Who I am

Although this page is about me, it is also about your perception of me.

Maybe my Twitter handle says it best #Writer #photographer, workaholic  #newsjunkie, aging geek, toyi-toying optimist  #diversity  #truth. Made in South Africa.

My City – Durban

I live in in my favorite city in the whole world – Durban on the East Coast of South Africa. I love the sub-tropical climate, the proximity to the warm Indian Ocean and the friendliness of the people. Durban is a noisy bustling African city where you can hop from a soothing symphony concert to a Bhangra bash to smooth township jazz all in one evening. Here East meets West meets Africa in a particular Marsala mix of flavors.

I am blessed to work from home and I usually work six or seven days a week, depending on the workload. I live in a garden cottage of a communal house with two Persian cats.

(Now, let me do the formal part)

Who is Karen E Lotter?

Karen Lotter is a journalist and writer based in Durban, South Africa. She specializes in creating websites, writing creative and interesting content and optimizing sites for search engines.

Find out here what I do.

She has written profiles, features, advertising copy, obituaries, press releases, and columns in magazines. Also company newsletters, speeches and has written and produced corporate scripts.

Since she stopped writing political speeches, mainly for local government (after 13 years in the trenches), she has focused on writing for the web and presenting workshops on communications-related issues.

Strategizing, social media, building WordPress websites and web content writing have become part of her core business.