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Freelancing during COVID-19: Tips from AHCJ members




Recorded May 21

Health care reporters across the world have stepped up to cover COVID-19, and some freelancers have reported that they're covering "all COVID, all the time." This webcast features three AHCJ freelancers who have written a variety of stories for different publications. We'll talk about their experiences and discuss the unique ways that freelancers can adapt during the pandemic, whether they cover COVID-focused news or not. Bring questions!

Elaine Howley is a freelance writer, editor and researcher in Boston who writes about health and sports. Her stories have been published in U.S. News & World Report,, Medscape, Atlas Obscura, espnW, SWIMMER, Outdoor Swimmer and others. During COVID-19, she has written news pieces for U.S. and sports-related updates for Outdoor Swimmer and U.S. Masters Swimming.

Emily Sohn is a freelance writer in Minneapolis who focuses on health, science and environmental stories. Her work has appeared in Nature, Discovery News, Nautilus, U.S. News & World Report, Science News, Smithsonian and National Geographic. During COVID-19, she has written pieces for National Geographic, NYT Parenting, Outside, Popular Mechanics and Medscape.

Serena Gordon is a freelance writer and editor in New York who primarily focuses on health news. She often writes for HealthDay, and her stories appear in U.S. News & World Report, WebMD and United Press International. During COVID-19, she has written more than two dozen HealthDay stories focused on the coronavirus, which have appeared in several outlets, including CBS and U.S. News.

Elaine Howley

Emily Sohn

Serena Gordon

Carolyn Crist