I’m a professional writer and editor specializing in arts editorial, advertising, copywriting, and social media. I’ve worked in this capacity for well over a decade: as a staff writer and editor at The Stranger and The Portland Mercury; as head writer and editor for 5 Every Day and KPCC’s 5 Every Week; as a contributor to Vice, The Talkhouse, Impose Magazine and The Quietus; as a copywriter for Ace Hotel, Sub Pop Records, yU+co, and Knowable. An adept researcher and architect of innovative content for a wide variety of productions, clients and products.

Professional, creative, and flexible.


Featured client:

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Words for sale.

You’ve got the vision. You’ve got the gumption. You’ve got a habit of overthinking things. Don’t let the words get in the way.

Copywriting and Editing

Retail narratives, brand copy, press releases, marketing decks, practical magic.

Brand Development

Voice, vision, naming names

Social Media Management

Engagement, content creation, SEO, analytics, direct and paid marketing

Featured client:

5 Every Day

Zac has an intuitive sense of tone, and is able to quickly understand how best to communicate the values of a brand without ever coming off as inauthentic. He’s the best writer I’ve ever worked with, a secret weapon that would be an asset to any creative or editorial team.

Claire L. EvansEditor-in-Chief, 5 Every Day/Author of "Broad Band"

Featured client:

The Creative Technology Research Librarian

Zac's writing and insights are sharp, thoughtful and considered, his tasks are always completed with the highest attention to detail and delivered with a speedy turn around. Highly recommend!

Prudence Rees-LeeProduct Manager, yU+co

Featured client:

Radiant Human

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