Elizabeth Coons is an independent scholar who seeks to turn an interdisciplinary eye on under-documented stories. A college major in history and literature prompted her to ask why certain works of literature and art were possible only after a given time; and, in turn, how those works may have contributed to events to come. After her first graduate training in English literature and language, Elizabeth has worked as a software technical writer. With additional (and continuing) education, she qualified and works as a medical writer and editor in the life sciences.
While wearing a technical hat by day, Elizabeth has a vocal and literary nightlife. Throughout her professional life, she has been a member and later an officer of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars and its local predecessor (the Alliance of Independent Scholars in Cambridge, Massachusetts). That fellowship is so diverse in training and experience, and so resilient, that Elizabeth is never without “stretch goals” and good influences.
Elizabeth also belongs to the American Medical Writers Association, the Unitarian Universalist History Society (UUHS), the Union of Concerned Scientists, an active UU church, and the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. She enjoys creative nonfiction, 18th-century rhetoric, running, swimming, choral singing, and running a household of busy people and two busy cats.