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.

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

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)


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

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)

What My Colleagues Say about Me

"Erin is extremely talented. She consistently provides quality work and a fresh take on projects. I absolutely loved working with her and felt that I could rely on her to go above and beyond on anything that came her way. She's intelligent, hard working, and dedicated to creating the very best work." —Tai Li Anderson, Creative Director at Craft Smith

"Erin was an integral part of the team at DCWV. She worked diligently as a talented leader and designer with strong illustration skills. Cool under pressure, Erin was always able to get the job done on time without cutting corners. Along with her design skills, she was a source of knowledge when I had questions as a new designer. Her enthusiastic readiness to help is something I valued very much." Kelsey Wardwell, Graphic Designer at Stampin' Up!

"Not only is Erin an amazing designer but she is great at managing a whole team of designers and being extremely organized. She has a great eye for design and gives good constructive feedback." —Angela Faulkner, Senior Designer at Craft Smith

"Having worked with many graphic designers in the past, I have found Erin to be at the top of my list when I need really great design. She is extraordinarily talented and easy to work with. I highly recommend her. She is creative and comes up with great solutions. She is also a talented writer, which is very helpful because most design projects need well-written copy. Highest marks in my book." —Curt Snarr, Owner, Curt Snarr Design