I am a freelance professional editor, author and creative consultant with a love for reading and adventure. My specialty is wielding words in a succinct, productive way to solve problems and improve articles, novels, websites, magazines and even businesses. I thrive on new projects and challenges. My clients rely on me because I’m creative, versatile and fast. My kids love me because I can make them laugh.

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#WorldsToughestJob Video: Delightful or Deceitful?

By Kimberly Carlson

There is a video making the rounds across the internet, and I’m curious to know whether you find it delightful or deceitful. Have you seen it yet? I’m not going to spoil the ending for you if you haven’t, but know that it starts with this job posting in which the duties included things like “oversee […]

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Portland Spring Break 2014

By Kimberly Carlson

Spring Break 2014 is almost here! Time to celebrate it, PDX style! If you’re not going out of town – or if you’re in need of a staycation, these locations are sure to be a big hit for your whole family. Oregon Zoo. Yes, I know you’ve been there before. Yes I know it’s probably […]

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Santa Sightings in Portland!

By Kimberly Carlson

I admit it, my kids (and I) have always hated going to see Santa in the mall. From the long lines, to the crying children around us, it’s never been our idea of a jolly good time. Add my lack of zeal for shopping and you can imagine how hard it was for my kids […]

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Light Up Your Holiday: Portland ZooLights are Back!

By Kimberly Carlson

Light up your holiday with Zoolights at the Oregon Zoo! ZooLights gates are open from 5-8 p.m. and guests may stay on the grounds until 9 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday ZooLights gates stay open until 8:30 p.m. and you may stay on the grounds until 9:30 p.m. This annual event […]

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Giving Tuesday: Portland Neighborhood Focus

By Kimberly Carlson

  Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? It is a wonderful counter balance to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. This new tradition was started last year to help bring back the focal point from how much you can receive, to how much you can give to those in need. While many communities, […]

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Portland Small Business Saturday

By Kimberly Carlson

  Talking about Small Business Saturday feels, I admit, a bit like I’m preaching to the choir here. Oregonians are known for their support of local businesses, and this year will likely be no different. But there are a few Small Business Saturday ideas you may not know. Ironically, Small Business Saturday was created by […]

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Healthy Halloween Starts at Home

By Kimberly Carlson

I had the great fortune of interviewing Dr. Keith Kantor recently. Dr. Kantor holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences, serves on the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Committee and is the author of What Matters. Dr. Kantor is passionate about teaching healthy lifestyles to families across the nation. He’s currently working on a children’s book that […]

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All Hands on Deck! Seaport Celebration

By Kimberly Carlson

Summer isn’t over yet, and neither are all the fun family activities to do in and around Portland. This Saturday, August 17, the Port of Portland’s Terminal 4 is opening up (FREE!) to the public for a full day of fun. Registration for their Seaport Celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the event starting at […]

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Lucky Penny Press Children’s eBooks

By Kimberly Carlson

Self-publications seem to be a dime a dozen these days. Whether you have a Kindle, a Nook or an iPad, eReaders are inundated with great, good, and, let’s face it, not-so-good books for both adults and children. As a parent, I am appalled at some of the book choices that appear when my nine-year-old daughter […]

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What’s in a Name?

By Kimberly Carlson

As pop culture buzzes about which name William and Kate will give to the new royal prince, and women like Katie Hopkins says “I do judge children by their names,” on a popular British morning talk show, I can’t help but wonder what sort of judgments will be made about my children when school starts. […]

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