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