Professional Bio – Kristen Havens

Kristen Havens is a writer, ghostwriter, and editor with over 15 years of experience working in publishing and digital content marketing. Previously a book marketer for Tallfellow Press, Kristen loves working with subject matter experts in technical and medical fields to help improve their work and think strategically about the marketplace. 

Her first uncredited collaboration with a nonfiction author became an Amazon Hot New Release within two weeks of its publication and quickly rose to the Top 10 in three categories. Later, she was proud to collaborate as a developmental editor on Stacey Rosenfeld, PhD's blog-to-book project Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?, called "an important addition to the field" by Jean Kilbourne, EdD, creator of the Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women film series.

As a website copywriter and content marketing writer, she has created digital content for numerous corporate clients, authors, publishers, and small businesses.

Before becoming a full-time writer and editor, Kristen helped dozens of authors and publishers launch successful social media campaigns, including nonfiction books that went on to be The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe bestsellers. She has given interviews about self-marketing for authors on the television program The Book Authority and the radio show Stars of PR, and has presented about social media, marketing, and search engine optimization for the Los Angeles Editors and Writers Group, the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, the American Society for Training and Development (Los Angeles Chapter), and business coaching groups on both coasts.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, she holds a B.A. in anthropology with a focus on Spanish and Latin American studies. She lives in Los Angeles.

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