Karen Allen
Founder and Senior Communications Consultant

Karen Allen is a senior communications consultant and founder of The Written Edge. She holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University and has won numerous work and academic awards for her writing, project management and leadership.

Karen is a seasoned communications professional with over fifteen years experience as a writer, editor, strategic communications advisor and manager in the private and public sectors. She has worked for technology companies like Nortel Networks and Imatics Inc. as well as government departments like Health Canada, Justice Canada and Industry Canada. Her journalism training and professional experience allow her to easily explain complex subjects to employees and the public using clear, simple language that is both interesting and easy to understand.

Karen is passionate about helping people improve the quality of their lives, and enjoys providing writing and communications services to forward-thinking businesses and public sector organizations. She is well known for her ability to see the big picture, provide creative strategic advice to senior executives, manage complex projects and motivate people.

Karen’s specialties include writing for the Web, employee communications, small business marketing and plain language writing. Personal topics of interest include health, fitness, personal finance, business, parenting and the mind-body-spirit connection.

Outside work, Karen enjoys spending time with her two children, hiking, gardening, running, practicing yoga, playing guitar and piano, and photographing kids and landscapes.

Karen is fluently bilingual and has Secret government security clearance. She is a member of Toastmasters and the Ottawa Independent Writers Association.


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