Lauren C. Johnson

Writer | dIGITAL CONTENT strategist

Lauren c.

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I’m a San Francisco-based writer, editor, and content strategist with expertise crafting narrative stories for media, nonprofit, government, and tech clients.  

I’ve led and contributed to multimedia projects on environmental justice, human rights, and consumer financial protection. I’m a lifelong learner (and nerd extraordinaire) and thrive when my work involves research, data, and interviews. As both a fiction writer and a journalist, I’m always hunting for stories.

I have an academic background in print and multimedia journalism and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. Above all, I value collaboration, curiosity, kindness, and imagination.



  • Identifying the seeds of great stories is my favorite part of the editorial workflow. From Google Design’s UX for the Next Billion Users article collection to Ask CFPB, I create content and drive engagement on high-profile, public-facing websites and their channels. 

  • I’m passionate about maintaining consistent Voice and Tone across platforms and have a track record of creating and enforcing editorial style guidelines for various teams.

  • Wagtail, Wordpress, Drupal, Django, and SquareSpace CMS systems are familiar friends. 

  • Crafting clear and snappy copy for menus, buttons, and various content taxonomies is a creative challenge I'll take up any day.

  • My experience spans continents, cultures, and languages. In Ecuador, I worked with the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, one of the largest indigenous organizations in Latin America. I collaborated with the CONAIE Communications Director to develop online communications strategies and produce website and social media content.

  • I have an eye for detail and the discipline it takes to meet deadlines.

  • As a fiction and creative nonfiction writer, I'm always absorbing my surroundings and asking questions. I love understanding why people make the decisions they do.




American university, washington D.C.

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Graduated May 2017



B.S. Print and Multimedia Journalism
Graduated May 2007



Creative writing summer program
May-June 2016


Merit recipient, college of arts and sciences at american university
bread loaf environmental writers' conference


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