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Karen the Writer

meEmpathy is my superpower. I’m the person everyone opens up to. The one whose friends and acquaintances say, “You get me.” Because writing is my true calling, I know how to wield that power to craft engaging content.

I believe rockstar writing goes beyond putting words into grammatically correct sentences; it’s about the psychology of connection. My talent for forging connections through language has earned me the ability to convert copy to page views, readers to followers, and journalists and influencers to brand advocates.

Being an expert communicator means I’m versatile.

  • I’m a passionate and education-focused developmental editor who nurtures writers and helps their unique voices grow and thrive.
  • I specialize in infusing the blog posts, articles, and video scripts I write with my personable style and wit.
  • My media and influencer outreach succeeds. I’ve launched campaigns with open rates north of 60 percent and response rates north of 30 percent. I believe forging relationships owns spray-and-pray PR blasts any day.
  • I’m a diplomatic and clear communicator who is a veteran community and media relations manager.

For nearly three years, I’ve been rocking media relations, SEO-focused blog writing, and influencer outreach as a freelance contractor for Grammarly, a writing enhancement app with over seven million active users.

I’m always intrigued by new projects. What have you got? Contact me!

You can also find me on LinkedIn.

Article & Blog Content

Last year, I produced over a hundred SEO-savvy articles for the Grammarly blog. Here are a few of my favorites along with some stats and reader comments.

Writing Tips

  • Five Things That Will Make You Better at Content Writing
    “So well-written, thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you! One of my favorite lines: ‘Never let your opener write a check that your article can’t cash.'” —Se Ngoma

  • Here’s How to Write a Blog Post Like a Professional
    This provides an incredible blogging audit. I especially enjoyed the point,  ‘…no one wants to try to fish a few salient points out of your stream of consciousness.’ I just revisited all my posts to clean them up. ” –Andrea

    “‘Write as though you’re telling a friend about some cool new stuff you’ve learned. Use your own natural, conversational tone. Keep your language simple and direct.’ That’s one of the most valuable tips I’ve ever received.” –Irina

  • 31 Words and Phrases You No Longer Need
    This article was shared over 67,000 times and was Grammarly’s highest ranked article of 2017.

Communication

Career

Research

Video

Here are a few of the videos that resulted from scripts I wrote for Grammarly in 2017. “Cheesy yet informative” was the goal. Success!

This video currently ranks at the top of Google’s search results for “how to clean up your writing.”

 

 

 

 

 

Media Relations and Outreach for Viral Data Studies

I participated in the development process, created press briefs and press releases, drafted outreach templates and managed all media outreach and communication for Grammarly’s most successful study releases. They were covered by hundreds of top press outlets and shared hundreds of thousands of times. Here’s some of the top coverage.

 

 

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