The Team

Abbey Ryan-Elder

Abbey Ryan-Elder
Abbey Ryan-Elder

Abigail is an avid writer, determined traveler, incessant artists, and curious adventurer. She’ll try practically anything once, including eating shark, visiting foreign countries, jumping out of airplanes, hiking after midnight, and starting new businesses. Many of these she’ll do more than once, some she wouldn’t recommend doing at all, but that’s the fun of it, see? She completed her double major BA degree in two years, with a focus in Project Management and Human Resource Management with a Psychology minor. She graduated with honors from Liberty University in 2017. Currently, she lives somewhere in America with her new husband, working somewhere, for now, coming up with ideas for what to do later.

Zoe Freeman

The TeamZoe is a professional web writer with more than five years of experience in the field. She studied English literature and Shakespeare at Southern Utah University and currently works full time as a lead writer/editor for multiple websites and company knowledge bases. She does freelance writing as a growing side business. Her main platform of work is focused on the topics of health and wellness, but she has also written for blogs and online retail catalogs. In her extra time, Zoe runs a personal editing service for other freelance and self-publishing authors.



Emilyn Gil

The TeamEmilyn is a student at Utah Valley University and working as a professional copywriter and researcher. She has won several awards for her writing, including the Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key, and was featured in the Kolob Canyon Review in Cedar City. Aside from the written word, her other passions include learning new things, performing in musical theater, and playing piano, guitar, and ukulele. Some of her favorite pastimes are baking, napping, and hanging out with family. She has traveled to Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, and Canada, and currently resides in Lindon, Utah with her husband Jorge.

Jenna Barrington 

The TeamJenna is a writer, entrepreneur and the CEO of The Hired Pen. She has been working as a freelance writer and blog manager for many years. Jenna has a degree in Nutritional Health Counseling and extensive training as a copywriter and in search engine optimization. She has always had a passion for writing and loves to create space for people to express their passions, inner thoughts, and voices through the written word. Jenna is dedicated to providing audiences around the world with high-quality content that is research-based, well thought out and designed to create a positive impact. When she is not writing, Jenna loves spending time with her daughter and their golden retriever exploring the outdoors, eating at Asian restaurants, doing martial arts, or drinking milkshakes while watching comedies.

Jill Smart

The TeamJill spent the first decade of her nursing career helping to heal through surgical nursing. Now you will find her working in Regenerative medicine helping patients heal holistically. Jill is the creator of Balance Your Hormones Naturally, a program where optimal health is viewed from a whole body in balance perspective. She collaborates with Doctor Darryl Bates to provide personalized care to his growing practice. In her spare time you will find her creating her “Fillies On Fire” podcast along with providing intuitive lifestyle coaching. She enjoys writing, reading angel/oracle cards, spending time with her family and enjoying life to the fullest!

Brandon Prows

The TeamBrandon is a professional copywriter and aspiring novelist. He writes for The Hired Pen and is adept in research. In his free time, he enjoys writing reviews for films, TV shows, and video games. He is also a musician and plays guitar for several musical groups.



Hana Ames

The TeamHana is a student of English in the United Kingdom. Our first British writer, Hana likes to think of Seattle as her second home. She’s been copywriting since 2018. Hana runs her own business when she’s not working in pharmaceutical logistics or studying. In her free time Hana loves hanging out with her ginger and white cat and cooking healthy and nutritious meals for all her friends.






Sara Wylie

The TeamSara has worked as a professional editor for an online health & wellness company since 2015. She also writes content for other online businesses ranging from holistic health to pet care to mindset guidance. Her main interests include manifesting and living your best life, caring for all living things, thriving in your passion zone, and inspiring others through the power of words. She has attended two separate college universities for English and music and is continuously working to further her education. Beyond editing and writing, she also enjoys traveling, concert chasing, hiking with her dog, reading, dancing to her favorite music, and stargazing at 4 am.