Hi. I’m Esther.

I’m a writer, editor, fact-checker and storyteller, and I’m here to help.


Medill MSJ ’13. I’ve been reporting and writing profiles, enterprise stories and features about creativity and culture since 2015.


Once a copy chief, always a copy chief. I can fix your story and ensure it’s all in order six ways to Sunday.


I’m always writing a novel or three. When it’s not prose, it’s comics or music or sculpture or collage. Ask me about my accordion.

Esther Bergdahl

Brooklyn-based, Chicago-facing, online always. For hire.

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