Books edited by karen

Who doesn’t love a good book, an exquisitely written piece of prose, a clever plot twist, or just a good old-fashioned pun? ME! There has never been a time when I haven’t had a book on the go, or a journal, or a story unwinding in my head. So it makes sense that I spend my day creating text as a copywriter, or editing it as a freelance editor.

I love reading the works of my clients. Every day I learn something new, and there is nothing more rewarding than helping a writer's masterpiece get out into the world.

I've had the privilege of working on some amazing books:


Now in her 9th decade, Anne John-Aitken recounts her remarkable life, spanning the world and making friends wherever she went. Born in Haiti in 1929, she has rich and vivid memories of her childhood growing up in the West Indies. In her teens, her family moved to England and Anne served as a WREN in the British Royal Navy before marrying and living in Scotland, England and Malta.


In 1968, Anne emigrated with her husband and five children to Fremantle, Western Australia. In 1980, as soon as her youngest reached adulthood, Anne and a friend set off on an epic tour around Australia in a truck converted into a mobile home. She went on to go on many round-the-world trips, including a visit back to Jamaica in 1984. Anne retells her escapades with charm, warmth and humour in colourful detail.

Originally two volumes ('Incredible Memories' 1929 - 1947 West Indies and 'Incredible Memories Continue' 1947- 1968 Europe), Anne has delighted us with the third (but not final!) story of her adventuring spirit from 1968 - 1998 and bound her diverse life into one amazing book.

This book is a fascinating read for both friends, family of Anne and anyone who wants to be inspired by a strong, adventuring woman.


Welcome to this enticingly overgrown backyard, where by the glow of a comforting campfire you will meet The Old Lady who shares with you her liberating secrets.

Sipping on aromatic tea, freshly picked from the wild surrounds, be regaled with fantastical stories and entertaining antics that will enliven and warm your heart. Rich with humour and kindness, the lovable old lady will joyously set your mind free.

A timeless friendship that will invigorate your life and quench your parched soul, every sip of tea brings a gift, every gift reveals the beautiful truth about you... ready to be unwrapped together.


Dr Johan Janssen has been listening to, measuring and mending his patients' hearts for over 40 years. A large part of his role as a Cardiologist is to educate his patients in heart functions and health.

He has written this book to help further serve not only his patients but every person who has a beating heart inside their body. The straight-talking, conversational tone of this book explains the intricacies of the heart, its functions, its incredible design and its diseases in easy-to-understand terms.

Dr Janssen likens this pump in our bodies to an engine with all its working parts. All cars need to be checked and fine-tuned and likewise our own internal pump. This piece of machinery works with electrical, plumbing, and mechanical functions which all work together. It works long and hard for us to live a healthy life, but unfortunately humans don't always afford the respect it needs. Poor lifestyle choices and hereditary conditions can affect the functioning of the heart, and Dr Janssen goes into friendly detail about what is best for this incredible organ.