Karen Haywood QueenKaren Haywood Queen is a go-to journalist and content marketing writer specializing in energy, the smart grid, smart manufacturing, personal finance, business, health and real estate.

She enjoys collaborating and brain storming with editors and business owners to manage projects and produce winning copy.Editors appreciate her because she is a self-starter, comes up with excellent ideas, tracks down hard-to-find sources and delivers insightful stories that require little editing. Online editors describe her stories as big clickers. Business owners appreciate her because she comes up with a variety of workable ideas, tells their stories in their own voices (only better), brings clients to their doors and helps them increase sales.

As a staffer, she has worked at two daily newspapers and at Associated Press. While at AP, her work appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Charlotte Observer and in newspapers worldwide.

Now she owns a writing and marketing business that specializes in taking complex topics and making them connect with readers with distinctive style. Her work has been featured in AARP Bulletin, AARP Livable, Bankrate.com, Better Homes and Gardens, BobVila.com, Coastal Virginia Magazine, Costco Connection, CreditCards.com, Executive Travel, Family Fun, Forbes Custom, Fox Business News, The Health Journals, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Magazine, Oral Care and Health Daily, SmartGridToday.com, Smart Manufacturing, USAirways Magazine and The Washington Post Custom Content.

If your clients or readers need to understand the smart grid, she can talk renewables, net metering, energy storage, smart inverters, capacitor banks and grid security with engineers and then break it down so liberal arts majors get it. She also can get in the weeds with retirement planning, joint replacement and the latest real estate trends and then emerge with tightly-written copy to inform readers or inspire clients to take action. Need it fast? Her wire service background enables her to quickly produce quality copy. In March 2017, she worked within a tight deadline and came up with a winning slogan for a major health insurance company.

Whether you’re an editor, advertising director or business owner, when you hire Karen Queen, you can focus on your own job because you now have a pro who is ready to help you reach readers and build your business.