Interview with Healthline editor, Christal Yuen

Christal Yuen, Healthline
Christal Yuen (she/her) Wellness + Beauty Editor, Healthline.com.

Christal Yuen is the beauty and wellness editor for Healthline.com, a site that I’ve enjoyed writing for. I had a chance to speak with Christal for the ASJA Direct podcast, and she shared the following.

  • *What kinds of articles work best on Healthline and why?
  • What she looks for in a pitch?
  • What differentiates Healthline from other online pubs focused on health and medical information? Hint: All Healthline articles go through medical review.
  • Submission tips for writers?

She also shared some personal tidbits as well for this site.

EE: What is your favorite movie and why?

CY: It changes from time to time… but my favorite movie tends to be the one I can rewatch for a good while. Recently it’s been Swiss Army Man, and I’m just saying that because I need more people to watch and appreciate it’s genius. 

EE: What do you love to do for fun?

CY: I love to walk my dog in the park or by the beach. The ideal day usually involves walking about a mile to the local bar, getting a drink and reading for an hour or two, before heading to the beach. 

EE: Are you a dark chocolate or milk chocolate fan? Why?

CY: Dark chocolate! Milk chocolate is too sweet for me, and dark chocolate has such complex and nuanced flavors, a small bit goes a long way. 

EE: What did you want to be when you grew up? Did your current role come close?

CY: When I was very, very young, I wanted to be a doctor, but for most of my life, I wanted to be a writer. So I’d like to think I’m very close! 

EE: What was the last book you read and did you enjoy it? Why or why not?

CY: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. It was amazing and I’m not sure how I went so long without reading his works – it’s the kind of book that makes you want to jump back to page one and start again because the journey happened faster than understanding it. 

Here are some of the articles I’ve enjoyed writing for Healthline.

https://www.healthline.com/health/managing-pku#1

https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/older-women-advice-to-20-year-olds#1

Christal on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dearskye 

Articles mentioned in Podcast:

https://www.healthline.com/health/the-other-side-of-grief-series

https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/stop-having-sex-long-time

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/routine-daily-monthly-weekly

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/developing-self-awareness

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/not-having-sexhttps://www.healthline.com/health/guide-to-better-posture-exercises#third-week

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