I'm a writer and editor with a soft spot for great books and heavenly typography. Though I come from the plains of Chicagoland, I live nestled against a charming mountain range in northern Utah with my husband and several furry pets. 

As a highly experienced creative type, I have a threefold mission to deliver polished solutions for writing, editing, and design, disciplines that overlap constantly in the publishing world. For more information about my full-service design studio, please visit my visual portfolio.

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Professional Details


Master of Arts in English literature and creative writing
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah

Graduate Certificate in women and gender studies
Utah State University
Logan, Utah

Bachelor of Arts in English language
Minor in editing and publishing

Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

What I Do Now

Writer, Editor & Designer
Erin Hiatt Creative
Provo, Utah
January 2014 to present

Where I Have Been

Assistant Editor (1-year academic appointment)
Weber—The Contemporary West
Ogden, Utah
April 2015 to present

Book Reviewer (ongoing freelance)
L magazine
Lincoln, Nebraska
July 2013 to September 2015

Assistant Editor (semester academic appointment)
The Westerner
Silver City, New Mexico
Fall 2015 Issue

Design Manager—Paper Crafting Department
DCWV, Inc.
Provo, Utah
January 2013 to January 2014

Senior Designer, Editor & Production Guru
DCWV, Inc.
Provo, Utah
November 2007 to January 2013

Editor & Interior Book Designer
Cedar Fort, Inc.
Springville, Utah
January 2007 to November 2007


Contributing Writer
Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions
Seal Press
Berkeley, California

Contract Editing & Writing Clients

Freelance Copy Editor
Goddess Ink (Albuquerque, NM)
Skyhorse Publishing (New York, NY)
Avalon Travel Publishing (Berkeley, CA)
Indie Clients

Freelance Copywriter
Skyrocket Media (Pleasant Grove, UT)
Bullfrog Spas (Bluffdale, UT)

Freelance Book Reviewer
Lip magazine (South Morang, VIC, Australia)

Guest Blogger
Feminism and Religion blog (Claremont, CA)

Freelance Columnist & Feature Writer
Sew News magazine (Golden, CO)

Fiction Contributor
Mud Season Review (Burlington, VT)

Intern Writer & Editor
LDS Living magazine (Provo, UT)

Contract Book Design Clients

Interior Book Designer
Counterpoint Press (Berkeley, CA)
Quarto Book Group USA (Minneapolis, MN)
Seal Press (Berkeley, CA)
University of Utah Press (Salt Lake City, UT)

Book Cover Designer
Crooked Lane Books (New York, NY)
Flatiron Books (New York, NY)
Hachette Book Group (New York, NY)
HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Nashville, TN)
Quarto Book Group (Minneapolis, MN)
Seal Press (Berkeley, CA)
Skyhorse Publishing (New York, NY)
Sourcebooks (Naperville, IL)