Kara Rota

Kara Rota – Editor

Executive editor with experience editing cookbooks, mind/body/spirit, memoir, YA and MG nonfiction, contemporary fiction and more


As a longtime editor with both major publisher and indie press experience, I've edited everything from fiction (YA and fantasy) to oral histories, with significant experience in cookbooks, pop culture, mind/body/spirit, YA and MG nonfiction. I'm well versed in working on manuscripts from the developmental level to line edits, and I love working with debut authors and demystifying the publishing process.
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Entertainment New Age Parenting & Families Sociology True Crime
English (US)

Work experience

Chicago Review Press

Jun, 2019 — Aug, 2023 (about 4 years)


Dec, 2017 — Jun, 2019 (over 1 year)


Dec, 2014 — Dec, 2017 (about 3 years)


Nora Ephron: A Biography

Doidge, Kristin Marguerite

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