Hello! My name is Erika and I’m a writer & content creator in Traverse City, MI.
I started my writing career as as student working for Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Development Communications. I created content and rewrote outdated copy for the giving website. I also wrote fundraising and stewardship letters for the Grand Valley University Foundation and GVSU Family Association.
After graduating from GVSU, my previous position was at Partners Worldwide, a nonprofit in Grand Rapids, MI, as the communications specialist. The position required me to write web content, including the blog and social media. I also worked with the director of global marketing to develop campaigns and write fundraising letters to existing donors and non-donors.
I have experience writing content for a heavy construction company, where I was the Marketing and Communications Associate In 2018 - early 2019. I led content creation for our internal and external newsletters, various project brochures, and managed the website.
I’m also a creative writer, ranging from prose poetry to creative nonfiction. Throughout my creative career as a writer, I have learned ways to strengthen my writing using different techniques and styles, which I’ve been able to utilize across genres and even into my professional writing. I continue to write in my free time and enjoy entering online writing contests to challenge myself.