Erin RodewaldFreelance writer and author of Writing for the Public Square blog

Erin Rodewald is a freelance writer, communications strategist and researcher. Her topics include civil society, community engagement, international religious freedom, foreign policy, and American politics.

As a freelance writer, Erin’s articles have been published in a variety of online and print outlets. These include The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture; RealClearPolicy, Washington Times, Christian Post, Providence Journal and Conejo Valley Lifestyle Magazine.

While serving as digital editor for 21Wilberforce, Erin co-authored The 20th Anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act: A Retrospective.

Seasoned Communications Professional

In her role as communications consultant, Erin’s specialty is crafting client messaging that both captivates and compels action. A wordsmith at heart, Erin knows the right turn of phrase can change hearts and minds, and her work has resulted in greater visibility, better understanding, and measurable outcomes for her clients.

Erin has worked closely with influencers of all stripes — from politicians, military officers, academics, and authors, to entertainers, sports figures, media personalities, and business leaders. Drawing from these relationships, Erin’s current work-in-progress explores the matter of trust in the public square.

Juggler and Wearer of Many Hats

In addition to her writing, Erin’s professional journey includes roles as press secretary, researcher, and copy editor. She helped orchestrate the 100th birthday celebration of a U.S. president. Other career highlights include working in command central at the Olympics, chauffeuring dignitaries, escorting members of Congress, and advancing for a presidential candidate.

Married for 30 years, Erin and her husband David recently relocated from Los Angeles to Northern Virginia. They own and operate a boutique public relations firm that services high tech clients around the globe.  Together, they also have raised two exceptional daughters, traveled widely, lived as expats briefly, and served their local communities gratefully.  Erin holds a Masters of Public Policy from Pepperdine University. You can follow her on Twitter at @EDRodewald.