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About Us

Optimized Scribes is a team of writers, editors, developers, social media experts and unapologetic nerds based in Norcross, Georgia but hailing from many different hometowns across the U.S.

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Our Mission

Our mission is pretty simple: to make online marketing painless, so you can focus on what you do best.
Website design, blog writing, social media management, online reputation management, SEO… it all takes time. And let’s face it, not everyone enjoys writing and researching. Luckily, we do!

No matter what your success has been with marketing your business online, we can help you reach new customers and keep your existing customers excited about your brand.

Why Choose Us

1) We understand small businesses.
We understand the challenges and limitations of being a small, local business.
2) We adapt to your businesses.
Internet marketing is not a one size fits all process. We’ll work with you to get the results you need.
3) Working with us is easy.
We think we are pretty cool people to work with, but we might be a little biased.

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Meet our Team

Optimized Scribes is comprised of a group of passionate geeks with sharp minds and a knack for figuring out exactly what you need. Even though we all care a lot about different things, we all give our clients our best work and strive to make them feel like part of the family.Meet our key employees below to learn about what we each excel at individually and how, together, we form a team that can get almost anything done.

Jill Bridges


Jill is the founder of Optimized Scribes and is responsible for our client's marketing strategies. When not juggling work and kids, she enjoys making rugs, tackling DIY projects, canoeing and hiking with Jamie and the dogs.

Jamie Bridges

Vice President

Jamie was a computer engineer before joining the family business to help streamline our workflow and processes. When not "fixing all of the things," Jamie enjoys spending time with the family, cooking and gardening.

Jean Foster

Managing Editor

Jean is our token non-geek. She's in charge of keeping us all focused on things other than Marvel Comics and Hogwarts. She lives halfway between the beach and mountains in NC. Away from the "office," you'll find her involved in every detail of her young children's lives or championing her many causes.

Jason Vey

Senior Writer

A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, Jason is an unabashed geek, he loves sci-fi, fantasy, horror, game design, and being able to tell people that he’s a professional writer by trade. He lives with his wife Julie and their two feline children, Seamus and Finnegan.

Alex Tolbert

Content Writer

Calling Winston-Salem, NC home, Alex has long been a lover of words. With a background in fiction writing, he has experiencing writing across all genres, but is particularly fond of horror and science fiction.

James Lanier

Content Writer

James has always been passionate about writing. When he’s not writing professionally, he’s working on that novel he swears he’ll finish one day. In his free time, he enjoys video games, playing guitar, and hanging out with his cat, Tali’Zorah.

Romwell Edralin

SEO Specialist

From Bulacan, Philippines, Romwell Edralin has been an SEO practitioner since 2010, specializing in organic and local SEO. With years of solid experience, he worked mostly on website analysis, keywords and competitive researches, on-page and off-page SEO. He enjoys building Gundams during his free time.

Sarah Zimmerman


Despite being from Colorado, Sarah earned her B.A of Anthropology and Technical Writing in Charlotte, North Carolina, and now calls Atlanta, Georgia, home. When she's not writing or editing, Sarah enjoys painting, reading, napping with her cat Māo, watching horror flicks, and amassing an untoward collection of makeup.

Melissa Stutler


When Melissa edits a writer's work, she tries to leave the red pen aside, but you can't help but know she's a former teacher anyway. Prior to that, she spent many years in business development and sales. In her spare time, she's reading or watching mysteries, painting and hanging out with her husband, stepdaughters and two teenage sons.

Nicole Carr


A lifelong North Carolina resident, Nicole earned her B.A. in Mass Communication from UNC-Asheville. Her favorite color of ink is red, and she is a fan of cake, the beach, puns, thrift shops, and Google. In her spare time, she enjoys: laughing as much as possible; (which she also enjoys in her not-spare time); not vacuuming; camping; watching police procedurals; and spending time with her husband, who is a saint, her children, who are not saints, but still amazing humans, and her rescue dogs, who behave like four-legged toddlers.

Ashley Truskowski


Ashley is a nerdy writer from Northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to her love of all things academic, Ashley also enjoys painting, sculpting, and her “zoo” of dogs, horses, and exotic pets.

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Awards and Affiliations

Better Business Beaureau SWGC Best of Kudzu 2015 Best of 2016 - Kudzu Best of 2016 - Gwinnett