Erika Rasso - Director of Development & Production

Erika Rasso holds a B.A. in English and marketing, and an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has worked as a writing consultant, an editor for literary and academic journals, an assistant to film producers, and most recently, an executive coordinator at The CW Network. When she’s not writing or editing, Erika spends her time reading (big surprise) and trying to get her money’s worth from her AMC A-List subscription.

Has been part of the team since: September 2015

I believe in this principle, even though it isn’t always the popular opinion: Even though I love grammar and the strategic ways it is used to convey ideas, I don’t believe that your writing has to be mechanically perfect to be exceptional. If we look back on Nathaniel Hawthorne and James Joyce, their works are filled with run on sentences and misused punctuation, and they are still regarded as literary masters! Besides, grammar is always evolving. A mistake you’ve made in one article may no longer be a mistake a month or two later.

Specialties & Interests: Email & Newsletters, Scriptwriting, Arts & Entertainment, Writing about Writing, Business, Food & Drink, Learning

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Most Read Book: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Story to Tell: When I was in Paris with my parents, we were taking a bike tour and I was lagging behind. We were crossing a busy street and a bus turned the corner and hit me! I was completely okay, the bus was going really slow, but I was very mad that the bus didn’t wait for me!