Erin Jones is a freelance writer in the Washington D.C. area. She holds a B.A. in English from Hood College, and an M.A. in English from Middlebury College. She split her graduate work between Middlebury’s Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, Vermont and Oxford University. After graduation, she returned to Oxford twice, once on a medieval art history grant and once to study choral composition. She is constantly scheming a plan to return to the city of spires.
As a private school teacher, she wore many hats over the years. Teaching included Integrated Humanities, English, Literature, American History, P.E. Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Theater, and Fencing. Coaching including Cross Country, Cheerleading, and Middle School Soccer.
In 2018, she completed the translation and resetting of an early oratorio by composer César Franck based on the book of Ruth, and produced its English world premiere as a fundraiser for refugees. More on that project can be found here and here.
After teaching for nearly a decade, she now works in music and communications at her much-beloved Presbyterian Church. She lives in the D.C. area with her guinea pig, Hugh, and also enjoys cooking, theater, dance, choir, reading, walking in nature, travel, wine tastings, and D.C. adventures with friends.