Greetings from Cape Foulwind!

Hi, my name is Karen and I live on the beautiful West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

Writing has always been a passion of mine. I specialise in writing content for websites and I deliver a range of domain and email hosting services, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), website administration, email marketing and auto responders for a select clientele. I take pride in my ability to understand my clients’ needs and provide cost effective, practical solutions in a timely manner.

View My Portfolio for samples of my current and past projects. I use and recommend the WordPress platform for new projects as it delivers a modern, responsive (mobile friendly), website that is easy for you and your customers to navigate. Once a website has been built, I offer complete flexibility for my clients to manage and update their own website content. Alternatively, I am happy to maintain the site and update the website on an as required basis.

Let’s talk. I’d be delighted to work with you on your next project.


“I had the pleasure of working with Karen during her prior role of DairyBase Manager (DairyNZ). I found Karen to be incredibly organised, competent and committed – factors that guaranteed the success of our project and have undoubtedly underpinned her successful career in Information Technology and Business.” Cam Neilson, Consulting Team Leader, Datacom


“Karen sets very high standards for herself which she invariable meets, she has understood and engaged IVS’s target market with considerable success…” Peter Webb, CEO, Independent Verification Services Limited


“I have worked closely with Karen for a number of years providing online development and marketing solutions. Karen has commisioned many complex technical solutions for IVS through WebSpring (a NetValue company). She has helped drive these to success by providing clear, concise technical requirements and working collaboratively to bring projects to completion. She has a great understanding of the online medium, and also recognises the opportunity and value for staff/customers in providing online solutions that improve process or address common business issues.” Nick Kemp, Formerly Web Team Manager, NetValue/Webspring


“Everest Group has worked with Karen for a number of years and has watched her grow within the Company. Karen is a talented, dedicated, committed part of IVS and their success, particularly in relation to the development of business systems and structure, can be contributed to Karen. We believe Karen has huge potential and is a rising star.” Senga Allen, Managing Director, Everest Group Limited


“I am delighted to be able to make comment on the many positive attributes that Karen Forsman has, and continues to contribute to this group. Karen is a personable and well organised individual with all encompassing skill sets and undoubted leadership skills. I am thankful for her ownership and work in modifying and maintaining our website and social media; as well as for her planning and analytical skills in assessing and reporting on direction and delivery of project and marketing initiatives. In a very short time Karen has gained the respect of members and the community at large. As Chairman, it is great for me to know, that when Karen accepts an undertaking, then I can be assured that it will be researched, carried out with professionalism, and completed within a designated timeframe…” Geoff Schurr, Chairman, Advance Northern West Coast (ANWC)