Track Record & Samples


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Shelton Group

I helped my long-term client partner, the marketing communications firm Shelton Group, make the transition from a content-selling format for their proprietary research product to a lead-generating content marketing strategy. I proposed the format change because I believed it would solve some marketing challenges Shelton was facing—plus reach a much wider circle of prospective clients.

I helped design the new strategy around a recurring series of free downloadable reports, wrote all the new content, and crafted the marketing materials used to promote the series. The first report, The Buzz on Buzzwords, launched in August 2015.

Launch Results:

  • 1000+ downloads
  • 450+ new newsletter subscribers
  • Leads generated were high-quality and targeted, and included dozens of well-known global brands

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Karin has been a trusted part of our team at Shelton Group for more than 10 years now. I rely on her not just for effective, engaging writing that gets results, but for smart ideas and insights that help drive our marketing efforts.

—Suzanne Shelton, President & CEO, Shelton Group

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Wilson Kehoe Winingham

Wilson Kehoe Winingham, a law firm in Indianapolis, approached me after I profiled one of their partners for Super Lawyers magazine. Recognizing that the bulk of their business came from referrals—and wanting to avoid the me-first, over-the-top advertising approach adopted by many personal injury firms—they proposed publishing a series of career profiles of distinguished local attorneys from other firms. The WKW-branded Leaders in Litigation series now runs in the Indiana Lawyer trade magazine, sparking conversation, promoting a collegial atmosphere among firms, and inviting readers to get to know their colleagues in a more meaningful way.

Results:

After the full story is published on the WKW website and the copy teaser is published in Indiana Lawyer, WKW immediately sees a spike in site traffic, with visitors typically spending several minutes on the profile page.

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We hired Karin for this series because Bruce Kehoe had a wonderful experience working with her. After her first Leaders in Litigation story, we knew we would continue working with her. Her stories are well-thought-out and compelling, and once I introduce her to our profile subject, she handles the entire process without hand-holding.

—Matt Houston, Marketing Manager, Wilson Kehoe Winingham

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HouseLogic.com

Because of my years of experience writing for HGTV.com, I was recruited to help establish the initial content library for HouseLogic, the online presence of the National Association of REALTORS®. The goal was to make HouseLogic the #1 expert resource for homeowners concerning home maintenance and ownership. I researched and wrote extensive packages of detailed content laying out rationales and quantifying the ROI for different home improvement tasks, making sure the result was clear, easily digestible and engaging to read for the average homeowner.

Results:

During the time I wrote for the site, HouseLogic won a number of media and web awards, including being named “Program of the Year” by the Content Marketing Institute in 2012.

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Karin was an invaluable freelance writer for HouseLogic when we were adding in-depth content on energy-saving and green topics—content that required extensive research. Karin is reliable, easy to work with, and an excellent fact finder and writer.

—Christina Hoffmann, Content Manager, HouseLogic.com

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Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center sought to establish its leadership position in cancer care—and communicate its deep level of compassion for patients—through high-level journalistic content in its award-winning flagship magazine, Forward, and its annual reports. I wrote physician profiles and feature pieces designed to bring the nuts and bolts of cancer research and care to life for readers.

Read my in-depth feature on race and cancer care

Karin delivered solid, creatively written articles on complex topics for me at Forward magazine. I found her to be a top-notch writer, and delightful to work with: smart, professional, reliable, and highly skilled. She went above and beyond in finding sources and tackling challenging topics, and she always delivered with a high degree of integrity. I consider her to be one of the best writers I've worked with.

—Abbey Porter, former Director of Publications, Fox Chase Cancer Center

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  • I wrote a comprehensive special research report as a thought leadership piece and sales tool for a major international safety organization.
  • I helped bring in an unprecedented flood of donations for a local nonprofit with a series of fundraising letters.
  • I wrote a series of case studies that boosted LinkedIn engagement and enrollment for executive education programs at the University of Tennessee.
  • I beat benchmarks for open and click-through rates for a transactional email series I wrote to promote energy efficiency for a Midwestern utility.