I'm Karam Filfilan, an experienced editor, journalist and content strategist specialising in HR, business strategy and the future of work.
With 13 years experience in publishing - and four of those as a freelancer - I know how to create compelling content that works.
I started my editorial career working for one of the UK's biggest providers of graduate careers advice, editing print magazines, creating newsletters and building its (then nascent) social media following.
After a stint at a leading provider of youth careers advice, I switched sides to join a challenger HR and leadership magazine. Here, I quickly rose to deputy editor helping the title win several industry awards, before taking on the business' Middle Eastern proposition and launching a new magazine and annual HR conference in the region.
As part of my remit, I worked with global partners like City & Guilds Group, Heidrick & Struggles, AMS, CIPD, Phillips and London Business School on contract publishing, podcasts, events and speaking opportunities. I also interviewed thought leaders from Sir Clive Woodward and Matthew Syed to Alain de Botton and Amy Edmondson.
Since going freelance, I have worked with publishers on both featured and sponsored content, multinationals on content strategy and whitepapers, and on editorial projects large and small.
I pride myself on my adaptability, approachability and empathy. I know how to get to the heart of a story - and my network of HR leaders, academics and PRs help me articulate it.
I'm now based in Sheffield after seven years living in London.
“You can make anything by writing.”
C. S. Lewis