Editors of Color Database

Personal Info

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Title
Mr.
First Name
Alan
Middle Name
Last Name
Henry
Pronouns
He/Him
Company
City/Town
New York
State
New York
Province/Territory
Country
U.S.

Professional Info

Bio
I'm a New York based writer and editor, currently leading the Smarter Living initative at the New York Times in the newsroom. I work closely with features desks around The Times to improve the quality of their service journalism, and to show them that one way to make the news more relevant and interesting to their audiences is to offer them acitonable ways to use the news to improve and inform their lives and the world around them. I also work with Wirecutter, the Times company that tests products, to include their expertise in the Times' reporting. Before joining NYT, I was editor in chief of Lifehacker, the Gizmodo Media Group website aimed at helping people live better, more productive lives. Prior to that I was deputy editor, and a freelance tech writer published at PC Magazine, Popular Science, Sound and Vision, Tom's Hardware, and more.
Areas of Expertise
Astronomy, Business, Children/Family, Computers/Electronics, Diversity, Earth Sciences, Food, Health/Medicine, Lifestyle, Personal Development (Self-Help), Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences, Technology, Travel
Other Areas
I specialize in service journalism - or stories intended to help people live their best, happiest, most productive and fulfilling lives. As a writer, I've covered topics including technology, food and cooking, health and wellness, psychology and science, and more. As an editor, I've helped writers both experienced and prestigious as well as new and underrepresented shape their personal voice, craft stories that offer actionable benefits to readers, and make their suggestions and evidence-backed tips heard, in a field traditionally full of essays and under-reported thinkpieces.
Nonfiction Genres
Fiction Genres
Editorial and Adjacent Services
Coaching (Writing), Developmental Editing, Line Editing, Sensitivity Reading, Writing
Other Services
Types of Media
Articles/Blogs, Essays, How-To/DIY, Magazines, Newsletters, Newspapers, Consumer Publications, Websites
Other Media
Website
novawerks.net/
Other Skills
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