Karen Schweitzer


Writer & Editor

Qualifications Summary

  • ​Accomplished freelancer with more than 19+ years of professional experience writing and editing books, feature articles, web content, SEO copy, corporate documentation, resumes, and marketing materials for a wide range of employers and clients. 
  • Experienced team leader, capable of evaluating performance and providing balanced feedback.
  • Seasoned collaborator who embraces continuous learning and is always open to feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Consistently able to meet tight deadlines while demonstrating a personable and professional attitude.
  • Familiar with a wide range or word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, publishing, and collaboration programs, including Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, WordPress, Smartsheet, and Confluence.
  • Comfortable working in a range of content management and assignment tracking systems.
  • Familiar with AP Style, Chicago Manual of Style, and APA Style; able to quickly adapt to other style guides.
  • Experienced in HTML, Wiki Markup, and LaTeX.

Published Books

Our Best Friends Series - Eldorado Ink
  • The Shih Tzu (2007)
  • The Dachshund (2010)
  • The Beagle (2010)
  • The Cocker Spaniel (2011)
Modern Role Models Series - Mason Crest
  • Shaun White (2008)
  • Soulja Boy Tell 'Em (2008)
  • Tyra Banks (2008)
  • Sheryl Swoopes (2008)
Gallup Resource Book - Mason Crest
  • Immigrants from South America (2009)
Reality Shows Series - Mason Crest
  • Making the Band (2010)
  • The Real World (2010)

Work History​

Freelance Writer/Editor (2005 - PRESENT)
Self- Employed
  • Wrote and edited 4,000+ pieces of content for clients, including website copy, articles, blog posts, marketing materials, ebooks, resumes, correspondence, and product copy
Senior Editor (2006 - PRESENT)
  • Wrote 3,000+ pieces of customer-facing content, including articles, blog posts, website copy, press releases, and ebooks

  • Edited and fact checked articles, educational lessons, website copy, academic papers, and video-based content

  • Audited reviews of educational lessons for students and lesson plans for teachers

  • Designed, reviewed, and audited curriculum at the elementary, middle school, high school, college, and graduate level

  • Managed a team of editors 

Ghostwriter (2017 - PRESENT)
Top 10 Business School (Name redacted to protect client confidentiality)
  • Wrote 20+ blog posts for the purposes of lead generation; created social media messages to promote articles
Business School Expert (2005 - PRESENT)
DotDash (Formerly About.com)
  • Wrote 1,000+ articles related to education, business, careers, and student finance
  • Edited newsletter with 20,000+ subscribers
  • Optimized content for search engines
Writer/Site Editor (2006-2008)
  • Wrote 200+ articles; managed category sites, edited 300+ articles
Advertising Consultant (2000-2006)
  • Wrote copy for marketing and sales materials
  • Trained sales representatives