About

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If there’s one thing to know about me it’s this: I love stories. As a writer and editor, I love to tell them. As a bookworm and culture enthusiast, I love to learn from them. I’ve been known to stay up late reading a riveting novel and to rise early to capture a story in words. On this blog, I share personal stories with the hope they might encourage and inspire you on your journey.

I’m a full-time editor for a national niche magazine, where I write and edit feature stories. I also freelance write and edit for other publications and clients. When I write, I gravitate toward human interest stories and essays or articles that touch on faith, parenting or wellness.

I’ve been writing and editing professionally for over ten years, and it’s been a joy and privilege to spend that time helping others tell their powerful stories. Read about my vocational journey here.

Erin with family

When I’m not working, I can often be found chasing my sweet, feisty toddler, snuggling my spoiled pug, devouring books (and Netflix shows) or practicing yoga. I’m married to a robotics engineer, and we live in Chicago.

I take my coffee with a splash of cream, proofread exclusively with Papermate flair pens and use my planner like a security blanket (because deadlines). I value heart over hustle, showing up, speaking up, authenticity and kindness. Grace and gratitude keep me grounded — daily.

I believe everyone hungers to be seen, known and loved. We all have stories to tell. You can find my personal stories on motherhood, marriage, faith and life here, as well as links to my published work.

Interested in working together? Want to connect? Contact me here.

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