Karen Twelves

editor, copywriter, linguist

Oakland, California

Karen Twelves


Kaiju Incorporated RPG

A comparison of a page from the second draft vs. the final manuscript.

War of Ashes: Off on a Ylark

Developmental editing for fantasy novel.


Karen Twelves

I write engaging copy for websites, emails, Kickstarter campaigns and convention programs, adjusting tone and style based on author and audience.

I provide editing services at a variety of levels:
· Proofreading (error correction, formatting and layout accuracy, style guide adherence)
· Line editing (sentence clarity and thematic tone, provide fact-checking, create style sheets)
· Developmental (stylistic consistency and organization, provide art direction as needed)

I collaborate with authors, layout artists, indexers and project managers throughout production to meet strict deadlines.



  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Developmental Editing