Amanda Derrick

Amanda Derrick
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Freelance Contributor


University of Utah

Florida Tech



Beauty apps

Microsoft Word

iPhone cases


  • Mechanical engineer who loves to share tech topics with a wider audience.
  • Engineer and writer for USAF Civil Service, ATK and Boeing.
  • Business development strategist who creates compelling proposals for tech and B2B companies.


Amanda's full-time career has included time with the US Air Force Civil Service, ATK, and Boeing. Initially an engineer, she turned her skills toward writing competitive proposals and business shaping. Her proposal activity developed and honed her management skills as she progressed from being an author to filling the role of proposal manager for many campaigns.

Amanda currently builds proposals for a corporate travel company while also engaging in creative freelance work. Her writing has been published on sites including Apartment Therapy and NYMag, as well as ghostwriting content for blogs, tech companies, and more. 


Amanda earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2009 and an MBA focused on Project Management from Florida Tech in 2011. She loves learning new tools and has enjoyed additional training for Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite products. 

A Message from Amanda Derrick

I always enjoy helping people find the optimum voice and strategy for their passion. Technology is meant to help, not hinder — I'm always eager to help people bend it to their needs.

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