Julia Gandrud

Julia Gandrud - Editor

Providence, RI, USA

I'm a painter, illustrator, writer, and editor. I write fantasy and memoirs, create animations, and paint illustrative images.

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Helping people develop their projects is as satisfying to me as working on my own. I'm a copy editor and beginning novelist, as well as a visual artist. I'm trying to increase my portfolio in each of these areas, so I'm looking for people who would like to hire a beginning freelancer.

I tutor art and literacy on Wyzant, write and edit for clients on Upwork, and paint and work on novels for myself. Look for JuliaLikesFrogs on instagram or youtube for my paintings.
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
LGBTQ Fiction
Middle Grade Fantasy
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult


  • Elizabeth Killan Award for Drawing

Work experience

Proofreader, copy editor, content writer

August, 2021 – Present (about 1 year)

I can provide you with high quality writing for:
-News Articles
-Blogs Posts
-Creative Writing
-Academic Writing

I enjoy my work and deliver excellent writing that meets your needs.

I'm new to Upwork, but I have worked as a writer and animator for a travel agency, a startup, and a state agency. In addition, I've taught English literacy for college students, as well as for English language learners. I'm fluent in French, and have elementary Japanese skills.

My free time is full of painting pictures of frogs and possums and writing fiction novels.

Art and Literacy Tutor for Wyzant Students

October, 2020 – Present (almost 2 years)

Teaching adults and children ages six and up. Creating individualized French language, test taking, drawing, and painting curriculum for online lessons – all skill levels.

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