Caren Burmeister

Copy Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer

Independent editor, writer and coach

Being captivated by a good story is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It’s why I love being a storyteller.

A journalist for 21 years, I covered government, legal affairs, and many other subjects. Most of all, I treasured the in-depth pieces that explored social trends and universal truths about human nature.

Back when I got my degree in journalism, I had no idea the industry would nearly collapse in two decades. I retired in 2010, as mass layoffs crippled newsrooms across the country. Journalism had changed and so had I.

But my deepest desire had not. I began a journey of self-reflection to discover what it was in me that brought out the best in others. In the end, I came back to the beginning: I love writing inspiring stories that add meaning to life and helping other people write theirs.

Persistent and curious by nature, I find precious insights through careful research and interviews. I have an ear for narratives that captivate readers and an intuitive understanding of the structure and elements that make a story sing.

Taking a collaborative approach to editing, I work tactfully with authors to clarify and strengthen their stories while retaining their voice.

I now write and edit for Biography Masters and provide editorial services for other print and online clients through my business, Caren Tells Your Story.

Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Whitepaper, Ebook, Website Copy, Case Study, Press Release, Infographic Copy, Email Newsletter, Guide, Checklist
More Information
University of Miami , Bachelor's degree: dual major in journalism and sociology
Jacksonville, FL, USA|English

Published Content

Middle Market Business: Planning for the Next Generation

Preparing for the Future: Businesses that Thrive for Generations Will Eventually Outlive Their Founders.

August 7th, 2019
Blog Post
Buy-Sell Agreements

A buy-sell agreement is key to a successful exit strategy

August 6th, 2019
The Apartment Boom...Jobs, Population Growth, Driving Construction

Apartment construction is booming across Jacksonville with a 51 percent increase in new units this year compared with last year. But the growth isn’t enough to offset soaring rents and occupancy rates.

September 13th, 2018
Murray Hill on the rise: Neighborhood attracting big influx of new restaurants, shops

With its brick storefronts, 1940s bungalows, affordable rent and proximity to Downtown and Riverside, Murray Hill’s reputation as Jacksonville’s next up-and-coming neighborhood seems inevitable.

March 31st, 2017
Relationship Tips from Top Psychologist and Relationship Expert

Science is proving that matters of the heart affect our whole being and there may be evidence that it’s all in our heads.

February 23rd, 2015
First Act
April 12th, 2015

Meeting the Global Challenge of Autism Training
Circle the Center With New Travel Guidebook About Florida’s Labyrinth

Edited Circle the Center: Labyrinths in Florida, a travel guidebook by Lucy Tobias, who walked or contacted more than 130 labyrinths across the state.

April 11th, 2018
Cross-examination master gives advice

Known for his defense work for the Boston Strangler, O.J. Simpson and Dr. Sam Sheppard, it was clear in Friday’s presentation that F. Lee Bailey has a gifted memory that’s razor sharp at age 84.

April 26th, 2017
With traffic surging, Jacksonville International Airport adding 3rd concourse

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority is seeking design bids for a new concourse to accommodate more passengers at the airport, which saw business grow 16 percent last year.

March 1st, 2019
Avoiding ‘business killers:’ Plan for who’s next, leaders urged

Business owners often bank on their company as a source of retirement income. But many of them fail to plan for leaving someday, whether it’s through retirement, illness or death.

April 15th, 2019
Author | Maggie FitzRoy Author

Edited Mercy's Way, a historical romance novel about a young woman who risks her life, crossing the continent on the Oregon Trail to marry a man she's never met.
Blog Post
Yoga Therapy/Jacksonville/Emotive Yoga Therapy

Emotive Yoga Therapy offers a direct experience, a mental shift that can help break negative habits and destructive thinking patterns. I designed the website and wrote web copy and blogs.
Update on FirstNet Rollout

FirstNet is a national wireless connection dedicated to public safety that helps first responders conquer overloaded or inaccessible communications networks.

April 26th, 2019
Springing to life: Springfield’s current renaissance seems to have staying power

Skyrocketing home values and Main Street business investments indicate that Springfield's current turnaround may be sustainable.

August 4th, 2017
Tampa’s Hot for Startups and Innovation

Just a short drive from some of the country’s best beaches, Tampa’s dynamic business growth and affordability can make it irresistible for startups.

May 18th, 2016
Blog Post
Chair Yoga–This is Not Your Grandmother’s Yoga

Just because you’re not getting up and down in rapid succession from the mat doesn’t mean you’re not getting a good workout.

February 11th, 2015
WWII veteran recalls escape from Stalag 17

Whitepaper on Autism in health care settings.

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