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; workplace training; project management; training and assessing university students; Aboriginal health and services; and primary health care.


Community engagement and consultations
Facilitation and workplace training
Social research
Program/project evaluations
Grant and tender writing
Acquittals and final reports
Technical writing – including web content
Freelance writing – articles, blog posts and more
Developing training manuals and resources

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.

Karen also presents writers workshops at the bookshop.

Support for student studying courses/units that have an Aboriginal focus include mentoring and providing feedback on draft assignments.

Karen provides mentoring for writers through SA Writers Centre’s new Mentorship Program


ABN 27137717642
Professional indemnity insurance

MEAA membership (Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance)
Board member of  First Nations Australian Writers Network

Qualifications, capabilities and references available on request.