consultancy services

In addition to being a published author and freelance writer, Karen Wyld offers a range of consultancy services for individuals and organisations.

Karen has worked within many sectors, accumulating professional capabilities and qualifications that allow her to provide a diverse range of services. She has a background in: community development; social housing; workplace training; project management; social research; Aboriginal health and services; primary health care; and small business.


Community engagement and consultations
Facilitation and workplace training
Social research
Conference / event reporting
Program/project evaluations
Secretariat management and support
Grant and tender writing
Acquittals and final reports
Developing training manuals and resources

freelance writing

Technical writing – including content for government health, legal and lifestyle websites
Freelance writing – articles, blog posts, reporting, and more

Samples of published articles:

The Guardian Five questions to indie author Karen Wyld for IndigenousX, 25 June 2015

The Australian Spec Fic Snapshot 2014 – Karen Wyld


Introduction for Just Justice Book, 24 November 2016

Preview for Living Our Way Conference (First Peoples Disability Network), 22 May 2017

Living Our Way Conference wrap-up, 1 June 2017


workplace training

Karen has designed and delivered workshops for government, private and not-for-profit organisations. Her focus is on strengthening organisations’ capacity to work with Aboriginal peoples and communities. Taking a cultural safety approach to learning and development, she can tailor training for your workplace.

Workshops include:

  • Cultural Safety Workshops – for health and community services organisations
  • Cultural Competency Workshops – aimed at human resources and managers
  • Effective Use of Social Media for Employees Workshop – suitable for not for profit organisations

writer support

If you are interested in writing Aboriginal characters, histories or places in your work, Karen can provide:

  • Manuscript assessments
  • Consults to help guide your research and writing
  • Ongoing support during writing & editing process

Note: these services encourage respectful writing, and do not involve any form of cultural approval. It is important to be mindful of cultural protocol.

Group or individual sessions on:

  • Self-publishing for beginners: tips on becoming an Indie author.
  • Building a Writer’s Platform: using social media and blogging as a writer – without annoying people.
  • Writers workshops, on a range of topics


community arts-worker

Karen has decades of experience project managing community arts projects for all ages, using different mediums. In addition to literature, her strength lies in Aboriginal textiles – weaving and grass sculptures.

She has been involved in art exhibitions, and has sold many pieces.

She also have experience in planning, presenting and evaluating small to large-scale community and corporate events.


ABN 27137717642
Professional indemnity insurance

MEAA membership (Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance)
First Nations Australian Writers Network member
Fellow of Governor’s Leadership Foundation 2011

Qualifications, capabilities and references available on request.