Writing and Video Samples

Below, you will find grouped samples of my written work, plus a handful of produced videos. You can also get a sense for my “eye” as an amateur photographer by perusing the rest of this website, which is my personal travel blog. I’ve compiled some of my favorite photos here. If you need more samples of my writing or video production, please let me know via the contact info on my resume or by submitting this form.

Thank you!

Karen


Ghostwritten Op-Eds – During my two years at the Houston Area Women’s Center, I ghostwrote several Op-Eds that were published in the Houston Chronicle. Here are two:

Houston Area Women’s Center Op-Ed and article for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Text: HAWC OpEd – Houston Chronicle Get Past Whys TEXT 8.16.15

Clip: HAWC OpEd – Houston Chronicle Get Past Whys 8.16.15

Houston Area Women’s Center Op-Ed in response to Bill Cosby allegations

Text: HAWC OpEd – Houston Chronicle Cosby Allegations TEXT 7.14.15

Clip: HAWC OpEd – Houston Chronicle Cosby Allegations 7.14.15


Website Articles, Press Releases and Blog Posts – All of these were written by me.

Guest Essay – Domestic Violence Awareness Month is Over — Now What?

HAWC Press Release – Independence Day Bash Recap

HAWC News – Allstate Foundation Empowers Survivors

HAWC News – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

MyFoxHouston – Houstonians ‘Co-Operate’ for Cheaper Organic Produce

MyFoxHouston – Listen Up: Free Audio Tours Coming to Houston

Personal Blog – My Walk with a Trauma Surgeon


Print Materials – I worked with Croxson Design to create a suite of print collateral materials for the Houston Area Women’s Center. All copy was written by me, and most of the photos were taken by me as well. Here are some of the pieces we produced:

HAWC Print – Agency Brochure

HAWC Print – RRR Card

HAWC Print – Poster

HAWC Print – CCS Folding Card


Annual Reports – I produced the 2013 and 2014 annual reports for the Houston Area Women’s Center. Below is a PDF of the 2014 publication. Croxson Design did the artwork. I provided art direction, wrote the copy and took most of the photos.

HAWC Print – 2014 Annual Report


E-Newsletters and E-blasts – Each month, either I or one of my staff produced a newsletter and several e-blasts for the Houston Area Women’s Center. Here are a few that were written and designed by me:

DVAM 2015 E-blast

WOW Grand Tasting E-Blast

November 2015 Newsletter


Media Statements – In the wake of major events and mission-related news, I often quickly wrote and posted statements for the Houston Area Women’s Center on our website and social media platforms. Here are some examples:


Non-Profit Videos & PSAs – All of these videos for the Houston Area Women’s Center were written and edited by me. Other than the media air checks, all agency b-roll, staff interviews and event footage was shot by me.


TV Promos – These are a few of the on-air promos I produced as Promotion Manager at KRIV/KTXH in Houston.

And some older, fun TV promos — when I had more opportunity to do fun spots!