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Hope Vanderberg

Copy chief
The Transmitter

Hope Vanderberg edits articles on The Transmitter for grammar, style and accuracy. Hope began copyediting for the Simons Foundation in 2010 as a freelancer and joined the Spectrum staff in 2013. Before that, she was editor of New Youth Connections, a teen-written magazine based in New York City. She also worked as senior projects editor at Medscape from WebMD.

Education

  • M.A. in science journalism, New York University
  • B.A. in biology, Earlham College

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