Erin O'Neil

Writer, Editor, Journalist, Copywriter, Content Manager

United States

Over seven years of professional content writing, digital media and editing experience working across all mediums, from communications, copywriting and white papers to journalism and lifestyle pieces. I've created content for a variety of companies on a variety of subjects, including: News, finance, business, marketing, copywriting and editing for various types of products and businesses, infographics and lifestyle pieces.

My copywriting and editing experience includes business to business, business to consumer, email marketing, digital marketing, social media and social media marketing, product descriptions, SEO, white papers, mission statements. I have a penchant for analytics and enjoy content strategy.

Click on the subject categories below to find the clips that interest you; feel free to contact me for more information.

The Balance
Why Your Checking Account May Affect Your Credit Report

Consumers sometimes wonder if their checking account history affects their credit report, or, conversely, if banks require a credit report to open a checking account. Some online banks have started to implement the practice, but it's not very common.

The Balance
The 15 Biggest Banks in America

The term "big four" within the banking industry refers to the four largest banks in the United States: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citibank (Citigroup Inc.). These institutions serve the majority of personal and business account holders in the U.S.

The Balance
Learn About 5 Different Accounts Your Bank Offers

Different types of bank accounts serve different needs. It's wise to put money into the best account type for your financial goals so you get access to the right tools for spending and saving. Doing so allows you to maximize the return from your bank, minimize fees, and manage your money conveniently.

The Balance
Federal Government Employees: Best Credit Unions

Credit unions offer great options for your banking needs, especially if you currently work for the government or have done so in the past. Typically smaller than big banks, government employee credit unions regularly offer excellent customer service, lower interest rates on loans, lower bank fees, and higher interest rates on checking and savings accounts.


WAVE 3 News
Paperwork filed to remove Castleman statue from Cherokee Triangle

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The city of Louisville has filed paperwork to remove the John B. Castleman statue from the Cherokee Triangle, Mayor Greg Fischer announced on Thursday. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required when any exterior feature or structure is modified in a Local Landmark District (like the Cherokee Triangle Preservation District).

WAVE 3 News
Stabbing, country cabin, car crash lead Meade Co. Police to teen kidnapper

VINE GROVE, KY (WAVE) - Meade County Police uncovered a tangled web of crime when they responded to a call of a stabbing on Thursday morning. Police went to investigate a reported stabbing on Four Chaplins Lane at 9:40 a.m. They found a 17-year-old girl who had been stabbed in the hand. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.

WAVE 3 News
Proposed cuts to Louisville Metro 'would be devastating'

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Mayor Greg Fischer said the state pension crisis could force him to lay off 317 government employees while slashing $65 million from the city budget. Every agency of Metro Government would be affected by the cuts, which would begin in 2019 and run through 2023.

WAVE 3 News
McConnell: Kavanaugh 'stunningly and totally qualified'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks to the Senate today regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The remarks came hours after Senate Republicans said the FBI appeared to have conducted a thorough investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh.

WAVE 3 News
Police shut down Clark Memorial after vessel runs into bridge

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police shut down the Clark Memorial Bridge after a vessel pushing 15 coal barges ran into the bridge Tuesday night. Viewers told WAVE 3 News the incident happened around 8:30 p.m., toward the Indiana side of the bridge.

WAVE 3 News
DOJ to Louisville: Comply with immigration policy or face cuts in funding

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department sent a letter threatening 23 sanctuary cities -- one of which is Louisville -- with subpoenas if they fail to provide documents proving local law enforcement is sharing information with federal immigration authorities.

WAVE 3 News
Police: Drunk man mounts horse at Churchill Downs, rides to track entrance

NOTE: This clip is included because it went viral. LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police say an intoxicated man snuck into a restricted area of Churchill Downs, mounted a horse and rode it to the track entrance during the Breeders' Cup event Saturday. The man, identified as Michael Wells-Rody, 24, was "manifestly under the influence of alcoholic beverages," the police report says, when he gained unauthorized access to a restricted area of Churchill Downs around 4:00 p.m.


Product Description: Luxury / Antique Jewelry

This romantic early-twentieth century Edwardian pendant sizzles with a deep purple Siberian amethyst set in 10k rosy yellow gold, surrounded with twinkling rose-cut amethysts and lustrous seed pearls set in tiny gold leaves. Anchored with a dangling natural baroque pearl drop. Classic Art Nouveau whiplash motifs combine with delicate Edwardian craftsmanship to create a truly rapturous lavaliere necklace. An elegant, easy-to-wear treasure. Measures 1.4" at widest point east to west, 2" north...

Leading Financial Services Firm
House of Cards: Navigating Increased Consumer Demand

A white paper for a leading financial services firm (financial marketing) detailing the increase of consumer card usage, how to serve those consumers, and ways to capture potential revenue.

The Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV
The Palms Casino Resort: Vegas, baby!

This joint's got it all: Plush, top-ranked guestrooms, celeb sightings, chic bars, live concerts, nightclubs, high roller gaming, opulent pools...well, you get the picture. Not familiar with all the awesomeness of The Palms? No worries, we'll fill you in. Digs: Escape inside the Palms' Luxury Fantasy Tower for three days and two nights in a Superior Guestroom. The high-style pad features private Jacuzzi baths, VIP amenities, Wi-Fi, an in-room Bose sound system, pillow-top Serta...

Product Description: Luxury / Antique Jewelry

This antique Victorian ring features a regal color combination of rich 14k yellow gold, with a rectangular red carnelian stone surrounded by natural seed pearls. The band has Etruscan revival style hand-etching details. A stunning and unique piece. Circa mid to late 1800s, hallmarked 14k gold. Size 6.

Young Old Louisvillians Organization
Mission Statement

Young Old Louisvillians Organization (YOLO) is a community organization in Louisville, Kentucky, for young professionals. The group needed a clear mission statement for web and social branding.

Product Description: Luxury / Antique Jewelry

An antique 10k gold mesh bracelet from the late Victorian era. Features a dimensional 10k tri gold medallion in the center with a deer, flowers, and leaves in yellow gold, rose gold, green gold and white gold. The rose gold medallion is hinged and also functions as the clasp by opening, placing the mesh end inside, and closing to secure. Hallmarked inside with "Patented July 1884." 10k yellow gold mesh, 10k gold central medallion with some gold filled elements on the clasp. The body of the...

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York, NY
Nuyorican Poets Cafe

In the words of legendary American poet Allen Ginsberg, “The Cafe is the most integrated place on the planet.” The cafe is the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the gig is the Friday Night Poetry Slam and the place is the Lower East Side. Nuyorican hosted the first ever (that’s right, ever) poetry slam in NYC in 1989, and has been popular with local poets, New Yorkers and literary folk ever since.

Spotify Promo

Before it was mandatory for music lovers, Spotify was just starting out in the United States as a music streaming platform. This digital marketing promo was to showcase the new service and its features to users in the United States.

Social: Facebook Event, North Lime Donuts

North Lime Old Louisville wanted to publicize their opening day with a community social and event. The event drew over 1,000 responses (which for the market is a large number) and had a huge turnout. Copy: 🍩 D-DAY has arrived! North Lime Donuts’ first Louisville location opens Friday in Old Louisville. Stop by & welcome these lovely people and their freshly baked donuts to Louisville. North Lime is a cult favorite in Lexington, and now they’ll be serving up donuts of culinary...

The Living Room Series, Young Old Louisvillians Organization
Social: Facebook Event Ad Copy

A Facebook event to publicize a concert of local bands held on Oaks Day, the day before the Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was so successful that it was featured in the local alternative newspaper.

SEO / Google Ads Copy: The Refined Ruffian

SEO / Google Ad: An ad for vintage jewelry store The Refined Ruffian, with targeted SEO keywords, for a 2018 holiday campaign. The ad successfully increased sales for the business. Copy: Vintage & Antique Jewelry | Jewelry with a past. Vintage and antique jewelry from 1850 to 1940. One-of-a-kind vintage jewelry. Carefully curated · Fast, secure shipping · 5-star customer reviews · Boutique shop Types: Victorian jewelry, Art Nouveau jewelry, Art Deco jewelry

Business and Finance

WAVE 3 News
Study: Waterfront Park delivers $40 million yearly in economic impact

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Waterfront Park generates an economic impact of more than $40 million annually in downtown Louisville and beyond, a study released on Thursday said. The study, conducted by IQS Research, compiled survey data from more than 1.500 visitors to Waterfront Park. Participants were asked 31 questions by trained data-collectors.

Wise Bread
5 Stocks to Buy If You Love the Earth

Socially responsible investing (SRI) isn't a new concept, but it's an increasingly popular one in a world focused more on sustainability. The "green" subsection of SRI is environmentally-conscious investing, geared towards investment in companies that promote environmental stewardship. Think clean energy, sustainable resources, infrastructure, waste management, even consulting services.

Harland Clarke
Generation Why: Answering the Call for Financial Literacy

They’re the largest demographic since the baby boomers, estimated to be three times as large as Generation X. By 2025, the income of Generation Y —also known as millennials— will account for almost half of personal income, exceeding all other demographics in purchasing power. Generation Y is a crucial demographic for the ongoing success of financial institutions – and the most challenging to pin down.

What Your Favorite TV Homes are Worth

Just in time for fall premieres, here's a look at how much your favorite characters' TV homes are worth. To get the information, we used best available information on the character's home - either through what's been established on the show or we looked at the exact house used in the show. Then we applied current real estate data to those homes in the markets from the show. We hope you enjoy it.

Wise Bread
Women and Savings: What to Do at Your Life Stage

The recession has pushed almost all of us, regardless of age, a decade behind in building personal wealth. Don't beat yourself up if you're in your 20s and haven't paid off student loans, or in your late 30s or early 40s and still paying off debt or saving up for a down payment.

Wise Bread
6 Ways to Vet an IPO Before You Buy

In the aftermath of the Facebook initial public offering (IPO), the web has experienced a deluge of answers to the question "What went wrong?" What happens when one of the most hyped tech IPOs in recent history doesn't rise to meet investor expectations? For months I've been advising family and friends against buying Facebook.

Wise Bread
After Your Wedding, Say Yes to Selling the Dress

As peak wedding season winds down, newlyweds may get a harsh reality check in the aftermath of their nuptials - the bill. Selling your dress can help recoup some of the costs from your wedding. It's a growing trend among frugal brides who plan and pay for the ceremony.

Wise Bread
5 Killer Free Investment Tools

If there's one thing Main Street has in common with Wall Street, it's a common dislike for one of the most hated words in the finance industry - fees. And you can avoid them by employing one of the financial lexicon's favorite words - free.

Wise Bread
What Is the Fiscal Cliff?

If you've been surfing the web lately, you've probably seen the phrase "fiscal cliff" thrown around on finance, business, and political sites. The fiscal cliff refers to a series of fiscal policy changes set to take place at the end of 2012.

Wise Bread
Women's Saving and Investing: Is Your Money "Girl Money?"

When I lived in New York and made less than a public school teacher in Idaho, one of my guy friends would often offer to pay for lunch since, as he jokingly put it, I only had "girl money." It was the first time I'd heard the term, but I never forgot it.

Wise Bread
5 Money Lessons From Millionaires

There's an aura of intrigue about people with money. Millionaires seem above and beyond the normal problems of electric bills, consumer debt, and budgeting. But are they really? While the jet set lifestyle may conjure up images of chartered planes, multiple residences, and a lot of Hermes, the people who afford these luxuries work just as hard to keep their money as they (or a family member) did to earn it.

Lifestyle / Beauty

Children & Nature Network
The Impact of Green Spaces on Cardiovascular Health

Researchers at the University of Louisville in Kentucky will study how air pollution affects cardiovascular health. The study will look at heart-health among residents in neighborhoods with varying access to green space. Study researchers have received multimillion-dollar grants from The Nature Cons

Bikini (dot) com (under former management)
Beauty and the Beach

A trip to the beach seems like a pretty carefree excursion: warm, sunny weather, a golden tan, fresh sea air, plus a big blue ocean where you can cool off when things get hot. But there are dangers lurking where you least expect them. Here are some tips for staying healthy when staying seaside.


Wise Bread
I'm Eating What? 12 Gross Things in Your Food

You are what you eat. Vitamins, minerals, protein, fat... and you might also be eating bugs, clones, breast implants, and viruses. If you want to avoid the last half of that list, it's time to learn about all the gross stuff you're eating - and how to avoid it in the future.

Wise Bread
End Potato Prejudice: 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Potatoes

It's easy to forget the health benefits of the potato. The humble tuber has acquired a bad rap over the past decade, and it's high time for a tater comeback. What was once a beloved vegetable - a staple of family dinners, practically required at holiday meals, and even turned into a series of adorable children's toys - suddenly became the black sheep of the vegetable arena.