AboutKaren

 

I am a  journalist with more than 25 years' experience writing, editing, and creating content for newspapers, magazines, custom publications, book publishers, websites, nonprofit organizations, small businesses and corporate clients. 

 

My skills and expertise are drawn from my educational background in journalism, psychology, and public relations, as well as my time spent in newsrooms, undertaking freelance work, and coordinating book and marketing projects. I have a keen appreciation for telling compelling stories, for sharing vital information,  and for peeling back the layers of a complex issue to make it understandable and relatable. I have written thousands of articles for publication and pride myself on having a knack for a good interview and a genuine interest in people and their passions.

 

I have written about: Health and well-being, real estate, home decor, lifestyle trends, parenting, seniors, fitness, medicine, education, philanthropy, the environment, small business, science and technology, oil and gas, social issues and breaking and hard news. I am a generalist with an appetite for research and the mental databank of a specialist. 


​Types of writing: Features, news writing, advertorials, briefs, marketing and communications, website content, social media, creative, scripts, newsletters, blogs.

 

Publications: Star Metro Calgary, Calgary Herald, Globe and Mail, National Post, Avenue Magazine, Drumheller Tourism Guide, Swerve Magazine, Condo Living Magazine, New Home Living Magazine, Domus, Cosmetic Rejuvenation, Neighbours, Spur magazine,  Dementia Connections Magazine, Alberta Construction and Safety Association's Toolbox Magazine, Today's Parent, Redbook, educational books by Weigl Publishers.

  

 Other Clients (either direct or as a subcontractor): MKT Communications, YMCA Calgary, Calgary Foundation,  Global Petroleum Show, Enbridge, the City of Calgary, Graham Construction, Travel Alberta, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Calgary Stampede, Downtown Calgary, Heritage Park, Xperio, Quaker, Kraft, Loblaw, Saskatchewan Top Employers, Canadian Dental Association.

 

I am a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Professional Writers Association of Canada.