At Johns Hopkins, Anne N. Connor is a lecturer for the MA in Science Writing program. She also works part time for JHU’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research as a senior science writer, offering editing services for JHU research faculty.
Connor is a science writer and editor with more than 20 years of editing experience across genres, including science textbooks, science nonfiction books for general audiences, research journal articles, research grant proposals (from foundation applications to R01 proposals), and magazine articles. She provides freelance editing services.
As a science journalist, Connor’s preferred beat is solutions-based stories and essays about climate, the environment, and sustainable food systems. Her stories have appeared in Undark, Vox, Knowable, Ensia, Modern Farmer, and The Scientist. As a science communicator, she writes medical articles on a contract basis for a hospital system in Seattle and for a new Mayo Clinic magazine. She has also co-authored two science textbooks—one on genomics and one on ecological sustainability—published by Taylor & Francis.
Before becoming a full-time science writer and editor, she directed a healthcare grant-making program for a large healthcare conversion foundation.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and psychology from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a master’s in science writing from Johns Hopkins University.
Connor volunteers frequently for the National Association of Science Writers. She also volunteered in 2020-2021 as a quality control editor and team leader for the Ask a Scientist portal, hosted by the Federation of American Scientists, to answer public questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. She also serves on the board of DVFiber, a nonprofit organization working to bring broadband equity to underserved rural communities in Vermont. She was the founding editor-in-chief of The Science Writer, a publication of the MA in Science Writing Program.