About Us

We’re a content writing agency committed to excellence.

Years ago, we started on a journey to find the best business to invest in, lead, and run.

Entrepreneurs by nature, and the parents of four amazing children, we’re used to grit, sweat, and what it takes to run a terrific business.

As we sought out our next passion project, rarely have we been fortunate enough to see an organization as solidly rooted in delivering terrific quality and exceptional customer experience as Express Writers.

We’re thrilled to be the new executive team behind this company, beginning in 2021. As we lead the company into its next generation, we are committed to building on Julia’s success in Express Writers and finding new ways to give you more. What this means for you as an Express Writers client is that you will continue to receive the highest level of quality content produced by industry-leading experts that you’ve come to expect.

It’s that simple. Our goal is to build on the continuous five-star performance that Express Writers has proven over the last decade.

 

We believe in greatness, and succeeding by setting the standard.

We believe in creating great content, without compromise. We will keep growing what Julia created, with an unrivaled focus on matching you to a handpicked team of content creators that care. We serve clients that have high-volume, high-quality content needs, and are ready to go. Let us take your input forms, topics, and work our magic to create amazing content for you in the top online content formats.

With more than 90 expert content writers, we cater to multiple formats and expert industries – our specialist expert writers can write long-form SEO blogs, web pages, emails, landing pages, social media posts, video scripts, and more. And we focus on and commit to producing quality in everything we write.

We are actively seeking new content engagements. We look forward to hearing about your projects and how we can help you soar online with great content. You can browse our Content Shop here, or go here to talk to us about your project.

If that’s you… we welcome you on a journey. We’d love to create amazing content for you, your clients, and your brand. Let’s talk!

-Adam & Alicia Oakley, Owners, CEO & COO  

Back in 2011, Express Writers was started by budding writer Julia McCoy with nothing more than $75, a hope, and a dream.

I dropped out of college (and a nursing degree) at 19 to follow my passion for writing, and discovered the wonderful world of SEO, content, and marketing.

These were a perfect fit for my unique skills. I loved making money using the internet. Tastefully chosen words delighted my heart. (I’d been writing stories, plots, characters, and entire books since the age of 12.)

Within three months of teaching myself how to write for the web, I had enough clients to start a business. I started Express Writers with my last $75 in the bank (talk about broke college student). I coded the first version of our website myself, with a developer’s help. My goal back then was to assemble the best content writers on the web.

Like Marvel’s Avengers, but content creators – not superheroes. That single core value remains our driving purpose and core mission today.

My vision slowly came true, to my surprise. The setbacks and failures we experienced along the way turned out to be necessary steps in the path to our success.

Since I began Express Writers, I’ve stayed consistent with producing comprehensive, long-form blogs for our own content marketing, which is responsible for our growth.

My team and I have written over 1,200 SEO blogs for our own Write Blog, strategically created around the right keywords. Today, our website attracts over 100,000 visitors per month and remains our primary means of marketing.

We are the proof of our own pudding – and we are what we sell.

Our story has been featured in Forbes. Read about it here!

Today, our content creation agency has grown to a staff of over 90 talented writers, creators, editors, and designers. We’ve completed more than 40,000 content projects for clients worldwide.

This 2021, I’m thrilled to pass the reins over to our new buyers, who you’ve likely met by now. They bring that homegrown, client-focused feel to Express Writers, and your projects are in good hands with our amazing team. You’ll see me in content, so I’m never far away! Connect with me on Twitter.

90+Team Members
2011Founded
5k+Clients served
40k+ Projects

The talent we find, cultivate, and bring to your content creation is our competitive edge in a crowded space. Our management team and CEO personally headhunt the most talented writers on planet Earth. Then, we continually train our team in up-to-date SEO and copywriting standards. We focus on matching the best writer to your projects and managing them at every step. Content creation? That’s our job. Business building? You can finally get back to that.

Meet Our Team

A sampling of the people in our team here at Express Writers. Read our blog about working remotely.

 

Adam Oakley

Adam Oakley

CEO

I have more than 20 years of experience in executive roles in manufacturing, technology, and professional service businesses. My leadership and management skills, together with transparency and diligence, have earned a reputation as a trusted partner among clients. My experience in running marketing for a large manufacturing company and leveraging the new world of SEO in the 2000s brought exponential growth for the business. Since then, I’ve served on the leadership team of a global technology provider where I focused on business operations, scaling the worldwide group, and developing the client service model for a $30 million company. I’m thrilled to bring these skills to Express Writers’ leadership and growth.
Alicia Oakley

Alicia Oakley

COO

I bring to Express Writers 20 years of experience in the fields of education, real estate and entrepreneurship. I love taking teams to the next level. With a Master’s degree in teaching, when I’m not working on our real estate investment portfolio, you can find me teaching the use of an appositive and proper use of the comma to our four children. I’m an avid reader, passionate about education, real estate, staying healthy, and traveling. I’m thrilled to focus on Express Writers and help us grow into the next level.
Korilynn V.

Korilynn V.

Content Manager

I have been writing professionally for over 12 years now, but my passion for the written (should I say typed?) word started back in my elementary school days. I have always advertised myself as an advocate of words with my slogan, “putting words to good use 365 days a year,” working as a driving force in my career. Currently, I reside in Utah with my three munchkins and husband. I am obsessed with adult coloring books and possess a palate that only recognizes coffee flavors. In my behind-the-scenes management role here at Express Writers, I look forward to matching up our clients with the perfect writers, overseeing our support team and deadlines, and celebrating as our clients enjoy the victory of brand recognition through great content.
Nicole I.

Nicole I.

Client Specialist

Since I was probably 13, all I’ve wanted to do was write. My illustrious career began with a composition notebook novel about time travel. The dream never died, and I finished my Bachelor’s in Creative Writing in 2016 and, in May of 2020, completed my MFA in Poetry. In grad school, I worked in marketing for a book festival and as an editor for a literary journal. I am eager to expand these skills with Express Writers. When I’m not editing or talking to clients and assisting them in placing their order for amazing content creation, I teach in an after school program, read voraciously, hike with my corgi, and love antiquing.
Julia McCoy

Julia McCoy

Former CEO

I’m a serial entrepreneur, content marketing strategist, and a passionate advocate of using content to build a business. I love finding, mentoring and training talented content creators, and earning real success through content. I hate clickbait and icky content on the web. Today, I write books and consult clients and students at The Content Hacker™. 
Josh McCoy

Josh McCoy

Former CTO

My background is in project development, Internet Marketing, and SEO. I met & married Julia in 2012, after hiring her to write my content. I have a passion for designing, branding, and building businesses. My role previously at Express Writers included overseeing our entire website development at Express Writers, including our custom-built workroom and client site.
Rachel M.

Rachel M.

Social Media Specialist

If you’ve ever joined our Twitter chat, #ContentWritingChat, there’s a good chance you’ve interacted with me. As a Social Media Specialist for Express Writers, I’ve been managing the chat and their social media accounts since early 2016. When I’m not Twitter chatting, I’m also creating social media and blog content for EW’s amazing clients. Outside of work, I can be found reading, journaling, and enjoying life in Maryland. Hope you can come hang out with me alongside the #ContentWritingChat community on the first Tuesday of every month at 10 AM CST!
Corey O.

Corey O.

Technical Writer

 I have been in the I.T. industry for roughly 5 years now, working various jobs from networking to software automation. I live with my beautiful wife and new baby boy in the great state of Tennessee and have been here for almost my entire life. When it comes to writing, I love the excitement of researching a tech topic and sharing it with readers!

Çağrı C.

Çağrı C.

Video Producer

My name is Çağrı Cilara. I’ve been in advertising since 2004, and I’m a professional video and graphic designer skilled in Apple Final Cut Pro, After Effect, Illustrator and Photoshop. I’m a strong business development professional graduate from Dogus University, Computer Engineering and Anadolu University, Business and have even served as a lecturer giving advertising lessons at Sehir University in 2013. Today, I’m proud of doing business in 32 countries. I’m thrilled to join Express Writers as an on-staff video producer and add my expertise from crafting thousands of creative videos for companies and brands, from fashion to entertainment. I love what I do.
Sara N.

Sara N.

Full-Time Writer

I’m an author, photographer, and artist from Indiana. Despite the wide variety of jobs I’ve held over the years (cake icer in a bakery, college degree in landscape architecture, travel agent rep for a cruise line, casino banker, customer service, ecommerce specialist), writing is the passion in my heart that always calls me back. I created my first website in 2016. Two years later, I published my first award-winning fantasy novel and followed it with a sequel in 2020… with plenty more stories for the series in the pipeline. Now, I’m a full-time expert writer for Express Writers. I can’t imagine life without writing.
Alexander C.

Alexander C.

Content Strategist

I’m a tech copywriter, Content Strategist, and sometimes web developer, with over five years of experience in different areas including SEO and online marketing. I write and develop content plans for our clients here at Express Writers. When I’m not writing (which is most of the time), I can usually be found trying new recipes, brewing coffee, practicing yoga, or kickboxing.
Sara M.

Sara M.

Expert Writer

I am a content creator and member of the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors. I write on healthy living, marketing, education, travel, grants, and self-development. I also enjoy researching new topics and summarizing complex text into creative content for our clients. I am multi-cultural, enjoy creating art, love to travel, and continuously seek a sustainably fun life balancing physical and mental health.

Alli M.

Alli M.

Writer

My name is Alli, and I’m so excited to write for you! I have a Bachelor’s degree in English Writing, and have a strong passion for the written word. I enjoy content writing in all the various forms it comes in, from copywriting to creative writing (the more fun I can have writing, the better!). In my free time I love to read, watch movies and practice my skills on my personal blog. In previous positions, I’ve been able to write professional social media content and blog posts. I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to you through Express Writers!
Dara D.

Dara D.

QA

I am a grammarian (more of a hybrid fella – 65% prescriptive, 35% descriptive grammar), a content strategist, and a copy editor. I have an advanced degree in biochemistry and received my editing certificate from UCSD. I started out as an in-house editor at a print newspaper outfit, then resigned from the position not long after to work from home and become a freelance book editor.


As a QA at Express Writers, I review our content to ensure accuracy and that the writer saw to all the client’s requests – voice, talking points, style, audience, etc. Besides this, I provide support to both prospective students and in-training content strategists/marketers/writers enrolled in our courses, including The Content Strategy & Marketing CourseExpert SEO Content Writer, and Unlearn Essay Writing course.

Work aside, I enjoy traveling, exotic cuisines, animals (my partner and I have four adorable cats), reading, and journaling.

Danielle N.

Danielle N.

QA & Content Strategist

I discovered that I can write during my college years writing reaction papers. And from that day, I haven’t stopped writing to the point it became what I do for a living! Now in Express Writers, I’m more in charge of editing and making sure all the content we deliver meets our clients’ requirements. I also take on content strategy and research work, as a trained content strategist under Julia’s mentorship. When I’m not working, I travel to new places or simply go for long walks to get away from my laptop. I’m studying French, too, where I often try my best not to overdo my writing homework – but, I just can’t help it.
Alexandria M.

Alexandria M.

Expert Content Writer

I’m Alexandria, a Midwestern millennial with ten years of writing and editing experience. I live in the heart of Akron Ohio’s most eclectic neighborhood with my husband and two rambunctious cats. I love reading, catching the latest movie, binging comfort TV and cheering on our Cleveland Browns. It was the love of a good story that led me to write for myself in my childhood, and begin freelancing at sixteen. Novels and novellas, blogs, screenplays, educational articles…you name it, I’ve written it! I’m excited to bring that experience to Express Writers and get down to business!

Vanessa A.

Vanessa A.

QA/Editor

I am the type who’s always online. I feel antsy when I’m away from the computer — except when I’m on “me” time. I enjoy being indoors and hanging out with my two kids and husband while bingeing on TV shows. I also love having virtual parties with friends. I do go out sometimes to explore nature, walk through supermarket lanes (it’s therapeutic!), and go on coffee hunts. Being a writer and editor for over 15 years has taught me to find happiness in the little things, and I’m glad that I am doing what I love most for a living.

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