Hello! My name is Kristen Koester-Smith, and I’m a freelance copywriter, web content writer, and holistic SEO specialist. I’m originally from the USA, however, I work remotely around the world! Please, feel free to reach out with any questions or enquires, wherever you’re asking from.
My vision as a writer and holistic SEO specialist is to create content that adds value to readers’ lives, connects brands of integrity to their customers, and elevates society through education, entertainment, or enlightenment. In a world where millions of voices vie for people’s attention, I want to be speaking necessary, kind Truth. I believe as citizens of the world, it is our responsibility to invest our time in working for companies that align with our values. This is why I only work with brands that spread positive messages, make or provide products/services that are environmentally sustainable, and contribute to the betterment of the world.
I have 10 years of experience writing at the professional level. I have written content for magazines, newspapers, online journals, literary journals, curriculum, websites, blogs, marketing campaigns, branding campaigns, and social media. In recent years, I have recognized the importance of SEO for web content and created holistic strategies to guarantee that my client’s content ranks in web searches. For more information about my previous projects, check out my portfolio.
I hold BA degrees in English Creative Writing and journalism from the University of Idaho, a school often referred to as ‘the Ivy League of the West.’ During my time at university, I wrote for Vandal Athletics Marketing and The Argonaut (school newspaper) and served on the English Curriculum Committee. Last year, I received a certificate in SEO Copywriting from SEO powerhouse Yoast.
I believe that life is best lived in pursuit of new knowledge which is why I also have certificates in:
- Teaching Yoga (500 hours total)
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- Reiki Levels I and II
- Mindfulness Practices
All of these things contribute to who I am and my writing in their own special ways.
Other than writing copy, I also write stories, poems, and spoken word. I believe a lot of healing and life comes from discussing shared human experiences. I’ve been published in the Sand Hill Review, Typehouse, and