Karen McPeak


  1. Create and refine customized written communication for internal/external audiences

  2. Extensive experience crafting fundraising collateral, including gift impact reports and donor relations communication, as well as manuals and policy/procedure guidelines

  3. Blog and other online content 

  4. Narrative/creative nonfiction writing and developmental editing

  5. Collateral content including use reports, case statements, and proposals that call for interpretation and simplification of complex detail

  6. Developmental editing

  7. Line editing 

  8. Proofreading

  9. Document and manuscript revision

  10. Research and fact checking

  11. Interested in historical projects, and family and community histories

  12. Independent and objective review, copyediting, and revision assistance 

  13. Member, Editorial Freelancers Association

  14. Concise, adaptable writing style

  15. Strong research skills

  16. AP and Chicago Manual of Style experience

  17. Judicious editor and proofreader

  18. Thorough fact checker


Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.                                              ~Anne Lamott

The skinny about what I offer:

Technical Skills:

  1. Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced editing experience in Word

  2. SharePoint

  3. InDesign 

  4. Content management systems

  5. Familiarity with video editing and screencasting software

Karen McPeak

Blue Pen Writing and Editing


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