Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna, Editor at The Spruce
Kate McKenna

Kate is an Editor for The Spruce, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts. With close to 10 years of writing and editing experience across a range of industries and platforms, she loves providing readers with the information they need to create beautiful homes that they love.

Highlights

  • 10 years of writing and editing experience
  • Strong knowledge of home decor trends, plant parenting, cleaning, and other lifestyle topics
  • Expertise in content marketing and email strategy for brands and small businesses

Experience

Kate has been obsessed with home decor for as long as she can remember. From watching home renovation shows to redecorating her room as often as she was allowed, she learned early just how much switching a duvet cover or adding a new accessory could transform a room. At one point she aspired to become an interior designer, though her love of writing won out in the end.

Kate started her role as Editor in May 2021; she previously worked as the email editor for The Spruce since joining in July 2019. She worked as a freelance contributing writer for POPSUGAR for three years, and her writing has also appeared on The Spruce, MyDomaine, and Stacker. An experienced writer and editor, Kate began her career in digital content marketing at Intrigue Media, helping local businesses with content marketing strategies, social media and email marketing, and copywriting for web. Her love of all things home and lifestyle made her an expert content marketer for homeowner-focused businesses. 

As Editor, Kate currently oversees content focused around remodeling, home how-tos, cleaning, and design. She assigns, publishes, and updates articles, as well as writes and strategizes for The Spruce's newsletters.

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Education

Kate has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Guelph and a Master of Arts in Journalism with a print specialization from the University of Western Ontario.

Education: University of Western Ontario, University of Guelph
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Title: Editor

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce reaches 32 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy advice by certified experts for your home and garden.

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