Erin McReynolds

Freelance Writer, She/Her

Marketing | UX | Editorial | Literary

I'm an exceptional problem-solver who squirts ink to survive, adapts quickly, and is able to squeeze a surprising amount into a tiny space. I'm basically an octopus. (And I can house a pile of shellfish like one.)


For more than 10 years I've been helping brand, marketing, and UX teams at companies like Audible, Dell, and Facebook connect with people through language and voice. My expertise ranges from the short to the long form, from in-app microcopy and product descriptions to email campaigns and digital magazine features.

I'm also an essayist and short story author. My work has appeared in literary journals such as the North American Review, The Sun, Kenyon Review Online, Split Lip, and elsewhere. Since 2013, I've been a web editor at American Short Fiction, proudly helping to publish some of the country's most exciting writers.



UX + Marketing Copy

Ad copy, product descriptions, in-app and website copy, and more.

Editorial / Content Marketing

A selection of articles and interviews for Audible, Macmillan, TED

Published Essays + Stories

Fiction and nonfiction published in literary journals in print and online

Writing Philosophy

Bill Bernbach

“The truth isn't the truth until people believe you, and they can't believe you if they don't know what you're saying, and they can't know what you're saying if they don't listen to you, and they won't listen to you if you're not interesting, and you won't be interesting unless you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly."