Karen Connelly

Copywriter · Copy Editor

United States

I'm a copywriter and copy editor from the southern New England/NYC area.

I began my career in NYC working with my first love—children's literature. I was a wet-behind-the-ears Children's Books Marketing person who got to create fun and clever promotional and marketing materials for William Morrow Publishers' five children's book imprints. After a few years in book publishing, I sashayed over to magazine publishing (literally two city blocks away). There, I honed my craft in art/editorial production, working alongside the most elite designers, editors, and writers in the world at Rolling Stone, US, Men's Journal, Family Life, Travel & Leisure, House & Garden, and Real Simple magazines. Holy damn, New York City in the 90s was fun.

I have since collaborated with companies and clients across food, fashion, tech, entertainment, travel, interior design, health and beauty, automotive, and medical research industries. Although my primary expertise lies in words, I proudly possess a keen visual aesthetic as well.

I'm currently busy creating engaging content and concepts for Conair and its subsidiary brands: Cuisinart, BaByliss, scünci, and Waring. On any given day, I write about anything and everything, from kitchen appliances to hair stylers to accessories. I can shift gears like a rally driver.

Beyond the writing, I'm mother to 3 beautiful people, a potter, lover of dogs, frequenter of concerts, explorer of places, enjoyer of beachy islands, laugher at smart and ridiculous humor, former lead singer of a rock and blues outfit, and Oxford comma loyalist.

Contrary to my profile photo, I do not have an actual (visible) mustache.


Some Written Work

Waring Commercial's Living Proof with Jon Ashton
School Chef Thinking Outside the Lunchbox

When she created the Up Island Schools Food Program, Jenny saw an opportunity to improve both nutrition and education around school lunch when she noticed how there were numerous farms and fisheries being underutilized.

Waring Commercial's Living Proof with Jon Ashton
Farmer Lee Jones & The Chef’s Garden

Farmer Lee Jones & The Chef’s Garden share their inspiring family story, and how they adapted their business to endure during the 2020 pandemic.

Cuisinart AirFryer Toaster Oven

Cuisinart’s signature Air Fryer just got even better! In addition to Air Frying french fries, baking cookies or warming up your leftovers, now you can make even more delicious meals in your Cuisinart® Air Fryer Toaster Oven with Grill! Sear steaks and vegetables on one side and griddle the perfect breakfast on the other with the new dual-sided grill and griddle plate. Bring next-generation cooking to your countertop with the spacious 8-function oven that makes cooking a feast for family and...

Cuisinart Coffee Center 2-in-1 Coffeemaker

Drip or pod, hot or iced, single cup or carafe for 12—get your coffee, your way with the Cuisinart 2-in-1 Coffeemaker. This kitchen essential for coffee lovers takes home brewing to another level by combining 12-cup carafe and single-serve options in one convenient unit. Brew a full pot 25% faster with Extreme Brew technology. Customize when and how you want your coffee with advanced start, Brew Pause™, temperature control, auto-off, and bold flavor settings. Instantly brew a single serving...

Quick Gems by Conair

Fun for all hair types Quick Gems™ is a fun, easy way to add some shimmer to your hair! This jeweler set includes a variety of sparkling pastel gems in assorted shapes and sizes. Capture a wave of nostalgia mixed with today's current fashion trends and sparkle like you mean it!

Conair Jet Hydro Spa

Transform your tub into a relaxing home spa with the Conair® Jet Hydro Spa. It has up to 20% more power than BTS7, Conair’s best- selling dual jet bath spa! The all-in-one unit mounts on any standard-sized tub with secure no-slip suction cups—all you need to do is add water and relax! Dual intake valves with adjustable aeration provide continuous water pressure that massages away stress and soreness with targeted relief. The jets feature multidirectional nozzles, so you can aim at your...