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Karen D. Schwartz | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 21, 2009

Karen D. Schwartz

Technology and Business Journalism
   United States
Potomac

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $40

Professional and concise technology and business writing services: Transforming complex technical and business concepts into understandable prose. White papers, ghosted articles, case studies, marketing collateral and newsletters, all making technology understandable to the layperson.

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Service Description

Karen D. Schwartz has had a long career in tech writing, starting with a five-year stint at Government Computer News, where she rose from a news reporter to an associate editor. She then moved to Washington Technology, where she became the editor of a special section dedicated to the channel. After a few years, Karen left to pursue a freelance career, writing for a large array of large tech publications, smaller trade publications, technology companies and high-tech marketing firms.

During the past 14 years, Karen has written about every conceivable type of technology, from storage and networking to IT outsourcing, mobile and wireless computing, social networking. She%u2019s written for many verticals, including government, retail, education, healthcare, small business, C-level executives and utilities.

In addition to writing full-scale articles, Karen has developed and created full-scale supplements, white papers, newsletters, case studies, tech-related marketing collateral and ghosted articles.

Karen D. Schwartz specializes in giving customers what they need to reach their target audiences. She has numerous contacts in the technology community, the general business community and the market research community. She has never missed a deadline, and prides herself on having the resources to get up to speed quickly on any subject with which she is not familiar.

Areas of technology specialty: networking, security, wireless, storage, compliance, disaster recovery,...

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Employment

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Freelance Technology and Business Writer/Editor
1995 - Present
• Write and edit for a variety of trade publications including InformationWeek, eWeek, CIO, Government Executive, InfoWorld, PC Magazine, VARBusiness, Global Services, Computer Reseller News,...
Washington Technology
Special Sections Editor
1993 - 1995
• Transformed a concept into Solutions Channels, a supplement to Washington Technology. The supplement received such an excellent response from the reader and advertiser communities that it is...
Government Computer News
Associate Editor, Technology Staff
1990 - 1993
• Developed and wrote all articles for software section of biweekly computer industry newspaper with circulation of 80,000. Also wrote breaking news stories. • Investigated and reported on all...
Government Computer News
Staff Writer, News Staff
1989 - 1990
• Monitored and reported all news relating to Defense Department computing in the areas of hardware, software and telecommunications. • Wrote about procurements, political machinations and...
Information Management Consultants
Publications Specialist
1987 - 1988
• Researched, wrote and created graphics for technical proposals. • Edited company's quarterly newsletter and product literature.
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