Karen Holt has spent her entire career writing and editing, working for a decade as a newspaper reporter before moving on to books, magazines, and websites. She is currently senior editor at Guideposts Books & Inspirational media.
She has been deputy editor of Publishers Weekly, books editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, founding editor of the Reservoir Square Books imprint, and managing editor for Primedia. Her writing has appeared frequently in publications including Essence, Parade, the New York Post, Folio, Working Mother, and many others.
Holt has been an adjunct professor at Pace since 2016, when she began teaching the Editorial Principles and Practices course. Her other courses at Pace include Publishing Business Communication Skills, Professional Editing: Books, and Graduate Seminar: Publishing Strategies I.
She holds a BA from Western Washington University and an MAW from Manhattanville College.