Carreen M.

Carreen M.

New OrleansLA
Job Success
Top Rated

Award-Winning Journalist & Dedicated Storyteller

From the moment I was old enough to start stringing words into sentences, writing has been my passion and my purpose. My copy is lively, fresh, clean and concise. I can write for a range of purposes and audiences, whether composing pieces that are light and fluffy, or hard-hitting and weighty. Words hold tremendous power to persuade, and I enjoy using my gift for writing to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and bring their visions to life. Much of my career experience comes from being a journalist. I've worked on staff as a reporter at two of Canada's most respected newspapers, the Ottawa Citizen and the Winnipeg Free Press. I've also been a reporter and editor at Vancouver's leading business paper, Business in Vancouver, and taken on numerous freelance assignments for various publications, both in Canada and the USA. I'm a dual citizen currently living in New Orleans, a vibrant and colorful city that provides endless inspiration for my writing. I'm a skilled interviewer and researcher, and I know how to employ those skills to gather the relevant information that brings the writing to life, shaping the piece to be sharp and compelling for readers. That's my story. Now I'd love the chance to tell yours. ____________________________________________ Expertise Includes: • newspaper and magazine stories • blog stories • website copy • company profiles • entrepreneur bios • social media prose • brochure and catalog text • press releases • company newsletters • business plan content • annual reports • text for oral presentations (radio stories, speeches for business purposes, speeches for personal uses such as wedding ceremonies and eulogies)
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Sep 26, 2022 - Sep 27, 2022
Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Aug 2, 2022 - Aug 10, 2022

"Carreen was so easy to collaborate with and work with! Given that my work was for a personal statement, I expected being so open with a stranger would be awkward. This was not the case. Carreen was so amazingly honest and understanding and a fantastic listener! I felt so comfortable sharing my story with her; she was a writing genius when helping me get my thoughts on paper! I have no clue where my work would have been without her!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Feb 18, 2021 - Jul 18, 2022
Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 May 8, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021

"Carreen is an amazing person, and is everything you hope to get when you hire a ghost writer. She took the project on with huge passion, understood my objectives perfectly and was simply awesome. She is truly a joy to work with because she understood deeply what I needed done, and as a result,she provided a first draft that was way beyond what I could have imagined. I asked Carreen to write a biography on my father, something that required not only strong writing skills, but more importantly the sensitivity to understand how we wanted it to read. Her emotional intelligence allowed her to gather tons of wonderful stories from the over 25 inverviews she performed. She put them together into a book that reads well and does justice to the project. I highly recommend Carreen. She was engaged, passionate, timely, honest, and just a really fun person to work with. Thank you!!"

Private earnings
Rating is 4 out of 5.
4.00 Mar 21, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021

"A good Job by Carreen."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Mar 29, 2021 - Apr 8, 2021

"Absolutely would recommend"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Feb 26, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021

"Amazing writer ! She does her job with passion. She is an artist as she is able to tell a story in everything she writes."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Nov 17, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020

"I came to Carreen as a man with an unjustified, unfair termination from my previous employer. After my first appeal was denied I felt frustrated and needed help writing an effective letter explaining the honest mistake and asking for a second chance. In a matter of hours (no more than two days), she was able to put everything together in an order that made sense and that highlighted my top skills and achievements. She also created a really effective narrative so any reader could clearly understand my point of view and empathize with me. Through this process, Carreen was super easy to talk to. She gets what you're trying to achieve and will work with you on every detail. You really should hire her! I was impressed!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 23, 2020

"Great work!!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jan 30, 2020 - Feb 6, 2020

"I enjoyed working with Carreen -- she is extremely sharp and knows how to tell a compelling story. Carreen went out of her way to ensure that I was 100% satisfied with the project. She submitted the deliverables in a timely manner. She also has excellent communication skills. I recommend her highly and look forward to working with her again in the near future!"

Private earnings

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Portfolio

Company Founder Memorial Story
Company Founder Memorial Story
The Big Misery - newspaper story
The Big Misery - newspaper story
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Carreen M.

Carreen M.

New OrleansLA
Job Success
Top Rated
83
Total Jobs
1,128
Total Hours

Award-Winning Journalist & Dedicated Storyteller

Specializes in
From the moment I was old enough to start stringing words into sentences, writing has been my passion and my purpose. My copy is lively, fresh, clean and concise. I can write for a range of purposes and audiences, whether composing pieces that are light and fluffy, or hard-hitting and weighty. Words hold tremendous power to persuade, and I enjoy using my gift for writing to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and bring their visions to life. Much of my career experience comes from being a journalist. I've worked on staff as a reporter at two of Canada's most respected newspapers, the Ottawa Citizen and the Winnipeg Free Press. I've also been a reporter and editor at Vancouver's leading business paper, Business in Vancouver, and taken on numerous freelance assignments for various publications, both in Canada and the USA. I'm a dual citizen currently living in New Orleans, a vibrant and colorful city that provides endless inspiration for my writing. I'm a skilled interviewer and researcher, and I know how to employ those skills to gather the relevant information that brings the writing to life, shaping the piece to be sharp and compelling for readers. That's my story. Now I'd love the chance to tell yours. ____________________________________________ Expertise Includes: • newspaper and magazine stories • blog stories • website copy • company profiles • entrepreneur bios • social media prose • brochure and catalog text • press releases • company newsletters • business plan content • annual reports • text for oral presentations (radio stories, speeches for business purposes, speeches for personal uses such as wedding ceremonies and eulogies)
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Sep 26, 2022 - Sep 27, 2022
Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Aug 2, 2022 - Aug 10, 2022

"Carreen was so easy to collaborate with and work with! Given that my work was for a personal statement, I expected being so open with a stranger would be awkward. This was not the case. Carreen was so amazingly honest and understanding and a fantastic listener! I felt so comfortable sharing my story with her; she was a writing genius when helping me get my thoughts on paper! I have no clue where my work would have been without her!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Feb 18, 2021 - Jul 18, 2022
Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 May 8, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021

"Carreen is an amazing person, and is everything you hope to get when you hire a ghost writer. She took the project on with huge passion, understood my objectives perfectly and was simply awesome. She is truly a joy to work with because she understood deeply what I needed done, and as a result,she provided a first draft that was way beyond what I could have imagined. I asked Carreen to write a biography on my father, something that required not only strong writing skills, but more importantly the sensitivity to understand how we wanted it to read. Her emotional intelligence allowed her to gather tons of wonderful stories from the over 25 inverviews she performed. She put them together into a book that reads well and does justice to the project. I highly recommend Carreen. She was engaged, passionate, timely, honest, and just a really fun person to work with. Thank you!!"

Private earnings
Rating is 4 out of 5.
4.00 Mar 21, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021

"A good Job by Carreen."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Mar 29, 2021 - Apr 8, 2021

"Absolutely would recommend"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Feb 26, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021

"Amazing writer ! She does her job with passion. She is an artist as she is able to tell a story in everything she writes."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Nov 17, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020

"I came to Carreen as a man with an unjustified, unfair termination from my previous employer. After my first appeal was denied I felt frustrated and needed help writing an effective letter explaining the honest mistake and asking for a second chance. In a matter of hours (no more than two days), she was able to put everything together in an order that made sense and that highlighted my top skills and achievements. She also created a really effective narrative so any reader could clearly understand my point of view and empathize with me. Through this process, Carreen was super easy to talk to. She gets what you're trying to achieve and will work with you on every detail. You really should hire her! I was impressed!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 23, 2020

"Great work!!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jan 30, 2020 - Feb 6, 2020

"I enjoyed working with Carreen -- she is extremely sharp and knows how to tell a compelling story. Carreen went out of her way to ensure that I was 100% satisfied with the project. She submitted the deliverables in a timely manner. She also has excellent communication skills. I recommend her highly and look forward to working with her again in the near future!"

Private earnings

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Portfolio

Company Founder Memorial Story
Company Founder Memorial Story
The Big Misery - newspaper story
The Big Misery - newspaper story
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Testimonials

Endorsements from past clients

"I have enlisted Carreen's expertise on several projects over the past three decades. She is the finest content and copy editor I have worked with. She reliably makes complex concepts accessible with the written word, drawing out the necessary details in a brief conversation and crafting a message that resonates with its intended audience. She is sensitive to - and diplomatic about - all things socially and politically important. Carreen is current and forward-thinking with trends and topics yet upholds the traditional standards of writing, recalling minutiae details from the most respected style guides in the English language. Not even your grandmother will find errors in her grammatical offerings. "

Tamara V. | Journalist & Author
books, articles, radio, media strategy
Jan 2021
Verified

"Carreen worked for me at BIV Media Group as a reporter covering business issues in Metro Vancouver. She was always professional, on deadline, and had a great sense of where the real story was. She works hard and doesn't stop until she has what's needed. And she is fun to work with. She is smart and a quick learner with a wide range of interests, underpinned by the fascination and curiosity behind all great writers. I confidently recommend her for any writing assignments."

Peter L. | Founder, Business in Vancouver newspaper
business reporter
Jan 2021
Verified

"Carreen is a disciplined professional who has tackled a number of challenging and diverse writing assignments for me and my team. She’s a highly talented writer who brings a unique skill set and passion to her work. These combined consistently yield exceptional results. She’s a pleasure to work with, greatly collaborative, and quick to respond. I highly recommend Carreen for your copy writing needs."

Sharon W. | Director of Corporate Communication
Numerous writing projects
Mar 2021
Verified