Meet Karin Wiberg
I didn’t take the traditional writerly educational path. Rather, I earned a BA in chemistry (yup, science), an executive MBA, and a business coaching certificate. I spent a decade+ in the corporate world, writing mountains of documents and taking creative writing classes outside of work, before moving into strategic business consulting.
Occasionally I wrote for clients—articles, blog posts, white papers—but I never gave writing my full focus. Then I had a colleague who kept talking about writing her book—and talking about it and talking about it—and never finishing it. Finally I said, “Let’s go write your book.” So we did. And when we finished it, I said, “Oh! That’s what I’m supposed to do!”
Books are long-haul projects. I happen to like long-haul projects. I like putting together jigsaw puzzles. I like to think hard. I like to bring language to life—and life to language. Working on books combines my strategic, analytical, and creative skills. I find making books fun.
And the feeling of holding a completed project in your hands—a physical, tangible, beautiful project—well, it’s satisfying to say the least. We created THIS. (And, yes, it’s almost always a “we.”)
Over the past several years, I’ve written books, rewritten books, revised books, edited books, coached people writing books, and helped people publish books. I’ve also snuck in a little of my own writing and publishing (poetry!).
On the side I’ve managed a literary magazine; I’ve judged book contests for Writer’s Digest magazine and essay contests for the Jane Austen Society of North America and the Wake County chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; I’ve served on grant panels for the North Carolina Arts Council, the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County; and I’ve done a little business coaching over at UNC-Chapel Hill.
If you’re the kind of person who appreciates a broad strategic background and needs a trusted partner for your book project, we might be a good fit.
Here’s a 90-second hello video so you can hear the dulcet sound of my voice (heh).
And if you have five minutes, my mini-keynote gives you a pretty good idea how I think.
If you’re still exploring the idea of a book or just aren’t quite ready to commit yet, I encourage you to subscribe to my monthly newsletter.
And if you’re ready to talk, get in touch—I’d love to help you achieve the satisfaction of holding your very own finished book in your hands. Wait till you see what it can do for you…