Journalism

Professional bio


Elinor Nauen is experienced and proficient in both traditional and new media as a writer and editor.

She has worked in magazine and book publishing for 25 years, starting as a copy editor at Woman’s World Weekly, and along the way serving as a fiction, travel and senior features editor for First and Woman’s World. She has edited books by Senator George Mitchell, Paul Krassner and Danny Schechter, among others, and edited for Seven Stories, Kodansha and other presses. She served as acting editor-in-chief of MediZine Healthy Living, special health sections editor for Newsweek and executive editor of Gender & Health, a publication of the Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University.

Elinor has written on health topics for Family Circle, Fitness, Self, TheBody.com, InsideMS, The Saturday Evening Post and Health. She has written on automobiles and the driving experience for WE, AARP’s My Generation (where she was the automotive columnist), AARP.org, Cachet, Health, New American Writing and many other publications; and on sports topics for Cult Baseball Players, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Aethlon, Sports Illustrated for Women, Nine, America, Up Late: American Poetry Since 1970, National Endowment for the Humanities Magazine, Hollywood Review, American Book Review and many other magazines and anthologies. She has also published in such magazines as Organic Style, Hallmark and Weight Watchers.

Her books include My Marriage A to Z, So Late into the Night, CARS & Other Poems, American Guys and, as editor, Ladies, Start Your Engines: Women writers on cars & the road (Faber & Faber, 1997) and Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend: Women writers on baseball (Faber & Faber, 1994).

Me, Laura Bush & my sister Varda at a White House reception in February 2008 for the Heart Truth. Wearing red was de rigeur. Note Varda pretending to tower over me.