Karen Syed

Karen Syed

President at Sassy Gal Enterprises

Orlando, Florida Area
Writing and Editing

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Karen Syed's Overview

  • President at Sassy Gal Enterprises
  • President at Quake: Shakin' Up Young Readers
  • President at Echelon Press, LLC
  • Supporter at Love is Murder
  • Member at Conference Network
  • Reader at Romantic Times
  • Carroll Community College
  • Bayshore High school

500+ connections


Karen Syed's Summary

Karen L. Syed is the president and COO of Echelon Press, LLC. Every day is a new success story for her as she continues to grow herself and her business. She has seen seven of her own novels published (writing as Alexis Hart), along with numerous articles and short stories. Her latest, "Lost and Found" is tickling the funny bone of readers worldwide. She is committed to helping and encouraging everyone she comes in contact with to seek a healthier and more positive quality of life by reaching for their dreams.

Her newest fascination has taken root in the Steampunk industry. This tremendously interesting genre based in the Victorian era is helping to feed a minor obsession with the time period. She is currently embarking on her own Steampunk series called Petticoat Junction. With more than a quarter of a century experience in the book industry, she hopes this one will propel her into the bestseller category. Time will tell.

Karen recently moved to Orlando, FL with her nearly perfect husband, so they could be closer to Tinker Bell, oh and Mickey Mouse. She has her priorities in order.

You can learn more about Karen Syed at http://klsyed.com.


Enthusiasm, commitment, exceptional support skills.

Karen Syed's Experience


Sassy Gal Enterprises

January 2012Present (2 years 10 months)

Helping authors develop their skills as writers, marketers, and self-published authors. Providing consultation and production with publication of personal materials and fiction. Editing, graphics, formatting, and production, at reasonable prices.

Sassy Gal Productions
Perception is 100% attitude!


Quake: Shakin' Up Young Readers

January 2007Present (7 years 10 months)

Quake is an imprint of an independent publishing house looking forward to growing with young readers. With a strong foundation in the publishing industry, this imprint of Echelon Press, LLC will feature books that will both educate and entertain young readers as they grow and experience the many adventures of life.


Echelon Press, LLC

February 2001Present (13 years 9 months)

Six years ago, Echelon Press was a dream. Today, they house some of the most incredible talent in the industry. Holding fast to their original goals, they continue to seek fresh voices. Echelon’s quest is and always has been to bring dedicated authors, who are determined to succeed, onto their team. They are pleased to have found a comfortable place in the mystery/suspense genre and are actively seeking submissions of all lengths. From short stories to full-length novels, with word counts ranging from 2,500 to 90,000 words. They are especially interested in growing their E-book line. For more information about Echelon Press, visit www.echelonpress.com.


Love is Murder

20032012 (9 years)

Guest Panelist, Editorial Consultant, Event Sponsor


Conference Network

20012012 (11 years)


Romantic Times

20002009 (9 years)

Conference Program Coordinator

Independent Distributor

Reliv International

Public Company; 201-500 employees; RELV; Health, Wellness and Fitness industry

August 2007August 2008 (1 year 1 month)

Reliv International is committed to nourishing our world. As an independent distributor it is my honor to introduce as many people as I can to a safe and simple series of nutritional supplements that are specially formulated to enhance the body's overall well being and to offer an alternative for a better quality of life.

Karen Syed's Publications

  • Moonlight for Maggie

    • Echelon Press
    • November 15, 2011
    Authors: Karen Syed

    Maggie Howell is as independent as they come. She can handle anything life throws her way, including gangsters. Without a man's help!

    Paul Remington knows where a woman belongs. Not in the line of fire. He's determined to convince Maggie she needs his help, even if it kills him.

    And it might!

    But it's all in the name of love. Moonlight, mystery, and passion shoot sparks across the Louisiana sky!

Karen Syed's Skills & Expertise

  1. Publisher
  2. Author
  3. Public Speaking
  4. Microsoft Publisher
  5. Books
  6. Creative Writing
  7. Organizational Commitment
  8. Blogging
  9. Editing
  10. Copy Editing
  11. Published Author
  12. Novels
  13. Social Networking
  14. Lifestyle
  15. Fiction
  16. Feature Articles
  17. Ebooks
  18. Fiction Writing
  19. Publishing
  20. Proofreading
  21. Speech Writing
  22. Literary Fiction
  23. Entertainment
  24. Newsletters
  25. Freelance Writing
  26. Magazine Articles
  27. Editorial
  28. Leadership
  29. Storytelling
  30. Journalism
  31. Short Stories
  32. Web Content
  33. Facebook
  34. Book Reviews
  35. Non-fiction
  36. Content Writing
  37. Creative Writer
  38. Literature
  39. Memoir
  40. Publications
  41. Poetry
  42. Publicity
  43. Science Fiction
  44. SEO copywriting
  45. Press Releases
  46. Creative Non-fiction
  47. Grammar
  48. Social Media

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Karen Syed's Education

Carroll Community College


Activities and Societies: Adjunct Faculty for "Guide to Getting Published" program.

Bayshore High school


Karen Syed's Additional Information


Books, reading, enhancing leadership skills, writing, music, nutrition

Groups and Associations:

Mystery Writers of America, Marketing Mavericks, Sisters in Crime, Love is Murder, Mystery Lover's Corner, Breakthrough Promotions, EPIC

Honors and Awards:

2000 Publishers Weekly Bookseller of the Year Nominee.

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