Hi, I’m Anca

I am a journalist, copywriter and content marketer, and this is my corner of the internet. I was born in Timișoara, Romania on September 12, 1992. At 5, I proudly declared that I wrote my first book to my parents – the notable events in the life of a green caterpillar. And, ever since that moment, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. (Unlike the caterpillar.)

In high school I went for philology studies, joined a debate club, worked at a local newspaper, and published my first YA novel, “Memo pentru Sine” (roughly translated as “Self Reminder”). The story was picked up by linguist Sergiu Drincu and literary critic Cornel Ungureanu, who guided me throughout the whole process, and published at Mirton Publishing House.

I moved to the UK in 2011 and got two degrees from the University of Portsmouth: a Bachelor’s in Journalism & Media Studies and a Master’s in Marketing. Later, I moved to London and gained experience in all things writing & editing from leading trade and academic publishers (HarperCollins, Little Brown and SAGE Publishing) and various publications.

These days I live in Bologna, Italy with my partner and our adorable sausage dog, write surreal & introspective fiction (I published Mindscapes in 2020) and work as a freelance copywriter. Every day, I do my best to tap into the essence of what makes content shareable (“here comes a feeling you thought only you felt, but is actually universal!”). Find me at Copy & Coffee.

I write for those who filled my formative years with books and films and magic. For those who saw the fire in my eyes and wanted to play with it. For those who rekindled my spark when I thought I’d lost it. But first – for the girl I’ll never be, for the girl I almost am. Every story is about her. Even the ones about other people. Welcome to my playground.

💌 hello@ancadunavete.com

yes, this was in milan