What Editors Say....
"Elizabeth Pope is an excellent reporter who gets the news and statistics right. Then she breathes life into them with a varied cast of characters who let us into the human side of the story. Her can-do attitude makes her a pleasure to work with.
-- Carol Simons, executive editor AARP Bulletin
"Your story was one of the most commented-on pieces. Lots of people clipped and saved it."
-- Claudia Payne, senior editor, New York Times
"I just wanted to thank you for your many weeks of hard work on the eldercare package. I know it wasn’t easy, but your diligent efforts really paid off -- we were really very happy with the results."
-- Faye Penn, features editor, New York magazine
"An editor's dream. It was great working with you."
-- Vani Rangachar, news and graphics editor, Los Angeles Times Travel Section.
"A joy to work with....Elizabeth has the knack of turning dense medical studies into lively prose with a much-appreciated lively touch."
-- Nissa Simon, former health editor, Reader's Digest New Choices
"A thorough, accurate reporter...a clear, crisp writer. She goes the extra mile on her stories."
-- Nancy Waclawek, St. Petersburg Times editor
* American Society of Journalists and Authors
* Authors Guild
* New York Times Professional Fellow
* Journalists Exchange on Aging
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Veteran wire-service reporter Elizabeth Pope has more than 20 years' experience in journalism, public relations and communications.
Her current focus is on lifestyle topics for the age 50-plus demographic, including career, volunteering, life-long learning and retirement transition. She recently wrote What's Next.com's guide to Career Change and Life Balance. Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute? , was interviewed for the guide and commented: "Elizabeth is a fine writer, and this guide is stamped with her intelligence and restless quest for new and better ideas."
Her other magazine credits include: AARP the Magazine, AARP Bulletin, Time magazine, New York magazine, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Country Living Gardener, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Boston Globe magazine, USA Weekend, Downeast, Yankee , inflight magazines for Continental, Delta and American Airlines as well as custom publications.
Her newspaper stories on health, fitness, gardening, travel and retirement have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Chronicle of Philanthropy, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times and many others. She has also contributed to Maine Invites You, the official state travel guide.
She has a B.A. from Beloit College, and studied desktop publishing, advanced editing and copyediting at George Washington University. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, she spent 11 years overseas in Morocco, Tunisia, Bahrain and Chad. She speaks French and Moroccan dialectical Arabic.
She now lives in Portland, Maine.