Content Marketing Writer
Karen launched Kew in 2002 to help businesses with content writing, editing, and proofreading. Her portfolio reflects experience with companies of all sizes in many industries.
Businesses benefit from this breadth of knowledge by replacing mere marketing babble with meaningful content that attracts good clients and inspires employees.
She has done work for nationally-recognized organizations such as HCA, Bon Secours, Pfizer, Rubbermaid, ChildFund, Gold Crown Resorts, UDR, Owens & Minor, and Nationwide Insurance. In Virginia, her clients have included Mary Washington Healthcare and TowneBank.
Teaching & Coaching
Karen earned a degree in human resource management at the University of Richmond, where she was later invited to teach business writing. Her workshops are still available to be tailored for corporate in-house training.
Karen also coaches business writers individually, helping them succeed by composing reader-friendly reports, résumés, and cover letters.
Richmond author and co-founder of This End Up Furniture Co., Libby Brown, hired Karen to proofread her memoir, Making Waves, to name just one creative writer Karen has coached.
Mastering English Skills for Word Processing (Arco, New York) was an adult workbook on punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling.
Karen wrote for McGraw-Hill its first technical glossary in The Gregg Reference Manual, an authority on English usage used by schools and businesses.
How to Work Like a CAT (Willow Creek Press, Wisconsin) is a tongue-in-cheek guide to surviving in the dog-eat-dog world of business.
Karen has been a contributing editor and columnist for business magazines PC Solutions, Office Solutions, and Practice Manager. Her column, “BizComm 101,” ran in Credit Union Business magazine. Her work has also appeared in trade and mass-market publications such as Intele-Card News, Cats, Cruise Travel, Porthole, Working Smart (National Institute of Business Management), Communications Briefings, and Writer’s Digest. Here are some examples of her articles.