Comer & Company
Nancy Axelrad Comer is a writer and editor who provides publishing and design services to communications companies, publishers, nonprofit organizations, and advertising agencies. She specializes in producing upscale magazines, newsletters and advertising supplements for both print and electronic media, with clients as diverse as The New York Times, (for which she created special sections,such as TheBest of the Season, their major holiday where-to-go, what-to-buy supplement), and Stanford University School of Medicine (for an online program to combat eating disorders among college freshmen women).
Ms. Comer was the founding managing editor of Mirabellamagazine and later its health director. During her tenure the magazine received numerous awards, including an ASME award for general excellence and the American Medical Association’s President’s Award for an article Ms. Comer wrote on women and smoking.
Prior to Mirabella, Ms. Comer was the editor-in-chief of YM, a teen fashion and beauty magazine; the executive editor of Self magazine; and a senior editor and feature writer for Mademoiselle magazine. Her articles on careers, money, beauty, fashion, lifestyles, children, medicine, and health have also been published in Vogue, Self and The New York Daily News.
A Fine Arts graduate of Skidmore College, Ms. Comer is a former president of the board of directors of the New York City affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She is a trustee of the Port Washington Public Library, where she co-founded and oversees its “Books for Dessert” book clubs for people with intellectual disabilities (IDD) and is on the board of directors of Community Mainstreaming Associates, an organization that provides homes and services to people with IDD. She is also the founder and past president of the Baxter’s Pond Foundation.