Karen J. Bannan

"Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower." - Author Unknown

To: Karen Bannan
Did I tell you your story was a hit with our prototype focus groups?
To: Editor
I'm glad that the focus groups liked my work. The editing, I am sure, has a lot to do with it, too.

To: Karen Bannan
No, you are wrong about the editing. It's pretty much all you.

The above is an actual email exchange between Karen Bannan and one of her editors. Bannan, who is a full-time freelance writer and editor, has more than a decade of experience. As this editor found out, she knows what it takes to get a story right the first time.

Bannan writes about health, technology, travel, business, small business, fitness, and personal finance. Her work has appeared in more than 100 consumer, custom, and trade publications as well as a handful of the top online properties including Advertising Age, BusinessWeek Online, Emmy, Energy for Women, Family Circle, Fitness, Health, Ladies’ Home Journal, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Parents, PC Magazine, Redbook, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Woman’s Day, and Yankee, among others. Bannan also writes her own blog, NaturalasPossibleMom.com. Follow her work there. On Twitter, follow her at @NaturalasPosMom.
A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Society of Professional Journalists, The American Medical Writers Association, and the Association of Health Care Journalists, Bannan follows her beats religiously, and is always looking out for the next big trend.

Please take a look at her clips. Many are available for reprint purchase. Do you have an immediate editorial need? Call 516-798-6208 or e-mail reprints@karenjbannan.com.