Karyn Collins

Highland Park, NJ USA
Website: http://www.karyncollins.com

Professional Experience

Veteran journalist with 25 years in the business, offers worker-bee attitude and supervisory experience as Style Editor, a keen eye and attention to detail as an editor/proofreader, plus writing experience in fashion, features, luxury lifestyles, entertainment, African American culture...


Copy Editor
15 Years
25 Years
Other, Specify
5 Years


Arts & Humanities
26 Years
26 Years
7 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
7 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
25 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Nia Online (10+), Asbury Park Press/4074- Gannett (10+), Dance Magazine (6-10), BET Magazine (6-10), Dance Teacher Magzine (1-2), Pointe Magazine (1-2)

Technical Skills

Audio editing (wavepad)

Computer Skills

Word, Windows, WordPress, Coyote, Adobe


Laptop, digital recorder, digital camera (Canon Powershot).


Available upon request


AWARDS (within the last 6 years) 2008/ Dance New Jersey Dance Advocacy Award 2007/ Garden State Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), 1st Place, Features 2007/ New Jersey Press Association, 1st Place, Special Section (team award) 2004 / Natl Assoc. of Women Business Owners (NJ chap.), Platinum Star Award - Media Leadership 2003/ Garden State Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), 1st Place, Criticism 2003/ Garden State Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), 1st Place, Profile Writing 2003/ National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Media Award


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS *National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) *Garden State Assoc. of Black Journalists *NABJ Arts & Entertainment Journalism Task Force (founder, former chair) *National Dance Critic Association (former chair) *Society of Professional Journalists



To see work by Karyn Collins including fashion layouts and a range of stories - features, fashion, arts & entertainment/profiles, dance, please go to my website at www.karyncollins.com