Among other things, I:

  • Help companies and other organizations figure out their online editorial strategy, both on behalf of Happy Cog Studios and as a freelancer. My clients have included Capgemini, Core77, Thomson Reuters, and W.W. Norton & Company.
  • Manage web content projects and community stuff for Fourth Story Media, creators of The Amanda Project, a super-cool interactive mystery series for girls told on the web and in an eight-book series forthcoming from Harper Collins.
  • Edit books and articles. Right now, I’m editing the third edition of Jeffrey Zeldman’s Designing with Web Standards and John Allsopp’s Developing with Web Standards, both for New Riders / Peachpit Press, a division of Pearson.
  • Do educational work. I’m currently developing the Web Writing course for The Web Standards Project’s curriculum framework, which is intended to produce a modern web design and development program that can be adopted by colleges and universities around the world.

What’s an editorial strategist?

It’s the most accurate term I’ve been able to think of to describe what I do—which is a lot like content strategy, except that I focus more on voice and tone, editorial calendars, workflow, and content planning than the information-architecture-influenced sort of content work many web people think of when they think of content strategy.

Want to speak with me about a project?

I’m on Twitter and you can reach me at erin@blissbat.net.