Kara Noble is a writer, editor, and former lexicographer whose muses are curiosity, creativity, and collaboration. As the Director of Electronic Product Development at Merriam-Webster, she co-led the team that developed the company’s first digital reference products. She also edited Merriam-Webster’s syndicated language column, Take Our Word for It, and its public radio program, Word for the Wise. As an editor at National Evaluation Systems, Kara developed innovative, customized educational materials including textbooks, ancillary materials, and assessments. She built her passion for collaborative creativity as an arts administrator for organizations including Smith College, Commonwealth Opera, and the Academy of Music Theatre, and refined her obsession for organization as a project manager for the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute at Smith College. In 2000, she and her husband, Clifton “Jerry” Noble co-founded ArtistTec, Inc., a company that helps artists and performers use technology in their creative endeavors.
Kara is proud to be a member of the editorial and design team that developed and launched Multiplicity Magazine, the literary magazine of the Bay Path MFA Program in Creative Nonfiction Writing. She particularly enjoys writing about horses, and her equine-related articles appear regularly online and in local and national publications. Kara is a graduate of Amherst College and holds and MFA in creative nonfiction from Bay Path University.