Writing Services

Karen has nearly 20 years of experience writing books and articles for newspapers, magazines, blogs and literary journals around the world. As a journalist, she primarily covers food, health, environment and social issues in developing societies. She is available for assignments, long and short, near and far.

Karen’s work has won awards and accolades from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Willamette Writers, Literary Arts, the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists and many other organizations. She is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.

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Editing Services

Does your book need a new outline? Have you lost your muse? If you need an astute set of eyes, Redcoates Studios can help.

Karen graduated with honors in journalism and anthropology back in the age of ink, paper and pica poles. Since then, she has worked on staff as a newspaper editor and reporter, and she has written everything from news briefs to blog posts to long-form narrative books. Technology has changed, but the beauty of language has not. Karen has coached university students and professional writers as they tackle the page, word by word. Take a look at the many areas in which she can help you and your project succeed:

 Article development (nonfiction)
 Blog posting
 Book chapter editing and writing (nonfiction)
 Book development (nonfiction)
 Content editing
 Copy editing
 Editing for AP Style
 Memoir development
 News reporting

Every project is different. Karen will work with you personally to meet your deadlines and goals at affordable rates.

Interested? Get in touch.