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Andrea Ballard



Freelance magazine writer and sub-editor, proofreader. Formerly the garden writer/sub-editor at Garden Ideas magazine, Andrea has an Open University degree in environment and development and more than 10 years’ writing experience at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-UK) where she was an information and research officer. Specialises in writing on gardening and gardens, wildlife gardening, wildlife travel, endangered species of plants and animals, conservation and the environment. Apart from being on the staff at WWF-UK and Garden Ideas, she has written on a freelance basis for Water Gardener and Woman's Weekly. Writing at WWF also entailed producing a series of information fact-sheets for children, features on wild cats, book reviews and diary and calendar captions. Sub-editing included work at Garden Ideas plus freelance sub-editing on Woman's Weekly, Country Homes & Interiors, The English Garden, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Shape, Chat and InStyle. Other tasks included laying out pages and sub-editing local newspapers - the Aldershot News & Mail and The Rush - as well as sub-editing contract titles and proofreading a travel book.

Additional Interests

Travel, natural history, antiques


  • 13 Pondtail Road
  • Fleet
  • GU51 3JJ
  • Hampshire
  • United Kingdom

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