Nicole Crawford-Tichawonna is a writer/editor based in Washington, D.C. She found her calling while working as a copy editor for The Hilltop student newspaper as an undergraduate at Howard University and never looked back. During her career, she has lent her editorial expertise to online, nonprofit and commercial magazines, including NEA Today, The Crisis (NAACP), Monitor on Psychology and Heart & Soul.

As a nonfiction book editor, Nicole has served as manuscript, team or copy editor for titles including Tomorrow Begins Today: African American Women as We Age, National Council of Negro Women; Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente, Cuba, by Jualynne E. Dodson; Hope on a Tightrope, by Cornel West; and Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama, by Sophia A. Nelson.

In May 2013, Nicole earned her master’s in cultural journalism from Georgetown University.  A member of the National Writers Union, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Education Writers Association, she specializes in writing feature, profile and narrative articles about culture and those who preserve, maintain and advance it. She is married and the proud mother of a teenage son.