Emily is an experienced journalist and blogger, but she also has many years of copywriting experience with marketing and sales content, including press releases, emails, website content, direct mail, and other collateral. Additionally, she has over seven years of social media experience. She is best known for her writing about personal finance, travel, and food, but can tackle any topic.
Photography, world travel, personal finance, rescue dogs, health and fitness, yoga, cooking, documentary movies, nutrition, reading
Emily's communication studies focused on radio/TV/film, but she also took courses on journalism, rhetoric, advertising, and media studies.
Emily has written editorial content about personal finance for seven years. She wrote the May/June 2014 cover story for Consumers Digest magazine about credit card offers and the CARD Act. Her personal finance writing has also appeared regularly on CreditCards.com, BadCredit.org, and CardRates.com. Emily's main areas of expertise include debt, credit, budgeting, loans, and identity theft. She also has nearly a year of experience with marketing copywriting for a large credit union.
Emily has worked professionally in marketing since 2008, writing content for both B2B and B2C purposes. She has held several full-time jobs in marketing communications, producing a vast range of offline and digital collateral for companies in dozens of industries.
When Emily worked at BedandBreakfast.com from 2010-2013, one of her duties was creating content about marketing for innkeepers. Over the years, she has also written articles and blog posts for marketing and content agencies about topics such as branding, public relations, marketing best practices, email marketing, writing tips, social media success, and more.
Emily worked professionally in the travel industry for five years, writing blog posts, articles, social media, and marketing content. She has also written articles about travel for The Huffington Post, USAToday.com, About.com, BootsnAll.com, and dozens of other websites. She also ran her own travel blog for three years.
Emily blogs regularly about food and dining for LocalSugar.com, a Texas-based site focused on great dining. She has also written about the culinary scene for About.com and Envy magazine (now closed). When she ran her own travel blog for three years, her food posts were always some of her most popular.
During her tenure at a marketing agency in 2013, Emily wrote marketing content for several clients in the medical and health industry. Clients ranged from fertility clinics to hospital facility management companies to probiotic manufacturers.
The content Emily wrote for these health clients included brochures, landing page content, website copy, flyers, sales sheets, and more. She also edited all press releases, emails, blog posts, and social media content for the clients in the health industry.
Emily has many years of volunteering and working with nonprofits. Many years ago, she volunteered with Austin Dog Rescue in Texas as a dog foster parent, but she also wrote newsletters and other marketing content for the organization.
Emily also volunteered for several years with Cancer Connection in Austin, TX, and was very involved on the gala committee in addition to visiting cancer patients in chemo wards.
In 2014, Emily began volunteering with San Antonio Pets Alive! not only by fostering dogs and assisting at shelters, but being very involved on the gala, marketing, and events teams. In addition to helping plan and execute events, has written successful content for sponsorship applications and fundraising requests. Emily is also about to begin volunteering with The THRU Project in San Antonio, TX.
Through her work with various nonprofits and assisting on both the ground level and in events and marketing committees, Emily understand the unique needs and challenges facing nonprofit organizations.
Emily first started blogging in 2007 for CreditCards.com, and over the years she has written blog posts for countless businesses and publications. While she has primarily blogged about personal finance, travel, and food, she has also blogged about everything from green funerals to selecting a college. She has done blogging under her own byline in addition to ghost blogging for businesses. She also occasionally serves as an editor for people who want to run a blog but want help from a professional wordsmith before publishing.
In the past seven years, Emily has written articles for countless websites and publications on nearly every topic imaginable, though most frequently on the topics of travel and personal finance. Whether the purpose is for SEO, customer education, or simply entertainment, she can create compelling content for your subject matter.
Emily has written print and digital ads for businesses in travel, finance, real estate, and several other industries.
In her marketing career, Emily has had several opportunities to work on direct mail pieces for both B2B and B2C purposes.