content writer | photographer
The person behind the Lens and Pen brand is content writer and photographer, Karen Quist. That’s me! Degree qualified in professional writing and editing, I have fifteen years’ experience as a copywriter, but could never let go of my first love – photography.
For years I ran a portrait photography business alongside my copywriting services, until a lightbulb moment struck: why not combine the two? And so, with entrepreneurs and small business owners in mind, I’ve created a one-stop shop where you can get all the visual and written content you need to make your website sing.
My commitment to you: before I type a single word or pick up my camera, I’ll spend time getting to know what makes you and your business unique. We’ll define your brand and your unique selling point, so that we can create written and visual content that stands out from the pack.
I live in Melbourne, but my birthplace and spiritual home is Cape Town. I share my home and life with my husband, two teenage daughters, a neurotic dog and two spoilt rabbits. I’m addicted to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and social media, and balance my vices (reluctantly) with online fitness program 28 by Sam Wood. I love to travel, LOVE to read – my favourite author is Maggie O’Farrell. I never know what to wear, spend too much time watching British crime drama, and love the sound of crashing waves.