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 (candidate)
Weber State University
Ogden, Utah

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

Bachelor of Arts in English language
Minor in editing and publishing

Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Current Staff Posts

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

Assistant Editor
Weber—The Contemporary West
Ogden, Utah
April 2015 to present

Book Reviewer
L magazine
Lincoln, Nebraska
July 2013 to present

Past Staff Posts

Assistant Editor
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

Freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader
Skyhorse Publishing
New York, New York

Freelance Copy Editor
Avalon Travel Publishing
Berkeley, California

Freelance Copywriter
Skyrocket Media
Pleasant Grove, Utah

Freelance Copy Editor
Various indie clients

Freelance Book Reviewer
Lip magazine
South Morang, Victoria, Australia

Guest Blogger (ongoing)
Feminism and Religion (FAR) blog
Claremont, California

Freelance Columnist & Feature Writer
Sew News magazine
Golden, Colorado

Intern Writer & Editor
LDS Living magazine
Provo, Utah


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

Contract Book Design Clients

Cover & Interior Book Designer
Seal Press
Berkeley, California

Interior Book Designer
Counterpoint Press
Berkeley, California

Book Cover Designer
Naperville, Illinois

Book Cover Designer
Avalon Travel Publishing
Berkeley, California

Book Cover Designer
Quarto Book Group USA
Minneapolis, MN

Book Cover & Interior Designer
Skyhorse Publishing
New York, New York

What My Colleagues Say about Me

"Erin is an extremely talented designer. 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 design 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 WardwellGraphic 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