Nora graduated from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she majored in magazine publishing and wrote her thesis on downtown performance poetry.
She quickly ascended the ranks of the magazine publishing world, starting out as an editorial assistant at Men’s Journal. She then became an assistant editor at American Photo, and ultimately landed as both managing editor and senior editor at Yoga Journal.
Since 2004, Nora has built a thriving freelance career based on her established reputation as a creative, attentive, and meticulous writer and editor.
Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, Health.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, Women’s Health, Fitness, Yoga Journal, and dozens of other national publications.
While she works across genres, Nora has an expertise and interest in health, fitness, nutrition, personal growth, and spirituality. Over the years, she’s worked with leaders in these fields, helping them shape their raw knowledge into captivating writing.
Nora has taught Media Bistro Boot Camp for Journalists and seminars on writing about health and spirituality. She’s also held the position as west coast editor for Breathe magazine and served as a contributing editor to several national magazines including Yoga Journal and Alternative Medicine.
After years as a health reporter, Nora noticed a common thread: most of her female subjects — no matter their age, race, or class — felt precariously out of balance. The result is her popular book, Women in Overdrive: Find Balance and Overcome Burnout at Any Age.
Nora specializes in magazine and non-fiction book editing, as well as ghostwriting. She loves helping established authors fine tune their work just as passionately as helping new writers focus their ideas. Part taskmaster and part therapist, she listens intently and then draws out an author’s best work.
Nora lives in Berkeley with her husband and sons. She is represented by The David Black Agency.