Catherine Arnold

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Editor, Writer, Managing Editor, Developmental Editor

Writing about people, health, science and engineering, conservation and environment, higher education.

As an experienced digital, SEO, and magazine writer, I run my own content and content-management company. I bring imagination and good listening skills to storytelling, brand journalism, social media management, developmental editing, and copy editing for clients. My articles appear in the alumni materials of more than seven universities, and have been published in the Washington Post, Seattle Times, Backpacker, Bicycling, NBC Health, Science Careers, and Mechanical Engineering. Before starting my writing business, I spent nearly three years working as a communications strategist at a 4000-employee laboratory, co-managing a blog and writing for an annual digital magazine covering health, science, and human stories.My skills combine editorial and SEO/marketing awareness, and I turn in clean copy on time.

I'm passionate about words, people stories, education stories, nature and conservation, publishing, marketing and SEO.

My areas of expertise include: human-centered science communication; feature writing; higher-education feature writing; writing & editing; content marketing and SEO; managing and working with freelancers; social media writing; pitching and generating story ideas.

I am looking forward to working with you!
Content Types
Article, Infographic Copy, Interview, Website Copy, Press Release, Blog Post, Email Newsletter, Social Copy
More Information
University of Houston, English and writing
Salt Lake City, UT, USA|English

Published Content

Virtual reality helps physical therapy students see new answers

This article for the University of Minnesota Libraries newsletter Continuum is about virtual reality and other technology librarians bring to physical therapy and other health students.

September 19th, 2019
Blog Post
Lab Spotlight: Finding Parasites, Sharing Knowledge

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is a Q&A with parasitologist Madison Sant, who works in a medical reference lab to diagnose parasites and other conditions.

July 19th, 2018
The Mushroom Man
March 10th, 2019
From computation to the ocean, a scientist finds his fit

After pitching this topic to Science Publishing Group's Science Careers magazine, I interviewed and provided research for the article about a marine researcher who uses his coding and IT skills to program research vessels to track whales.

July 31st, 2017
Blog Post
Non-Opioid Pain Management: Searching for Natural Compounds to Replace Opioids (Q&A)

For snail-venom pain treatment research, the Department of Defense awarded a $10 million grant to be paid over four years to a multi-disciplinary team, some of whom worked on a University of Utah Health study. This article is for the ARUP Laboratories blog; ARUP is a partner to the University of Utah, and has an extensive pain management panel. Photo by My Huynh.

December 6th, 2017
Blog Post
Robot Automates Major Lab’s Test in Unexpected Way

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about a machine/robot called the Data Matrix Scanner created by the lab's in-house engineering department to automate high-volume testing of cholesterol particles.

April 11th, 2017
A test that can accurately predict long-term death risk

This piece for Johns Hopkins Magazine looked at a study led by Haitham Ahmed, a cardiology fellow at the School of Medicine, analyzing data generated by treadmill stress tests from 1991 to 2009.

June 4th, 2015
Blog Post
Your Baby’s First Step? Newborn Screening

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog talks about newborn screens, and some of those used in Utah that many other states do not include. The piece talks with newborn screening expert Marzia Pasquali, PhD, who works closely with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). ARUP conducts tests for 30 of Utah’s 39 screened conditions.

February 8th, 2017
Forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni keeps nature in touch
January 15th, 2019
In short, supplies

This article for Johns Hopkins Magazine talks with surgeon Richard Redett, director of the Johns Hopkins Cleft Lip and Palate Center, who believes discarded surgical supplies could do much to improve quality of care in developing countries.

December 9th, 2014
Blog Post
No Flea-Sized Research

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about ARUP medical director Mark Fisher's five-year National Institutes of Health grant to study mutations of the plague and some very contemporary medical connections.

June 19th, 2018
Blog Post
Bioinformatics and NGS: From Big Data to Clinical Reports [Webinar]

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is a Q&A with Elaine Gee, PhD, about ways that clinical healthcare providers can more effectively report next generation sequencing (NGS) results to patients.

December 19th, 2017
Give 'em room! Bystanders injured by video game players

This health piece for The Body Odd looks at a study of videogame-user injuries.

October 19th, 2010
Blog Post
Lab Innovations and Flashing Lights: Tech Fair at ARUP

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about several innovative technologies from the employee tech fair. For instance, Pipette-to-Light illuminates one well at a time so a technologist can correctly inoculate in a 96-well microtiter plate. It can be used for tests including Lyme disease and other infectious conditions.

May 2nd, 2018
Blog Post
All-Star Puzzle-Solvers: Keeping a Major Lab’s Information System in Shape

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about two technologists' work using the technical lab information system that moves tests and results from the 3,000-plus tests offered at ARUP, through more than 70 labs.

May 15th, 2017
Lab and Pharmacy Collaborations

This article for Magnify, the ARUP Laboratories magazine, is about collaborations between laboratories and pharmacists--and the ways they improve patient care and lower costs.

August 15th, 2019
Children's success in school affected by vision

As one of a number of assignments from Johns Hopkins' alumni magazine and its publishing area Hub, I interviewed 2-3 sources, researched the topic, and turned in written copy.

October 15th, 2016
Blog Post
Silent Heavy Metal: Testing Lead

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about lead risk and lead poisoning, which has the highest rates among one- and two-year-olds. When exposed, a child can be anemic or hyperactive, have a lower IQ or even hearing problems.

August 9th, 2017
Blog Post
Nosebleeds And Why To Test for HHT

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). As common as cystic fibrosis, this lesser-known condition affects more than 1.4 million people worldwide, according to the organization Cure HHT.

August 14th, 2018
Blog Post
Automation in Bacteriology: Oh, the Places It Will Go!

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about lab automation and new technology in the microbiology lab.

June 26th, 2018
Blog Post
Top 10 Ways ARUP Helps Our Environment

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about 10 ways the nonprofit laboratory helps the environment.

August 7th, 2018
Profile: Hilda Cohen

This alumni profile for the University of Oregon is about Hilda Cohen--who started Make Brooklyn Safer, an organization that champions bicycle and street safety.

November 1st, 2014
Newly Discovered Spiky-Headed Dino Hints at Dino Migrations

After pitching the topic to the University of California Berkeley's alumni magazine, California, I interviewed the subject in person, researched the topic, and turned in the written copy.

August 2nd, 2018
Niche publishing that saves students money

As an assignment from the director of communications for the University of Minnesota Libraries' e-newsletter, I interviewed three subjects (two professors and one librarian), researched the topic, and turned in written copy.

July 17th, 2019
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