Hey, I’m Karen.
I’m a content repurposing specialist, administrator, eagle-eyed proofreader, avid reader, and life-long lover of writing.
Studying entrepreneurship, business, management, computer science, writing, digital design, media, and communications has given me a unique geek-admin-comms approach to work, with a wide variety of skills and experience.
I’ve worked in a range of different industries including recreation, aviation, not-for-profit, arts, higher education, health, and wellness. I’ve supervised a team of over 30 casual staff members, but now I just supervise my two rescue cats, Bandit and Luna, and I love it!
Caring for Guide Dogs and Autism Assistance Dogs and helping with their training was a privilege I won’t ever forget. I’ve also been a cheerleader for football and basketball teams and a gymnastics coach. I’ve worked as an administrator, manager, virtual assistant, consultant, and ghostwriter.
When I was a kid I used to regularly write pieces that were published in The Canberra Times newspaper each weekend and once accidentally started a whole section that allowed other kids to contribute to a continuing story, told week-by-week.
It was around that time when I knew all the words to Young MC’s ‘Bust a Move’ and listened to it on repeat on my Walkman on the way to camp (outing myself as a Gen X-er here!). I also once met the Red Hot Chilli Peppers briefly outside a hotel while I was painted blue… a story for another time.
On a more serious note, I’ve written a memoir about my experience as a victim of crime which I’m putting the finishing touches on before releasing to the world.
But whatever is happening in my life and the wider world, I always come back to writing. It’s how I process my thoughts and feelings, and it’s how I can best communicate those to others.