About Nora

Nora Zelevansky

Author, Journalist, Satirist, Lifestyle Expert

Nora Zelevansky is a novelist, journalist and editor. As a freelance writer, she covers style, beauty, travel, design, food, wellness, health, fitness, TV and film and burgeoning cultural trends, as well as writing profiles and humor essays. Her work has appeared in publications including ELLE, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, T Magazine (The New York Times), Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Style.com, SELF, Salon.com, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post. She is also the editorial director for upscale wellness website, Live The Process.

Her debut novel SEMI-CHARMED LIFE was released on July 3rd, 2012.  This first in a two-book deal with St. Martin's Press draws heavily on her childhood on Manhattan's Upper West side with art world parents, as well as her years as a lifestyle journalist, chronicling (with humor) the latest—sometimes wonky—cultural trends.

Zelevansky attended New York City’s Calhoun School through high school, then Scripps College of The Claremont Colleges in California. After graduation, she moved to LA to work first in film development & acquisitions and then in politics, before transitioning into freelance writing.

She currently lives in Brooklyn, NYC with her husband and baby daughter amidst copious artisanal nooks.

Nora Zelevansky

Nora's Services

Nora's Services

Nora is available for hire! Services include...

SEMI-CHARMED LIFE Book Club Sessions:

I'm more than happy to Skype or call in for your Book Club sessions around the globe.  Contact me to set up an appointment!  (I have my own Book Club that I love, so I understand the sanctity of each different group.)

Article Assignments:

I welcome queries about magazine, newspaper, website or blog writing assignments for which I'm a fit!

Readings, Speaking Engagements & Panels

It's a great pleasure for me to share my book and also my experiences as a journalist and author.  Please contact me about participating in relevant events.

Consulting, Copywriting & Branding:

Throughout my years as a lifestyle writer, I've gathered invaluable information, giving me special expertise in the worlds of fashion, beauty, food, spa, design and travel.  Contact me for brand consultations.


On top of being a writer, I'm also an experienced editor.  I'm available to work on and develop editorial content and manuscripts and many other types of documents and materials.