Here are some testimonials from a sampling of my fabulous freelance clients.

These testimonials cover both "straight up" plain language writing, plus copywriting for marketers. I've also been hired to not only simplify, but "warm up" copy and make it more friendly, engaging and conversational.

Not sure if I can help? Get in touch anyway. I have a wide range of experience and interests. And I only take on projects where I can do a great job.

I would be happy to provide formal references and before and after writing samples with a quote, upon request.

Simplifying forms, statements and more

“It was a pleasure to have Karen on our team. She made an important contribution through her knowledge, attention to detail and thorough approach to the work.”

Doug Lincoln, Senior Strategist
Simplified Group

Benefit and pension communication consulting

“Karen is diligent and professional. Her work is always good quality and produced on time. I have had the opportunity to work with Karen in the same company, so felt very comfortable hiring her for a special project after she left.”

Marina Scassa, Regional Operating Officer
Buck Consultants Canada

Simplifying booklets on representing yourself in court

"Karen is an exemplary editor with terrific professional ethics. Her attention to detail and her organization skills are top notch! She provided recommendations that met the needs of our readers by using her strong grasp of the English language. She is efficient, flexible, patient and was a joy to work with. We will definitely be calling her for future projects. Thank you Karen for all your hard work!"

Dr. Julie Macfarlane C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada)
Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law and Director
National Self-Represented Litigants Project

Copywriting for professional services firms

“Karen writes emotive, powerful marketing copy. She knows how to integrate strategy and she's a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, her work gets results.”

Sandra Bekhor, President
Bekhor Management

Plain language edit for investment report

“I have found Karen to be knowledgeable on pension and benefit matters. She is a strong writer and a good editor, and she delivers her work to deadline. I would use her services again and would recommend her to colleagues or friends.”

John Cappelletti, Special Advisor
CATT Pension Plan

Pension plan member communication

“Karen is an open-minded and professional writer and consultant. She understands complicated pension and benefits information and gets the key information across seamlessly. We worked together on creating a new brand identity for a Canadian Pension Fund with over 8,000 members, which ended up winning a branding award. It is a pleasure to work with Karen. I highly recommend her services to other professionals.”

Cathy Ledden
Ledden Design IT

Financial planning newsletter

“Karen is the real deal! I first started working with Karen in 1999. She has a keen sense of details, while being cognizant of the big picture. Karen is a consummate professional and her listening and processing skills are second to none. She is always a pleasure to work with.”

Paul Shirer
Personal Timing Family Wealth

Editing pharmaceutical advisory reports (B2B)

“I have known Karen for many years and she is my "go to" person when we need report writing, editing or communication advice. She is highly respected and a great person to work with.”

George Wyatt, President
Wyatt Health (acquired by Innomar Strategies)

Warm, conversational edit for a yummy web site

“Karen's writing style is comfortable and a pleasure to read, while being unique and imaginative. She does world-class work...simple as that.”

Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant