Karen is a business writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience producing brochures, sales collateral, annual reports, white papers, op-eds, speeches, procedural manuals, employee communications, and website and social media content. She understands the fundamentals of business communications, including communications planning and strategy and the importance of brand integrity in business communications. Her industry background includes news, professional publishing, life insurance, environmental consulting, and graphic design. In addition, she has edited literary works by individual authors, literary anthologies, and scholarly works in technical and non-technical fields. She holds active life and health insurance licenses in six states.