About Me


Hi. My name is Nu Yang. I live in Southern California, but I’m a Midwest girl at heart.

I’m a writer and editor at WorldatWork. My main role is editor of #evolve, our digital-only publication focused on helping leaders in HR, business, rewards, and people management.

I’m the former editor-in-chief of Editor and Publisher magazine, the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the news media industry. Over the course of 10 years (2011-2021), I served as editorial assistant, associate editor, and managing editor. I was the assistant editor with New Myths, an online speculative magazine, from 2010-2013. Before moving to California in 2009, I spent four years as a staff writer for The Allegan County News, a small weekly newspaper in southwest Michigan, where I got to hunt for ghosts, interview celebrities, and travel to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina to report on the recovery process.

I’m a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the Writing Popular Fiction Master’s program at Seton Hill University. I belong to the Southern Orange County Writers Critique Group. I also contributed to the Speculative Chic website, where I wrote about entertainment and pop culture.

And for the fun stuff: I love singing karaoke (anything 80s). I’ve been tasered before (voluntary). I’ve kayaked down a river during a thunderstorm (and I can’t swim). My favorite color is blue (previously, purple). My first celebrity crush was Macaulay Culkin (no regrets).