About Me

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Beth Newcomb, MPH

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to learn more about me! With a background in biology and public health, my passion and specialty is making complex health and science information understandable and relatable. I’ve successfully worked with scientists, clinicians, and other experts to share their vast knowledge and cutting-edge research with various lay audiences.

As a writer, I’ve produced targeted and engaging content for a variety of print and digital channels. From concise news and web content to tailored ghostwriting, I approach every writing project with an audience-focused mindset, thorough research skills, and a keen eye for details. As an editor, I not only provide meticulous proofreading services but also offer guidance on structure, style, and audience targeting.

Selected Skills

Writing
Reporting
Editing
Proofreading
Ghostwriting
Speechwriting
Health communication
Science communication
Style guide development

experience

University of Southern California
May 2007 – Present

Los Angeles Downtown News
Contributor
September 2007 – March 2010

Iowa State Daily
Science News Editor and Staff Writer
April 2006 – May 2007

Education

University of Southern California
Master of Public Health (Health Communication emphasis), 2013

Iowa State University
Bachelor of Science in Biology (minor in Science Communication), 2007

Membership

National Association of Science Writers
2006 – present