Karrine Steffans is the New York Times best selling author of seven titles: Confessions of a Video Vixen, The Vixen Diaries, The Vixen Manual, Satisfaction, How to Make Love to a Martian, Decor and the Single Girl, and Vindicated, published by Harper Collins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, USA, Steffans Publishing Enterprises, and BenBella Books, respectively.

The author and her books have been featured on shows hosted by the likes of Paula Zahn, Donny Deutsch, Bill O’Reilly, Geraldo Rivera, Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, and the queen of daytime herself, Oprah Winfrey. The author also contributed satirical editorial to HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.  

Steffans serves as keynote and motivational speaker to notable universities (most recently Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania), as well as corporations and private groups. An achieved orator, Steffans touched on a wide array of topics, including but not limited to: gender, sexual autonomy, sexuality and respectability politics, sexism and misogyny, shaming and judgment, domestic violence and the state of hip-hop music as it pertains to the systematic breaking down of the black female image and society as a whole.

As founder of Steffans Publishing Enterprises, Steffans writes, proofreads, and edits engaging literary and digital content for corporations, non-profit organizations, authors and publishing clients, while creating riveting storylines and consistent voices sure to draw readership. Services and projects include but are not limited to: literary proposals, fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, class curriculum, training materials, and personal and professional biographies.

Currently, the author resides in Los Angeles.


Experience

Writer/Editor, Steffans Publishing Enterprises; Los Angeles, CA (2005-Present)

Proofread, write, re-write, and edit engaging literary and digital content for corporations, non-profit organizations, public and private persons, authors and publishing clients, while creating riveting storylines and consistent voices sure to draw readership. Services and projects include but are not limited to literary proposals, fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, class curriculum, training materials, and personal and professional biographies.

Contributor, xoJane.com; New York, NY (2016 - Present)

  • Authored and edited weekly feature articles:
    • My Partner and I Have Agreed to Raise a Feminist-Traditionalist Child
    • Trying to Get Pregnant is Helping Me Overcome My Addiction to Instant Gratification
    • Raspberry Leaf, Moon Cycle, and All the Things My Mother Never Taught Me About Being a Woman
    • How I’m Using Maca Root to Get Over the Election and Get Prepped for Pregnancy
    • My Fertility Detox Isn’t Perfect Because…Beer
    • I’m Afraid to See Mt GynecologistAfter Not tell Him About My Three Abortions
    • Jane Fonda Gave Me Sex Advice in an Elevator and it Changed My Life
    • Jennifer Lopez’s “Ain’t Your Mama” Ain’t My Feminism
    • I Am Becky with the Good Hair…And I Am Also Beyoncé

Author/Editor, Ben Bella Books, Dallas, TX (2013–2016)

  • Authored and edited: 
    • Vindicated (2015)
    • Decor and the Single Girl (2014)

Author/Editor, XXL Magazine, New York, NY (2008)

  • Authored and edited a feature article in XXL Magazine, entitled, ‘The Weight of Fire’.

Author/Editor, Hachette Book Group, New York, NY (2006–2013)

  • Authored and edited: 
    • Satisfaction (2011)
    • The Vixen Manual (2009)
    • The Vixen Diaries (2007)

Author/Editor, Real Time with Bill Maher, Los Angeles, CA (2005)

  • Authored and edited satyrical closing monologue 

Author/Editor, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY (2005–2006)

  • Authored and edited Confessions of a Video Vixen.

Skills

  • Over a decade of experience in editing, copyediting, and proofreading
  • Outstanding aptitude for identifying and correcting errors in copy
  • Meticulous, knowledgable writer who can work in a wide variety of subject matters
  • Hardworking, detail oriented, and able to multi-task in fast-paced environments
  • Proficient in the use of Word, Pages, and Final Draft
  • Proficient in the use of social media platforms such as Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest
  • Proficient in the use of Macintosh hardware and software

Responsibilities

  • Provided editorial support to publishing teams
  • Provided copy editing support to editorial teams
  • Developed book and article titles
  • Edited books and articles for style, grammar, spelling accuracy, and consistency

Honors

  • School Library Journal: Reluctant Young Adult Readers in Non/Fiction Award 
  • African American Literary Award Nominee