Zachary Eritz

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Technical Writer

Content Writer | Copywriter | Ghostwriter

I am a professional writer and strategist with clients ranging from ASC cinematographers to aerospace technologies. I have worked with Shane Hurlbut, ASC (Director of Photography for such films as 'Terminator Salvation', 'Need for Speed', and 'Into the Blue', among many others) as a ghostwriter and content creator for Hurlbut Academy's educational platform.

Other notable clients consist of Dick's Sporting Goods, Plastik TV, Warren Associates, and, perhaps most fruitful (forgive the pun), the back of bottle for Esfuerzo Wines.

I am a results-oriented copywriter/content strategist and begin every project by listening to the needs of my clients as well as conducting consumer analyses reports to determine most successful phrases and terminology for the most effective SEO. After my initial research into the market, I research my clients' competitors to weigh strengths and weaknesses. From there, I sketch out drafts of copy with comparable materials to ensure the best results. Finally, I dial the draft into its ultimate form for publishing.

As a blog and article writer, I bring my extensive experience from years of both creative and informative writing. With these combined skills, I am able to create compelling and succinct work that is pleasing to consumers without appearing daunting or insurmountable.

On top of all the above, I also produce and edit media in the form of documentary and educational content.
Categories
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Ebook, Product Description, Case Study, Buyers Guide, Press Release, Direct Mail, Email Newsletter, Presentation, Explainer Video, Commercial, Narrative Video, News Video, General Video, Documentary
More Information
The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor's of Arts, English
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Institute, Associates (Film Studies)
Pittsburgh, PA, USA|Languages
Publications
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Entertainment, Product & Service Reviews

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soda.com
Article
Xbox Game Pass review

I review Xbox's digital gaming service which bundles popular games with Xbox Live Gold, while dissecting its essential features. Xbox users aren't going to want to miss this one.

December 10th, 2019
soda.com
Article
Google Stadia review

With the release of Google Stadia, I explore where it succeeds and, most importantly, where it still needs some work.

December 10th, 2019
soda.com
Article
Apple Arcade review

In this article I take a deep dive into Apple's new Arcade gaming service and how it has taken the Apple universe by storm with its impressive game selection and compatibility with all your favorite Apple devices.

December 10th, 2019
soda.com
Article
Apple Arcade vs. Google Stadia
December 2nd, 2019
soda.com
Article
Spotify Free vs. Premium

As the most popular music streaming service in the world, I review Spotify's free and premium services.

December 11th, 2019
soda.com
Article
Cable TV vs. streaming
December 2nd, 2019
soda.com
Article
Pandora Plus vs. Premium
December 2nd, 2019
soda.com
Article
Cloud gaming vs. console gaming
December 2nd, 2019
soda.com
Article
Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Prime Music

In this article I discuss Amazon's streaming services and review Amazon Prime Music versus Amazon Music Unlimited.

December 10th, 2019

Content Marketing & Digital Advertising

10
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Studio Build – How to Rig Your Camera
May 9th, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Shoulder Mount – How to Rig Your Camera Series
July 11th, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
RIG YOUR CAMERA FOR HANDHELD
April 9th, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
RED Monstro Test: Xeen Lens vs. Canon Lens
April 17th, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Xeen Skin Tone – Red Monstro Test
June 27th, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
MōVI Tips & Tools – Applying a Filter
August 15th, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
A New Age with FreeFly: Move with the MōVI Pro
November 2nd, 2016
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
XEEN Prime Lens Test: 14mm & 35mm
February 24th, 2016
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Xeen 16MM Lens Overview
July 19th, 2017
floresfamilyvineyards.com
Website Copy
floresfamvineyards

Not only have I written the back-of-bottle for Esfuerzo but I produced an award-winning documentary about the Flores family and their grape pickers. For their website, we captured the family behind the vine as well as their delicious wines!

Articles, News & Education

10
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Top 5 Apps Every Film Producer Needs
August 8th, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
TV Script – How to Write Like a PRO!
August 29th, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
How To Make a Call Sheet
March 12th, 2019
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Budget Breakdowns – Tough Questions to Ask Yourself
October 10th, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Screenwriting Software – Which is Best for You?
April 23rd, 2018
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Documentary Filmmaking – 5 Rules for Success!
April 12th, 2019
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Pitching your Documentary – ESFUERZO
April 6th, 2019
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
SCREENWRITING: WORKING WITH DIRECTORS
February 6th, 2019
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Navigating Producers for Screenwriting
February 20th, 2019
hurlbutacademy.com
Blog Post
Best Online Resources for Screenwriters
January 23rd, 2019

LIT|TIPS Educational YouTube Channel

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youtube.com
Video
Irony & Revolution in Persepolis

Just saying Iran has had a complicated history with the West would be the understatement of the century. Comprised of a civilization with deep-seated roots in its region along with its unique Persian culture, Iran has outlasted Alexander, the Hellenistic Period, and countless regime changes. What is it that has held its people together for so long? Now, toss in the 1979 Islamic Revolution and circumstances become even more perplexing. Is it fair to suggest Iran hates the West? And if so, why? Hopefully today's episode will help answer a few of these questions.

October 31st, 2019
youtube.com
Video
Apathy & Social Angst in Watchmen

Alan Moore's 'Watchmen' comics have turned the superhero genre on its head. Once a commentary on the Cold War and living with nuclear super powers, the Watchmen can now serve as a cautionary tale for what apathy and social angst can do to a civilization and the class designed to keep them safe.

October 18th, 2019
youtube.com
Video
The Duke & King in Huckleberry Finn

'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is considered by many in the running for Great American Novel, as it satirizes many of the wrongs of the Antebellum South. However, it is the conmen known as the Duke and the King, and their antics, that exploits societal hypocrisies in a way that is somewhat attractive and also rather revealing.

October 7th, 2019

Story & Production

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vimeo.com
Documentary
"Esfuerzo" Teaser

A grape master has cared for his vineyards with unflinching dedication for 35 years. As his grandson takes the reins, he's trapped between tradition and innovation, while establishing his voice in winemaking and honoring his Mexican roots. Winner of Best Picture at the Oceanside International Film Festival, this documentary appeared in the Napa Valley International Film Festival, Portland Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, New York Web Fest, and Enfoque, while also appearing at the Cannes Short Film Corner. The film was also spotlighted on Univision. www.esfuerzodocumentary.com

January 18th, 2019
youtube.com
Commercial
Reaction Nutrition

Get motivated! Get inspired! A product for every athlete. #RECOR, enforce evolution! I wrote this commercial a few years ago for a Pittsburgh-based nutritional company. The commercial was also produced by my production company.

December 29th, 2014
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