Berit Bareksten (b 1968, Norway) is an editor and sociologist employed as a project manager at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
She gained an MA in sociology from the University of Bergen, and has spent much of her working life combining writing with health promotion. In 2001, she developed a project for the City of Bergen entitled “Art, culture and mental health”, and founded the magazine KraftVERK, which publishes poems and prose texts written by people involved in this project.
Several of the texts were included in the Utsikt til solen anthology (2006), which was edited by Bareksten. In later years she has worked with general conveying of literature, notably as an editor for Amalie Skram-selskapet.