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Writer.

Content Strategist.

Storyteller.

 

Content for Humans

 

I'm a creator with big ideas, a learner with endless curiosity, and a strategic thinker with a track record of successful execution.  

 I've also been a professional human for over 30 years. In that time, I've learned that everyone has a story to tell.   

Let me help you tell yours.

 
 

Services

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Writing

  • web
  • interactive
  • HTML email
  • video
  • social media
  • digital advertising
  • print (magazines, brochures, viewbooks, manuals)
  • profile and customer story
  • technical
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Content Strategy

I've led content strategy on projects large and small, from responsive redesigns for B2B, e-commerce, and university websites to CMS implementations to branding projects to HTML email and print communication plans. I focus on planning for and creating content that’s useful, engaging, effective, and sustainable.

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Brand Storytelling

Through experience and research I've become an expert in brand storytelling. I've led brand implementation projects, tested the impact of story on branding, and produced multiple presentations and publications (including a master's thesis) on the subject.

Erik is one of the brightest writers I’ve ever worked with. I could throw anything at him and have it turn out beyond my expectations. If you have the opportunity to work with him, you should.
— Michael Vedders, Director of Marketing & Web, Bethel University
I’ve never met a professional writer who can quickly produce engaging work at the same level as Erik. He immediately understands a company’s brand, sees the big picture, and then executes the details flawlessly.
— Kelsey Lundberg, Web Strategist
Erik is a master with content. From marketing headlines to complex product descriptions, Erik is able to craft copy that is compelling and true to brand. He has a gift for storytelling and is able to create message that tell a stories across web, print, and video. Combine all that with his ability to see the relationships between pieces of content and messaging, along with a proven ability to deliver under multiple constraints, and it’s obvious Erik has been crucial in developing our brand.
— Tim Hammer, Senior Strategist, Bethel University
I’ve used Erik for two recent projects. He was great to work with, quickly understood my business, and I found his writing to be clear and concise. Even better is that he delivered the projects on time and on budget. I look forward to working with him again.
— Kim Bemis, CEO, Square One Solutions
On top of being a compelling storyteller, Erik has a grasp of brand management. He demonstrates a keen understanding of the nuts and bolts of information architecture, while clearly communicating with audiences through targeted messaging and the written word.
— Mark Erickson, Director of Marketing, North Central University
Erik was really great to work with. In addition to being a good web copywriter, he was responsive, delivered quick turnaround on his deliverables, and offered valuable advice for copy improvements. He worked very well with the other site development team members in a respectful and collaborative way. I would recommend Erik and will engage him for future projects.
— Gretchen Harwood, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital River

Get in Touch

 
 

I'm a Twin Cities-based writer, storyteller, web strategist, and content strategist who specializes in connecting people with brands they might enjoy. In real life I like fantasy football, live music, book clubs, and good beer (or cheap beer).

I don't like wet socks, static on the radio, or when grapefruits squirt in my eye.

I'd love to partner with you on a project, big or small. Contact me, and let's make great things together.