My name is Karina
I'm a longtime lover of fine words and clever turns of phrase. I love to read and will resort to reading cereal boxes and appliance manuals when in between books. I'm a Virgo with strong perfectionist tendencies, with a nice Libra sensibility to balance the scales. Typos jump off the page wherever I go; if you're looking for someone to help you proofread for proper grammar and spelling, I'm glad to help! Or maybe you're in the middle of spinning a good yarn and aren't sure where to take your story line?
I have nearly 20 years of professional storytelling experience as a documentary producer and content creator.
I was the lead script-writer/producer for an extreme weather documentary series which has aired on National Geographic and other national networks. Every day I was challenged with taking a complex scientific topic and making it easily enjoyed by non-scientists. My love of storytelling has led to a mild addiction to running and writing for blogs, with niche topics like homemade ice cream, artisanal beer, the local art scene, digital marketing, mental health, and the importance of girls studying STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Between posting to blogs and editing scripts for television, I also freelance as a photographer, a musician, and an artist...all passions which require a keen eye for composition, balance, and attention to detail. I also loved being a member of Toastmasters™, where the focus is not only on speech writing, but evaluation of delivery.
Now, I'm an active member of the Editors' Association of Canada (Editors Canada). You can find me at the Hamilton-Halton twig where I co-coordinate the group's activities and lead the communications through regular e-newsletters. I also produce promotional videos for the association to promote the editing industry. I told you I love to tell stories in all forms!
I'm SO excited to work with you. Let's create great things together!