Editor Interviews

Interview with Cori Vanchieri, Features Editor at Science News

September 2, 2022

Cori Vanchieri is features editor at Science News with more than 25 years of experience as senior editor with the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and Annals of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Magazine, and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s magazine, the HHMI Bulletin. Science News is a biweekly magazine and a daily news website. They accept freelance pitches…

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Interview with Noah Michelson, Head of HuffPost Personal

August 2, 2022

An Interview with Noah Michelson, Head of HuffPost Personal at HuffPost, one of the most popular news and culture websites in the world. They are open to writers from diverse backgrounds. Noah Michelson was in conversation with freelance personal essay and health writer, Viney Kirpal. During this frank one-on-one, he talked at length about what…

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Interview with Rosie Mestel, Executive Editor of Knowable Magazine

June 29, 2022

Rosie Mestel is executive editor of Knowable Magazine.  She was previously the West Coast correspondent for New Scientist, a writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times and Chief Magazine Editor at Nature. She is in an interview with Viney Kirpal, a Health and Personal essay writer. VK: Hi. What does the title “Knowable” mean and what makes its mission distinctive? RM: The magazine…

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Interview with Sarah Lewin Frasier: Scientific American’s Assistant News Editor

June 2, 2022

Sarah Lewin Frasier is assistant news editor of the renowned Scientific American.  Sarah plans, assigns and edits the Advances print magazine section, as well as edits its online news. She holds a university degree in science, health and environment reporting. Here, she is in a conversation with Viney Kirpal, personal essay and health writer. VK:…

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Interview with Tamara Jeffries, Senior Editor at Yoga Journal

April 29, 2022

Tamara Jeffries, Senior Editor at Yoga Journal, writes, assigns and edits feature packages and articles for the print magazine, and digital stories for the publication. Tamara spoke with Viney Kirpal, health and personal essay freelance writer recently.. VK: Thanks, Tamara for this interview. What’s the inspiration behind this international journal on yoga? How do you…

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Interview with Siri Carpenter, Editor of The Open Notebook

March 18, 2022

Siri Carpenter is a longtime science journalist, editor, and co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Open Notebook (TON), a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to help science journalists improve their skills. Here she is in a conversation with Viney Kirpal, health and personal essay writer. Viney Kirpal (VK): Lovely to have you here, Siri! How…

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Interview with Margaret Guroff — Executive Editor at a Large-Circulation Lifestyle Magazine

February 4, 2022

Margaret Guroff, an executive editor at a large-circulation lifestyle magazine in the U.S. speaks her mind on what editors expect from freelance writers. Guroff is affiliated with John Hopkins University as Faculty of their Advanced Academic Programs, where she works one-on-one with science writers completing their masters theses. Guroff was in a conversation with freelance…

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