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Holly A. Phillips

Holly A. Phillips is a Writer & Editor living in Austin, Texas.

She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2007 with a degree in English & Creative Writing. Since then, she has worked with clients around the globe, improving their digital presence via SEO-driven content.

Holly has provided content in several industries, such as Chat Marketing, Project Management, Public Relations, SaaS, Fitness and Wellness, Women’s Health, Dental, Interior Design, Event Planning, Higher Education, Crime Scene Cleanup, Amenities Management, and Real Estate.  

Contact Holly today to see how she can work with you to meet your business goals!

Brand Partnerships & User-Generated Content

The Bitter Lemon is home to thousands of blog posts, a weekly newsletter, books, and a podcast… it’s got something for everyone, and it just might be a perfect place to get your brand in front of thousands of readers.

Not only does Holly have a captivated audience, but her content ranks on page 1 of Google for 1,100 keywords — including those related to footwear, pop culture, and skincare.

Utilize Holly’s 15+ year background as a professional writer to share your mission, products, and services right here on the blog!

Partner with Holly for marketing campaigns, custom product reviews, blog posts, or one-off pieces of user-generated content.

For partnership opportunities, contact Holly today to get started!

Acquiring Backlinks

Acquiring strategic backlinks is a key part of a successful SEO strategy — and it’s not easy.

If your business fits into The Bitter Lemon brand, there might be a place to get a backlink with us!

Choose from current content Holly created and get a link, or work with Holly’s team to create custom content that links to your website.

If you want to acquire a backlink directly from a post Holly’s already written, you can do that here. The link will be updated within 24 business hours.

For custom content, contact Holly today!

Copywriting & Editing

A writer at heart, Holly’s most significant strength is writing, editing, and publishing copy.

Some of her previous work includes writing and editing website and landing page copy, press releases, blog posts, feature stories, annual reports, presentations, social media posts, and eBooks.

She is happy to provide ghostwriting services for an additional fee.


Holly is the creator of “Blogging for Beginners,” an adult-learning course made for anyone (even if you don’t know what a blog is). It originated at LSU but has since moved to the University of Texas at Austin, where she also teaches “Intermediate Blogging” each semester. She literally wrote (and published) the textbook on blogging!

Contact Holly for your blogging needs, including WordPress blog creation, WP theme edits, blog content calendars, blog post editing, and blog post writing. She has written more than 100 blog posts on chat and digital marketing and nearly 100 posts on project management!

Want a group lesson or an individual sit-down session? Let’s make it happen!

Search Engine Optimization

SEO is no longer a luxury – it’s vital to succeeding online. Upon moving to Austin in 2015, Holly was formally trained in white hat SEO techniques and specializes in data-driven content marketing, keyword research, and meta content. She is certified in Google Analytics and Inbound Marketing.

Email Marketing

Email is NOT dead & provides an excellent opportunity for sales. Holly has completed email marketing funnels and email content for influencers, non-profits, and B2B companies. She has experience with Salsa, Mail Chimp, and Constant Contact.

Online Reputation Management

Managing your brand online means more than just the messages you control – what are people saying about your company? Using Yelp & Google My Business, Holly stays on top of online commentary and messaging to manage your presence online.


The online arena can be challenging, even for seasoned business owners. Want to know if you’re on the right track? Need help with training? Have a desire to learn more about WordPress? SEO? Work with Holly on a contract basis to get your goals met.

Contact Holly

Whether you’re looking for a one-off project or a complete overhaul, contact Holly for a call and a quote today!

Creative Sessions

Not ready to commit to an entire project? No problem.

If you’re looking for quick help without a contract, book a Creative Session with Holly! These phone sessions are 45-minutes and focused on the topic of your choice (read more about Creative Sessions here).

Some of the previous Creative Sessions she’s hosted have covered SEO, blog themes and ideas, keyword lists, and even eBook ideas. Book a Creative Session today!