We don’t settle. We believe in greatness and we deliver it every time. We provide creative, authoritative, influential content penned by gifted writers (98% of our applicants don’t make our cut).
Hi, I'm Julia McCoy, founder. Just 6 years ago, I started with nothing but $75, a hope, and a dream.
I was 19 years old and failing nursing school. One morning, I asked myself: What do I love to do, and how can I make money doing it?
I knew that I loved writing.
By age 12, I’d written a 200-page medieval fiction novella. And at 13, I was teaching myself internet marketing, doing surveys for cash, learning basic computer skills. I was earning $400 in a given month before I turned 16.
So, I jumped in. In 2011, I taught myself how to write content for a living. I wrote hundreds of articles, and I started learning SEO and content marketing. I took on every content writing job I could find – it was hard, but that was how I honed some of my best writing talents.
Two things began to happen:
a) I discovered an untapped need in the marketplace when I combined content marketing with search engine optimization (SEO). Most of my competitors were frustrating clients by being one or the other. I blended the two disciplines to write content that positioned my clients as an authority and turned into real sales, which led to…
b) More work than I could handle.
I also started blogging regularly on my own site, and I went and I found businesses willing to pay top dollar for lead generating content. We grew by leaps and bounds. I haven’t stopped blogging for seven years now.
I had one goal when I started my company back then: it was to find a group of writers who shared my passion for online writing, who I could teach the elements of SEO and content marketing to, and we could learn and progress together.
I wanted my team to become the best darn writing agency on the planet.
But could we do it? There were a lot of obstacles to overcome. Keep reading.
The Best Darn Writing Agency on the Planet: Learning Through Failure, & Seeing Our Biggest Dreams Come True
Completely bootstrapped, no outside funding, no family support, no safety net..
My content agency Express Writers grew 200% in the next few years. The first year was $50,000, and in the next two years we hit $300,000, and last year we just surpassed $750,000.
As an entrepreneur, you often hear that failure precedes success.
This was true for me: early in 2016, I found the lead managers in my staff stealing income. I fired them, and completely rebuilt my team from the ground up.
That experience taught me what it means to create a great company culture, and serve our clients with the best customer service.
I learned how to find people that not only know the industry, but care about our clients. With a supportive environment, ongoing accountability for your staff, and most importantly, the right people, there is no limit to what you can do as a business.
The CEO of Salesforce, Marc Benioff, has said: “the secret to successful hiring is this: find the people that want to change the world.”
For me, that was finding people that shared my goal of creating the best darn writing agency on the planet, and giving our clients the best content that they’ve ever gotten.
Today, I’m proud to say that we all share that goal at Express Writers. Every single person that is in my team cares. And we keep it that way. We also constantly evolve for our clients. We adapt, reshape, and mold our content services to match the standards of today and tomorrow.
We believe in greatness.
There are no limits to what we can do as a company. Because of our proprietary quality process, onboarding structure and quality tests, and in-team writer mentoring, we’re seeing the highest client satisfaction rates in the industry – close to 99% across all project averages we complete. Our team is large but nimble enough to adapt quickly to industry changes. We love seeing our clients succeed, and retaining happy writers that have full time jobs in an environment of constant learning.
Our ideal clients?
Seasoned marketers and agencies.
If that’s you…
I welcome you on a journey.
To discovering your best content.
We’ll write words your readers, fans – and Google – will love. Then, we’ll create a foundation of ongoing inbound content that will maintain your authority and influence as a brand online.
Visit our Pricing page to see what we can offer.
To your success in content,
-Julia McCoy, Founder
JJ Bennett graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in History. After working in a direct sales role for four years, JJ decided to make the natural switch to the digital side of sales through conversion copywriting. JJ is a complete natural at the ways of great content marketing, and has trained under Joanna Wiebe and through Julia McCoy’s course. He’s written copy for hundreds of small businesses throughout the US and UK. When he’s not writing, you’ll find JJ coaching baseball and taking full advantage of his Scribd membership.
Our Featured Experts
Blennett Garner is a technical copywriter, public speaker, and published author. His articles on Quora have been viewed over half a million times, and his writing can be found on over a dozen sites across the web. Bennett serves clients in real estate development, oil & gas, tech startups, and technical content agencies. He’s a member of the Association for Business Communication and the Internet Marketing Association. Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Bennett graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in communication & persuasion. A former resident of Washington, DC, Bennett now works as a full-time copywriter from Brooklyn, NY.
Alyssa Erichsen is a writer and aspiring archivist based in the Midwest. A lifelong lover of reading, books, and storytelling, she received her Bachelor’s degree in English and her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She has had a handful of short stories published in literary magazines and hopes to one day publish a novel. She loves 19th century poets, white tea, and baking, and probably should have been born British.
Austin began his career as a professional writer when he left his hometown of Los Angeles, California to travel the world and document his experiences along the way. He has toured with rock bands in Europe, written technical documentation for Australian engineering concerns and executed social media strategies for major international brands across the globe. A true world citizen, Austin is equally at home developing case studies for cybersecurity contractors or coming up with fun, actionable tweets for retailers and auto brands.
Jenny is an Ohio based paralegal and professional writer. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University before graduating with honors from Capital University Law School’s paralegal program. She spent nine years working as a regulatory and compliance paralegal for various healthcare corporations before deciding to focus on her freelance writing business. When she’s not writing, Jenny enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and children.
Alex is a Midwest-based professional freelancer writer with a BA in English from one of the country’s top universities. With a passion for all things written and the intellectual curiosity to find interest in almost every topic under the sun, Alex has produced engaging, high-quality content on a variety of topics from light bulbs and waste haulers to landing pages and startups. He’s well-versed in the language of digital marketing and brings both personality and strategy to each and every project.
Josie is a public relations student at Texas State University with a passion for writing, communications and hospitality. Her focus is in digital media, and she’s also taking courses on coding and web design. Besides writing, Josie loves reading, working out, being a University Ambassador and cooking. She writes for her personal blog and a college entertainment and news site; and Josie has experience in working in event centers, hotels and fine dining restaurants.
Tamara earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Drury University in 2004 along with minors in Global Studies and Fine Arts. As an 6 year architect, she managed and designed building projects from schematic design through construction administration, gaining experience in religious, civic, retail, commercial, hospitality, theatre, and industrial built projects and working with clients to understand their building needs and deliver on design. As a press release writer at Express Writers, due to her previous experience, she is able to recognize a client’s business needs, perform necessary research, and create original articles containing relevant news, which are credible and worthy for PR websites.
A former journalist and digital content manager, Brian Carberry has more than 10 years of writing experience. Brian specializes in creative writing, SEO and web copywriting, social media, and blogging. Brian has written broadcast scripts for CNN and local television stations across the country, as well as websites, social media copy, and blog articles for a handful of reputable brands. His goal is to infuse your content with a creative and compelling flair that will resonate with your audience and drive engagement. Brian studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University and is a big Orange fan.
Mike Stroder is, in short, an expert. He has been an engineer, researcher, and manager in the chemical and nanotechnology fields for almost 30 years, with several degrees from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He has also been a writer and cartoonist for 30+ years. Mike has a fun, dry sense of humor that adds a great level of engagement to what would otherwise be an uninteresting industry.
Alex holds a BA in English Language and Linguistics and has an unwavering passion for creating content that attracts, engages and converts. Starting his career in journalism, Alex progressed into marketing and has worked with digital agencies and real estate firms the world over. If he’s not writing, you’ll probably find him playing piano, sightseeing, or exploring his local music scene.
Ken has worked in healthcare marketing for over 15 years, learning far more about generic drugs and Medicare Part D than any sane person should. To recover, he writes creative fiction on the side, including official adventures for Dungeons & Dragons. After a couple of decades working in both print and digital communications, Ken has written everything from websites to white papers, covering topics from healthcare reform to the Higgs-Boson particle to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Currently, he is helping his daughter learn Dothraki.
Rachel is a freelance writer and designer based in Georgia. With a Bachelor’s degree in economics, she wrote her dissertation on the rapid rise of globalization and got her start as a writer when she contributed a series of dooms-day articles to her school newspaper forecasting the global economic crisis. She has ten years of experience in start-ups, online marketing, branding, and product development. She never stops dreaming of new ideas and loves instilling that passion in others through education.