Erika Lazarte is a copywriter living in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, cat, and dog. She started her career in journalism, earned her master’s degree in nonfiction writing, and shifted to marketing copy more than 10 years ago. Her experience ranges from writing marketing emails to website copy, direct mailings, conference materials, social media copy, blogs, flyers, and more. She’s written for technology, wellness, and higher education brands including AOL, Verizon Media, Yahoo Mail, Strayer University, and Capella University. She loves spending time with family, reading books, watching movies, and exploring the outdoors.