Live and HuffPost Live. I graduated with a Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. I work effectively in a high-stress environment with tight deadlines. Available for freelance and consulting opportunities.


7 Years
15 Years
Technical Writer
20 Years


10 Years
7 Years
Personal Finance
15 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
4 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
4 Years
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (1-2), (1-2), (10+), (10+), BBC Capital (10+), American Banker (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Consulting firm (10+), Financial Services Firm (10+), Independent author (1-2), Major Medical Center (6-10)

Other Work History

I also have experience editing books.

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Final Cut Pro

Foreign Language Skills


Computer Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


Laptop and Canon 5D SLR

Work Permits & Visas


Work Samples

Writing Samples

( 12/21/2012)
With the Old Man Winter barreling in, homeowners can get burned with high energy bills. But certain home maintenance steps can help you stay warm and toasty during the cold winter months without pushing up your heating costs.
( 11/12/2012)
Consumers can expect rising prices at the supermarket, but there are ways to reduce their grocery tabs without sacrificing taste.
( 1/20/2012)
The weak economy and availability of low-cost tax software has led to more Americans choosing to take a do-it-yourself approach with their taxes. While tax pros warn that this choice could land filers in a tangled web in the obtuse world of the tax code, there are some easy steps they can take to ease the process and avoid potential land mines.
( 1/19/2012)
Experts are bracing for another wave of foreclosure to hit the already-weak housing market this year. Coupled with low interest rates, this could be a great opportunity for homebuyers to pick up a home or investment property at a bargain--if they know what they are doing.
( 12/22/2011)
This article details do-it-yourself tips for homeowners looking to sell their houses faster and at a price close to their asking price.
(Columbia Journalism School 9/28/2009)
This piece is a profile about Dr. Gerry Moore, the director of science at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
(Etude 12/1/2011)
This story is about a 49-year old wealth manager and father of four who fights in sanctioned boxing matches. He is one of about 850 licensed master boxers in the country, a division created by USA Boxing for athletes 35 years and older who want to compete.
( 6/6/2012)
Real estate ETFs tend to move inline with the broader economy, so their solid performance in early 2012 has soured over recent weeks.