-Academic research and writing
-Business and organizational writing, including reports, articles, presentations, and blogs; Karen is in process of completing her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organization Psychology with an emphasis in Positive Psychology.
-Social justice and nonprofit related writing, including grant applications, presentations, articles, press releases, and reports.
Karen's personal interests are strongly related to her professional interests. At present, Karen's primary and professional interests center in causes related to social justice and organizational improvement, centered in employee welfare, engagement, and development.
BA in English Literature: comprehensive study of the literature of the United Kingdom and the United States; additional courses in rhetoric, writing, linguistics, and research.
Minor in Humanities, combining courses in music, art, and world literature; capstone project focused on the music of the Appalachian area of the United States.
Study focused on a comprehensive study of a specific genre, Victorian English Literature, with additional supplemental courses in other genres. Required comprehensive examination. Thesis topic focused on Irish Novelist Samuel Beckett's Molloy trilogy.
Comprehensive study of the principles of Pyschology as applied within business organizations.
Five courses and dissertation short of completion.
Editing and Proofreading of academic projects, including dissertations, theses, capstone projects, and professional journal articles.
Karen has written, edited, and proofread multiple documents for business clients, including business plans, presentations, proposals, reports, and press releases.
Karen has written, co-written, edited, and proofread a number of articles intended to be published in various venues, but primarily academic and professional journals covering various topics including psychology, business, and technical instruction.
Many of Karen's previous clients were not literate in or interested in using social media as a business; thus, while Karen herself is active on Facebook and Twitter, only a few jobs have resulted for this venue.
Karen previously worked for a publisher whose focus was autobiography of famous individuals, including musicians and sports figures.