I'm Julia McCoy, founder of content creation agency Express Writers. Just 6 years ago, I started with nothing but $75, a hope, and a dream.
Back in 2011, I decided to follow my dreams and learn how to “make money writing.” I dropped out of college and started my content writing agency, Express Writers, out of nothing but $75. I spent 60-hour weeks to code and launch my first website, drum up my first clients and gigs, and manage the day-to-day work of running a fledgling business.
My goal in the early stages of building a content creation team was to find and assemble the best content writers on the web. My vision slowly came true, and the setbacks and failures along the way turned out to be necessary steps in the path of our success.
Since I began my content creation agency, I’ve stayed consistent with producing comprehensive, long-form content pieces for our own content marketing, and today, our content has brought in us 99% of our clientele. With no funding, no paid ads, in less than six years our content creation agency has grown to a staff of over 75 people, we’ve completed 14,500 content projects, and we’ve served over 5,000 clients worldwide.
Today, I’m now one of the top 30 content marketers worldwide, the author of two bestselling books in the industry, and host of The Write Podcast. Last year, I launched an intensive, industry-leading six-week training program, The Content Strategy & Marketing Course, built on the cores of the internal education I wrote for my agency staff. I also love writing for Content Marketing Institute, one of my favorite industry publications. Our story has been featured in Forbes.
We believe in greatness.
There are no limits to what we can do as a company. Because of our proprietary quality process, on-boarding structure and quality tests, and in-team writer mentoring, we’re seeing the highest client satisfaction rates in the industry – close to 99% project average. Today, I’m proud to say that every person in my content creation agency all share the same goal: to deliver amazing content and service to our mutual-fit clients. We believe in excellence, and we adapt, reshape, and mold our content services to match the standards of today and tomorrow.
Our ideal clients today are seasoned marketers and agencies.
If that’s you… I welcome you on a journey. We’d love to create rockstar content for you!
-Julia McCoy, Founder
Vicki had a very simple and happy childhood. She lived in Asia most of her life and spent time traveling to amazing places in different continents and meeting wonderful people before settling down in Oregon with her husband and daughter. After graduating from college, she spent 13 years working in the financial industries and filled a wide range of duties, acting as a liaison between customers and the company she worked for. Excellent customer service is an integral part of her client value and service delivery. Vicki always strives to improve her customer service skills to ensure that quality and service exceed client expectations. Vicki is excited to be working with Express Writers, a company that shares and reflects her work ethic and commitment to it’s clients.
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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.
Jillian’s passion for writing started at a young age, writing short stories titled ‘Three Hairy Cupcakes’ and ‘Where Did My Blanket Go?” for her family to enjoy. Following her talent, Jillian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Anthropology, while writing and managing her college’s newspaper. After graduation, she perused a successful career in marketing for international manufacturers, with the goal grow brands worldwide and drive business goals. By consistently writing blog articles, press releases, white papers and more, Jillian has been able to continue following her passion for creativity and writing. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her enjoying a glass of red wine and hanging out with her dog, Monty.
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.
Diana is a journalism graduate, award-winning filmmaker and online content specialist. She dedicates her work to crafting content that connects people with stories and ideas that matter. When she’s away from the laptop, you can find her navigating through South America’s mountain trails or planning her next large-scale environmental 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.
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.
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.