Learn the history behind our creative marketing agency

and why it pays to have a nerd managing your

content marketing and web design needs!

What’s a Word Nerd Anyway?

Established in 2018, Word Nerd began as a single-person creative marketing agency focused solely on copywriting, proofreading, and editing. Spearheaded by Carly Severino — a renowned “word nerd” by all of her present and former colleagues — what started as a simple freelancing gig has rapidly expanded to encompass additional marketing and web design services. In 2020, Lauren Martin joined the Word Nerd team as co-founder, bringing with her a wealth of experience in digital marketing and web design.

By combining Carly’s hawk-like attention to detail and unparalleled writing skill with Lauren’s intimate knowledge of web design and development, Word Nerd prides itself on obsessing over every element of our clients’ marketing and design needs. Put simply: We are nerds with a passion for bettering business performance!

Why Choose Word Nerd?

Creative marketing agencies are a dime a dozen, right? Wrong! While other marketing agencies tend to over-promise and under-deliver, Word Nerd is committed to up-front, honest communication with every client. We set realistic expectations while doing everything in our power (and within your budget) to deliver tangible results. By taking a deeply personalized approach and aligning our strategies with your business objectives, we are confident in our ability to increase brand awareness, conversions, and sales for your company. Don’t take our word for it — take a look at what some of our clients have to say:

“I have loved every minute working with Word Nerd. I felt like they really took the time to understand my brand and represented it extremely well. They were transparent, easy to work with and everything was always done on time. Worth every penny!!”

Shannon Bahrke
Team Empower Hour

“Carly is a talented writer and social media expert, she has successfully grown several of my accounts and understands what it takes to gain new followers and keep them engaged. She has a depth of knowledge of all platforms, and is skilled at writing copy, use of hashtags, analyzing stats, ads, and so much more! She is extremely pleasant to work with, quick to respond, and always stays on top of tasks. A true pro!”

Kari Moe-Hoffmann
Spigot Design

“Our non-profit foundation, the Live Like Sam Foundation, based in Park City Utah has been a client of Word Nerd for the last two years. We initially hired Word Nerd to do some basic social media while trying to handle most of our other tasks in-house. It quickly became apparent, that they are geniuses at increasing social media impact, reach, and efficiency, but also have deep expertise in many other areas.

After the first six months of working with Word Nerd, we quickly shifted the vast majority of our creative, public relations, press releases, blogs and other creative copy to their masterful team. We would recommend Word Nerd to any organization that is looking to quickly and powerfully shift their relationship with the way they communicate with their clients, prospects, partners and the outside world. Word Nerd is simply world class!”

Ron Jackenthal
Live Like Sam Foundation

At Signature W Studios, we are a small team of digital marketers and we rely heavily on third parties or other contractors to help us get the job done for our clients. Before we met the Word Nerd team and Carly, we were looking for a reliable source for content. Once we started using the Word Nerd team and the resources that Carly has, our content need have been met, they’ve been reliable, consistent, and the quality is outstanding. I can’t recommend them enough and I highly encourage anyone who needs content or who needs to outsource their content to a third party, definitely look at word nerd for all of your content needs.

Bill Reinhart
Signature W Studios

Hello, I’m

Carly Severino

Co-Founder and President

creative marketing agency owner

In a sea of mediocre content, a brave tone can be a big differentiator.

Ann Handley

What I do



Carefully researched, keyword-rich content designed to increase traffic and organic search ranking.



Custom-curated content that resonates with your target audience and keeps your brand top-of-mind.


Quality Control

Proofreading and editing services that catch errors and inconsistencies before your customers do.

Carly has devoted her entire professional (and most of her personal) life to the written word. Whether it be digital advertising copy, blogging, social media posting, or direct mail, there’s no writing task too difficult for this Word Nerd to handle. Carly understands that in order to be a great writer you need to be a great listener, which is why her clients rarely seek revisions to her work. By taking the time to understand how her clients speak about their businesses, she gets to the heart of their messaging needs with ease. Not only does she ensure the highest degree of accuracy, but Carly prioritizes creativity and originality to deliver truly custom content that’s unique to your business.

Professional Highlights




Percentage of writing projects completed by Carly without edit requests since 2018



Average follower growth for social media clients managed by Carly since 2018


Average donations earned in one day of digital fundraising for nonprofit clients


Recipient of the Excellence in Writing Arts Award

Hello, I’m

Lauren Martin

Co-Founder and Senior Vice President

creative marketing agency co-founder

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs

What I do


Graphic Design

Personalized graphic design services that improve brand recall and recognition among target demographics.


Web Design

Custom-curated web design services that enhance brand identity, traffic, and conversions for improved business performance.


Social Media

Organic and paid social media marketing services that increase reach, engagement, and conversions with target consumers.

Lauren is the pioneer behind Word Nerd’s web design service offerings. With years of experience designing and developing WordPress sites for a broad range of clients, Lauren consistently delivers on her promise to bring each client’s unique vision to life online. Not only capable in web design and development, Lauren also brings additional expertise to our digital marketing service offerings. Highly adept at social media marketing, paid advertising, public relations, and brand management, Lauren has the skills and experience necessary to ensure your business objectives are being met.

Professional highlights


National ranking earned for LinkedIn engagement for two consecutive years



Average increase in web traffic driven to client sites through email marketing campaigns



Average increase in web traffic driven to client sites through social media marketing campaigns



Average increase in client audience engagement across all platforms

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