Elaine R. Meyer

Writer, Editor, Content Strategist


I am a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist based in Brooklyn with nearly 10 years of experience in healthcare, academia, and journalism. As a trained journalist, I get very excited about telling a story that helps people understand complex subjects. Whether it's healthcare, education, or the law, everything can be communicated simply, effectively, and interestingly if you have a good writer.


I am a versatile writer, with experience writing most key content types (articles, blogs, press releases, video, reports, e-mail, ad copy, social posts), and repurposing content across multiple platforms. My services include the following:

  • Write and edit for all content types and subjects
  • Work on a multi-platform content strategy 
  • Teach writing and communications skills

My background

As a freelancer, I am currently working on NYU Langone Health's amazing website redesign and writing for its media relations office. Previously, I worked in communications at NYU Langone and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, covered law and education as a reporter for Law360 and News21, and worked as a paralegal at the Federal Trade Commission. 

Want to know more? Check out my resumé on LinkedIn, and read my writing, including: my professional clipstravel writingwriting advice blog, my Facts from Dad blog, my former comedy show, "Hot Topics." You can find me on Instagram and Twitter, and read about a surreal shoutout to me from then-Senator Barack Obama at my 2006 college commencement.

get in touch

Tell me more about your project, and learn more about my services and rates by emailing me at elainermeyer@gmail.com, or filling out the form below.



In the last 10+ years, I have written about health, law, finance, education, and travel in just about every form. For fun, I write a travel blog and a writing blog.



I published features articles about health which came out of my work as a health writer at Columbia University.

Web Articles

I have written about health for the websites of NYU Langone Health and Columbia University Medical Center.


I worked on script writing, conducting and arranging interviews, collecting assets, and project managing for videos about NYU Langone's Department of Population Health.

Internal Communications

I wrote articles from 2015-18 for NYU Langone's internal website and newsletter, Inside Health, which goes out to 25,000+ employees.

Press Releases

I  wrote releases for population health studies and initiatives at NYU Langone Health from 2015-18.


I have blogged regularly for the Interdisciplinary Association of Population Science from 2017-18.


I launched, wrote for, and edited NYU Langone's Department of Population Health updated biweekly e-newsletter from 2015-18.


From 2010-2015, I was an editor of Two by Two, the magazine of Columbia Mailman School of Public Health's Epidemiology Department

Law & Business

I worked as a legal news reporter at Law360 from 2009-10 and have also written about business and finance for Finfaqs and the Federal Trade Commission.


In 2009, I was an education reporting fellow for News 21, a multimedia journalism enterprise, based at Columbia School of Journalism and other U.S. journalism schools and supported by the Carnegie-Knight Initiative for the Future of Journalism, in which we covered "The Charter School Explosion."

New York City

I reported for local outlets around New York City, including those based at Columbia School of Journalism, when I was an MS student there from 2008-09.


I volunteered as a "citizen journalist" -- back when that was the buzz phrase -- for Huffington Post during the 2008 presidential election.



NYU Langone, Freelance Writer

February 2018 - Present

I am developing information architectures, writing and editing hundreds of pages for SEO, and project managing a large section of the NYU Langone research and education web page for the marketing and communications office as part of the organization-wide digital transformation initiative.

Clora, Freelance Copywriter

September 2017 - November 2017

 I wrote Google Ad and targeted marketing ad copy for this health sciences recruiting startup, working remotely.

NYU Langone Health, Communications Manager

March 2015 - February 2018

I managed external and internal communication for the Department of Population Health, raising its national profile and reputation in the organization, in collaboration with key corporate departments at NYU Langone.

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Associate Director of Communications

October 2010 - February 2015

 I was the writer, editor, and manager of editorial content for Department of Epidemiology publications and marketing campaigns.









Columbia University, New York City

M.S. Journalism
Graduated May 2009

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

B.A. History cum laude, with honors
Graduated June 2006

Sciences Po, Paris, France

Semester abroad
August-December 2004


Northwestern University's Grace Douglas Johnston Award for Best Senior History Thesis

Mailman School of Public Health's Contest to Make New York the Healthiest City

Activities & Certifications

Editorial Board Member, Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science 

French DELF B1 certification by French Ministry of Education

Volunteer, 826NYC

Member, Park Slope Food Coop


Email: elainermeyer@gmail.com