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Jennifer Carsen

433 Burton Ave.
Highland Park, Illinois, United States


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Jennifer Carsen is a writer and editor who specializes in nonfiction works.

Before she became a freelancer, Carsen was an editor at a large legal publishing house. While there, she wrote numerous articles for print and online subscribers. She also jointly edited several newsletters, and researched and wrote a just-released book (HR How-to: Employee Retention). A recognized expert in employment law issues, Carsen was quoted in a January 2001 piece in the Chicago Tribune about layoffs.

In her “former life” as an attorney, Carsen drafted and edited client materials such as employee handbooks. She also co-edited and updated the “Federal Remedies” chapter of a book about bias and harassment in the workplace (Employment Discrimination, 2000 Edition, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education).

Carsen was a staff editor for New York University’s Journal of International Law & Politics, as well as a frequent contributor to New York University’s Law School Magazine. During a stint in London, Carsen drafted and edited letters and press releases for Anita Pollack, a Member of the European Parliament. She also wrote “Clinton, Congress, and the Courts: How Things Work (or Don’t) in the States,” a feature in the Summer 1995 edition of Regeneration, a magazine by and for members of the British Labour Party.

Carsen earned her law degree from NYU and her B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from Williams College. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Carsen currently writes two monthly newsletters for employers on a freelance basis, and she edits numerous dissertations and other academic works. She is at work on another book.

Interests: running, cooking, reading

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • HR How-to: Employee Retention