Karen Propp helps organizations and individuals develop ideas into high quality written content.

Areas of expertise include business, healthcare, and memoir.     


  Writing, Editing, and Coaching 

  • Book Development                                                  KPRVysatova2016 website 1
  • Book Editing
  • Book Proposals
  • Case Studies
  • Ghosting
  • Manuscript Critiques
  • Narratives
  • Papers for Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • Memoir
  • Textbooks
  • Web Copy
  • White Papers


  • AcademyHealth
  • Aquent
  • Bloomsbury
  • Harvard Business Press
  • Harvard Business School
  • Health Data Consortium
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Jossey-Bass Wiley
  • New Harbinger
  • Rodale

Academic Faculty @ Babson College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and Suffolk University.

She is the co-editer of Why I'm Still Married: Women Write Their Hearts Out On Love, Loss, Sex, and Who Does The Dishes, the best-selling anthology of essays about marriage. She has published nearly 50 essays and reviews, and is the author of two well-received memoirs, In Sickness & In Health: A Love Story and The Pregnancy Project: Encounters With Reproductive Therapy.

Karen has taught literature and writing at the Harvard Business School, the University of New Hampshire, and Boston College. Her Ph.D. is in British and American Literature from the University of Utah, and she holds an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire , and a B.A. in English from Oberlin College. She has been featured on NPR, Sundays with Liz Walker and awarded several grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.