Karen Alley

Karen Alley - Ghostwriter

Elkin, NC

I have over 15 years experience in editing and freelance writing. I excel in getting to know a person and helping their voice shine through.

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Overview

One of my favorite things about being an editor is getting to know new people and helping them share their stories. I have experience working with book-length projects, but I feel I bring an added advantage thanks to my experience as a magazine editor. Through this work I was able to work with a variety of writers with different personalities and writing styles, which helped me improve my skills as an editor. I am now able to quickly get to know a person, understand their goals, and help their voice shine through their writing even while working to improve the flow of their work.
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Economics
Home & Garden
Parenting & Families
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Literary Fiction
Picture Books
Romance
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Freelance writer, editor

Karen Alley Writing Services
January, 2005 – Present (over 15 years)

Editor, Carolina Gardener Magazine, 2007-2013
Web Editor, Piedmont Parent Magazine, 2006-2012
Editor, Pace Communications, 2000-2005
Assistant Editor, Carolina Gardener Magazine, 1998-200
Production Assistant, DTC Book Production, 1996-1998

Portfolio (2 selected works)

The Insider's Guide to A Career in Book Publishing

Carin Siegfried

Do you want to work in publishing? Publishing is a hard industry to get into, and the first few years involve a lot of work for little pay. Through this book you will gain the information you need to enter the world of books with your eyes wide open. The vast majority of people who want to go into publishing want to be editors, which is the path with the least pay and most work (at least initi... read more

Do you want to work in publishing? Publishing is a hard industry to get into, and the first few years involve a lot of work for little pay. Through this book you will gain the information you need to enter the world of books with your eyes wide open. The vast majority of people who want to go into publishing want to be editors, which is the path with the least pay and most work (at least initi... read more

A Memoir: Healing Childhood Emotional Wounds: An Adult's Journey to God's Love

Bruce Brodowski

Our childhood emotional wounds mold us into the wounded adults we become. This book covers ways to heal your inner child.

Our childhood emotional wounds mold us into the wounded adults we become. This book covers ways to heal your inner child.

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