Editing and Workshop Services

Our words in our websites, books, workshops, ebooks, handouts, newsletters, blogs, songs and brochures need to carry forth our message. With clarity. With passion. With authenticity.

I hold postgraduate qualifications in editing and publishing. I have worked at John Wiley and Sons, and now work as a freelance editor. I am currently the BIG Kids Magazine copy editor. I have edited and proofread children’s non-fiction titles, educational books, business books, websites and newsletters.

I present workshops on storytelling, writing and creativity for adults and children. My workshops for children are run for primary school-aged children and can focus on a particular theme like fairytales or Dreamtime stories, or can focus on developing characters or plots. The workshops for adults encompasses general tools for storytelling, creativity and writing, and are tailored to an organisation’s specific needs.

Megan Ferguson, Head of Strategy, BrandHook

‘Thank you Karen for a really valuable session last week. It has really made a difference in the way I think about the words I use and the way I try to communicate my point in the written reports I deliver. Alliteration, metaphors and similes are all things I learned back at school but for some reason had forgotten what they were for and what they can bring to storytelling in the real world. Honestly, it has actually made the process of writing more enjoyable… knowing there are more creative ways out there and taking the challenge to find them! Thanks again.’

Lyn Regan, Deputy principal, Sacred Heart primary school
‘We have been lucky to have Karen working with our students in various capacities over the past few years. She has run successful writing workshops across grade levels with children participating enthusiastically. (The fact that they were having fun as well was an added bonus!) The feedback from our staff has been extremely positive with Karen invited back by classroom teachers to work with children the following year. Karen’s passion for writing, promoting a love of reading in children and literature in general is obvious.’

 

Lilly Blue and Jo Pollitt, BIG Kids Magazine

‘Karen has been our copy editor since we published our very first issue in 2011. She has cast her eagle eye over all seven editions of BIG Kids Magazine and each time worked within the often chaotic and non-linear timeframes of each one. With content and curation of each edition gathered from vast edges of the creative worlds, Karen has managed to adapt to multiple voices and themes while maintaining the vital consistency and detail demanded. Karen double-checks references, links, spelling, grammar, layout and is our go-to person to get something to make sense! She brings her own point of interest to any topic without ever taking over and is just SO lovely to work with. Most brilliantly she understands the creative process of working with artists (and mothers) under pressure while not compromising on editorial standards. She subscribes to a shared philosophy of making the impossible possible. We feel absolutely blessed to have her on our team and cannot recommend her highly enough as an editor for any kind of print or online content.’

 

 

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