• Writer, Editor, Consultant

C.G. Koens

Your Ideas. Refined.


Specializing in writing professional bios and revitalizing existing content, I work behind the scenes to make you shine. Collaborating with clients to find their voice and vision, I draft copy for newsletters and promotional emails using your ideas and themes, crafting a message that resonates with your audience, and brings your idea to life.


As a copy editor, I specialize in making your writing sound like you, but better. Whether it’s on a website, in the pages of a book, or cleaning up copy on a product, I strive to make your message clear — specifically focusing on editing for clarity of message, double-checking grammar and punctuation, link testing (as needed), and length.


Using social media as a tool for promotion of a company or a product can be confusing. I help you find the balance – and the outlets – that work best for you and your needs. Additionally, having delved through the self-publishing process personally, I offer ideas and support for authors looking to take their book from idea to marketplace.


  • Carrie worked her magic on four stories for our 2018 Annual Report this year, taking source material and turning it into powerful short essays sharing the impact of Episcopal Relief & Development’s work in our signature program priorities. She quickly learned our brand and tone and was easy to work with through our internal review process. I recommend Carrie for any writing or editing needs and look forward to working with her again in the future!

    Stephanie Quick

    Episcopal Relief & Development
  • Carrie was an excellent copy editor for our recent, 400-page website redevelopment project. She was prompt, thorough and delightful to work with. [We] would recommend her for any copy editing role!

    Chicago Architecture Foundation

  • If you struggle to find a way to showcase your brilliance without bragging, I can’t recommend Carrie Koens highly enough. I’ll be using her every year to make sure my bio is updated, and I’ll be recommending her to all my speaker friends and clients. She’s that good! Worth 10x what I invested in working with her.

    Phil Gerbyshak

    Speaker and Author
  • As a copy editor Carrie has a knack for improving every piece of copy she touches. I got to work with Carrie on the content for the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s new website. She’s talented, knowledgeable and fun to work with. Carrie’s attention to detail is second to none. Although we worked on the project remotely, it was a true collaborative effort because of her great communication skills.

    Molly Page

    author of "100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die"
  • Carrie is an enthusiastic as well as creative writer. She pays great attention to detail and is excellent at any proofreading jobs I send her way.

    Jessica Fisher

    blogger at LifeasMOM.com and author of "Good Cheap Eats: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less"
  • Carrie’s background allowed her to combine quality edits with insightful theological commentary to help me think through the way I was communicating my thoughts, [and she] continued to be a source of help long after the initial edits were completed.

    Jeremy Lundmark

    author of "The Fury of God"
  • Carrie’s work is top notch and always marked with a seal of excellence. She knows her craft better than anyone out there. When she joins a project, you can anticipate full commitment and world class results.

    Megan Constantino

    Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Parachute Partners
  • Carrie is very detail-oriented and produced amazing results for a project I was working on. Not only is she dedicated, she will also provide support and encouragement through the entire project.

    Jessica Edmisten

  • Carrie is a very gifted independent social media consultant. She has brought great value to my blog, website, twitter and online presence. It’s nice to be able to partner with someone who is creative, organized, prompt, and who understands your needs.

    Jeremy Kingsley

    professional speaker, author of "Inspired People Produce Results"