Karen joined the Foster team as a contract editor in the fall of 2014. Now a staff writer and editor, she takes great pride in helping to create meaningful, clean content for FWM clients.
Karen has a BA in English from the University of Virginia and a secondary teaching certificate and MA in Written Communications from Eastern Michigan University. She has been a high school English teacher, a community college writing instructor, and a writing coach and consultant to high school English departments across Southeast Michigan. She has enjoyed the transition to professional writing and editing, but is always willing to help out a student in need of a good editor.
Learn More About Karen
Karen was born in California but grew up mostly in Virginia. She now calls Ann Arbor, MI, where she has lived for the last 25 years, home. She, her husband, and two daughters love to travel and visit grandparents in New York, Cape Cod, and Myrtle Beach as often as they can. With one daughter involved in many high school activities on top of being a competitive solo ice dancer and the other a student-athlete on the field hockey team at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), Karen is often on the road to support and encourage her busy girls. Karen is, naturally, an avid reader and loves to knit when she has the time.
What You Might Find Interesting About Karen
Growing up in Williamsburg, VA, Karen was actively involved in the Colonial scene. She was employed by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from 12-18 years old as a Colonial Dancer, performing in the Capitol building and the Music Teacher’s Shop for tourists and school groups. To this day, she could join a Virginia Reel if the situation called for it.