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nDash Writer Profile for Erik Mathes


Content Marketing & SEO Expert | Food & Travel Writer & Editor | Copywriter | Strategist

About Me

I'm a freelance SEO content creator and copywriter with extensive experience in food & drink, travel, lifestyle, and tech. I've done content marketing and SEO for a wide range of top companies, including BuzzFeed, Amazon, AWAY, MasterCard, Vitamix, and many more. 

I'm a classically trained chef who used to cook for a pro athlete, and my wife and I run a boutique wedding and event photography company called You Look Lovely, where I manage content and SEO. 

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness





My Writing Samples

Vitamix Articles

My author page for the Vitamix blog, consisting of 25 articles about food & drink, restaurants, chefs, culinary trends, mixology, and more.


BuzzFeed Articles

My author page at BuzzFeed, with food-centric articles and review posts.


The Daily Meal Articles

My author page on The Daily Meal, consisting of 40 articles all about food & drink, culinary travel, restaurants, fine dining, chefs, and all things food.


The Ultimate Guide to Repricing on Amazon

A lengthy eBook I wrote for Informed.co, a SaaS for Amazon sellers that handles strategic price management.


My Full Writing Portfolio

Links to more than 300 articles for dozens of publications and companies.



Freelance Copywriter

Wrote over 2,000 daily deal descriptions for what was Groupon's top competitor.

Company: LivingSocial

I worked there from 8/2011 until 10/2012

Freelance Copywriter

Copywriting for AmazonLocal deals.

Company: Amazon

I worked there from 10/2011 until 10/2012

Co-Founder, CMO, and Photographer

A fine art wedding and event photography company run by me and my wife. I handle SEO and content marketing in addition to being the second photographer.

Company: You Look Lovely

I worked there from 1/2013 until now

Content Creator

Original articles, recipes, and product reviews.

Company: BuzzFeed

I worked there from 9/2013 until now

Special Contributor

Freelance writer for one of the world's most popular food sites covering culinary travel, restaurants, trends, and luxury dining. Penned 40 original articles leveraging my backround as a trained chef and restaurant professional.

Company: The Daily Meal

I worked there from 9/2013 until 11/2015

Writing Instructor

Taught an in-person class on freelance food writing at Mediabistro HQ in NYC.

Company: Mediabistro

I worked there from 3/2014 until 3/2016

Content Marketing Manager

Managed the blog for this niche SaaS company from ideation and SEO strategy to writing and optimizing posts for on-page and technical SEO. All content was heavily researched, including case studies, articles, and eBooks, and was highly successful in organic search, with over 45% or targeted keywords ranking in the top 3 positions in Google.

Company: Informed.co (Appeagle)

I worked there from 3/2016 until 7/2018

Content Developer

Created SEO articles geared toward chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, and food industry professionals for the high-end blender company's blog.

Company: Vitamix

I worked there from 4/2016 until 8/2017

SEO Copywriter

I create search engine optimized copy for MasterCard's boutique experience site, priceless.com.

Company: MasterCard

I worked there from 10/2017 until now

SEO & Content Marketing Consultant

Created SEO optimized product marketing articles for the popular luggage startup.

Company: AWAY

I worked there from 8/2018 until 1/2019

Content Creator

I write blog posts geared toward marketing and publishing professionals about strategy, tactics, and best practices in video, social media, voiceover, content marketing, and more.

Company: Wibbitz

I worked there from 9/2018 until now

Content I Write