I’m a writer, editor, and all-around wordsmith, as comfortable with 300-word news “flashes” as 2000-word narratives. I'm passionate about and have a deep knowledge of health, health care, psychology, and nutrition. Although my first love was magazines, I’m nimble with all sorts of written expression—from blogs and brochures to website copy, patient materials, and custom content. My goal is to help you engage your audience or enhance your brand.
A few of my fortes:
- Telling stories
- Deciphering complex health and medical information
- Packaging big concepts into reader-friendly chunks
- Writing around data and survey results
My dream projects:
- Filing a story from space
- Blogging about the Paris flea market
- Writing a book about vanilla -- from Tahiti
My official bio
A writer, editor and content creator in Charlotte, N.C., Beth Howard brings a wealth of experience, fresh ideas, and precise, engaging prose to every writing task, from women's health to historic preservation.
A graduate of the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Beth worked in New York as an associate editor and in Los Angeles as the West Coast editor for Omni Magazine, covering science and the environment. She served as senior editor at SELF, New Woman (health), and My Generation magazines, and later returned to SELF as editor-at-large.
Beth has penned scores of articles for print and digital, including Good Housekeeping, Conceive, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, The Washington Post, Glamour, Prevention, Fitness, Ladies’ Home Journal, MORE, AARP: The Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and Woman’s Day, and has written health columns for Details, Bride’s, Shape, Babytalk, and Reader’s Digest. In 1998, she published the book, Mind Your Body: A Sexual Health and Wellness Guide for Women (St. Martin’s Press).
Beth is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the Association of Health Care Journalists and the National Arts Club. She serves on the board of NC Health News. Beth lives with her husband, Mark, daughter, Zoe, Zeus, a handsome Maine coon cat, and Bean, a beautiful, gray calico.
Click here, if you are looking for my friend and fellow author, Beth M. Howard, author of Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie. I think she has a cookbook coming soon!
Beth Howard, Charlotte, NC Writer