Karen's specialties include real estate (she was a residential real estate agent for three years and a real estate copywriter for five years), hospitality (she has worked in corporate marketing for The Ritz-Carlton and Disney organizations), and all things design.
She has lived in several states across the U.S., including Florida, Georgia, Texas, Massachusettes, Washington, and California, and is comfortable writing localized content for those areas.
Karen's writing background includes undergraduate and graduate degrees in communication and the recent completion of UC Berkeley Extension's professional sequence in editing certificate.
Karen is interested in real estate, architecture, and design. Karen's writing focuses on email, blog, and white papers.
Four-year undergraduate degree with a focus on the principles of advertising and communication.
Two-year, full-time, on-campus graduate degree program that consisted of advertising courses and a thesis requirement to graduate.
The Professional Sequence in Editing trains for proficiency in copyediting, line editing, and developmental editing. The curriculum builds from the mechanics of grammar and usage to editing for a variety of audiences and objectives.
Karen has worked in marketing departments for more than ten years.
Karen was a residential real estate agent for three years before transitioning into copywriting for real estate full time.
Karen's marketing and real estate experience combine often in the home living space. She has written about smart home devices, green living, home decor, and the rental lifestyle.
As the sole copywriter at a real estate investment company, Karen wrote the copy for more than fifty promotional emails.
Karen has more than ten years' experience drafting advertising copy for print, online, and radio.
Karen has written more than twenty blog posts in her corporate work and as a freelancer.
Karen has written multiple white papers for corporate employers throughout her career.