Over 10 years experience as a writer, editor and consultant on medical articles, scientific manuscripts, and regulatory documentation directed at physicians, pharmaceutical/biotech and regulatory agencies. Possess extensive experience in both publications and regulatory drug development documents. Broad understanding of scientific/medical concepts and the ability to write to a physician or layman audience, while providing quick turnaround with error-free copy. Therapeutic areas with particular expertise: rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, oncology, diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV, and schizophrenia/bipolar disorder. Exceptionally strong literature research skills. Professional Summary: ♦ Possess in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical research industry and regulatory guidelines in the US and the EU (ICH, FDA, GCP, GxP). Possess IRB certification. ♦ Ability to write, edit, and proofread accurately and efficiently. ♦ Organized, meticulous editor, resourceful, creative and efficient writer. ♦ Well-versed competency in critically analyzing clinical data and distilling complex concepts into language suitable for a variety of medical audiences. ♦ Experienced in re-writing and substantive, developmental and English review editing of manuscripts submitted for publication to US journals.
Mar 2007 - Present
Manuscript Editorial Consultant (Freelance)
Re-writing, copy editing and English review of manuscripts submitted by non-Native speaking physician authors to US peer-reviewed medical journals for publication. Enjoy highly positive, collaborative relationships with my authors. Specializations include: *Therapeutic research where required *ESL editing *Substantive and developmental editing *Rewriting where necessary for concise expression of data and ideas *Fact verification *Correction of grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax *Maintain logical flow, clarity, substance and adherence to AMA style guidelines
Dec 1997 - Present
Medical Writer/Editor Consultant
Jade Medical Communications Group
*Responsible for timely preparation of investigator brochures, protocols, study reports, integrated summaries, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and review articles, and clinical overviews. *Ensure high quality with regard to scientific content, organization, clarity, accuracy, format, consistency, and adherence to regulatory and internal guidelines, styles, and processes. *Work equally effective autonomously and in teams with responsibility for timely and accurate submission of deliverables. *Resource and project management. *Document edit and review for compliance, consistency, clarity, and accurate use of scientific terminology.
Jul 2007 - Sep 2007
Health Library Writing Categorization Consultant (Freelance)
Freelance Yahoo! is one of the leading online information portals, drawing more than 400 million people to its network of Web sites with a mix of news, entertainment, and online shopping, as well as its search engine and Internet directory. Responsibilities: • Medical writer consultant collaborator in the re-writing and categorization of over 50,000 medical articles, consisting of known and little known medical conditions and disease states, published into the relaunched Yahoo! Online Health Library. Position required publications writing experience, extensive knowledge of disease and medical conditions, understanding of clinical terminology used by healthcare professionals, expertise and skill in navigating an online environment, the ability to meet deadlines. In addition, provided writing services for health library articles published on the Yahoo website.
Jun 2007 - Jun 2007
Medical Writer Consultant (Freelance)
Healthcare Communications Group
Freelance Healthcare Communications Group is a patient recruitment agency that assists US pharmaceutical companies recruit for and accelerate clinical trial enrollment through professionally-based peer-to-peer and outreach programs. Responsibilities: Healthcare Writer Consultant •As a Healthcare Writer Consultant, developed, wrote and edited content for material used in published medical articles, as well as brochures, patient education/medical professional modules; flyers, free-standing counter signs and posters, newspaper and magazine advertising. http://www.hcg.com/default.asp
Jan 2000 - Nov 2004
Technical Writer/Editor/Executive Administrative Coordinator
*Created technical documentation, standards and procedures manual for academic grade-management software programs. *Coordinated with developers, executive management, to articulate document program requirements, process descriptions and other technical content for user and sales manuals. *As Project Manager maintained targeted goals and implemented all aspects of the documentation and marketing development process for assigned projects, controlling budget parameters. *Served as a departmental liaison between management, staff and clients and to identify, document and translate raw data into quantifiable, easily understood product benefits and features, including effectively using visual presentation software (i.e., PowerPoint), where applicable. *Managed and coordinated administrative support tasks for entire regional office. *Accomplishments: Successfully managed document flow process for regional office. Hardware/software used/experience: Windows Operating System, MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Power Point.
Jun 1998 - Dec 2000
Co-Executive Producer/Managing Editor/Anchor(Freelance)
HOM TV Channel 21 - Meridian Township Government Television
*Managing Editor and producer for both “Healthy Lifestyles” and “Front & Center” programs. *Researched show topics and experts, coordinated gathering of information for program segments, supervised reporter staff. *Conducted pre and post interviews of program guests/SME, KOLs; served as principal editor of field news staff. *Coordinated and approved guest bookings, assigned program topics to field staff. *Chief writer of all program segment and break copy. *Anchored and served as host for both programs
Jan 1990 - Nov 1997
Communications & Promotions/Media & Public Affairs Specialist
Michigan State University
*Local NPR News Correspondent for WKAR radio & TV *Planned, directed and coordinated public-relations campaigns and events to promote the mission of the university community. *Wrote press releases, news articles, designed and distributed media kits, fact sheets, faculty/administrator bios and conducted media visits. *Co-producer and co-host of the university’s TV newsmagazine, "Eye on MSU". *Pitched and placed university news to local, regional and national media outlets. *As director of the MSU Speaker's Bureau, coordinated marketing and placement of faculty experts in speaking engagements locally and nationally. *Supervised all program administrative functions, procurement activities, hiring and supervision of student assistant staff. Designed and created Policies and Procedures Manual, trip, expense, and project management reportage documents for Speakers Bureau Program. *Accomplishments: Successful coordination of multi-national press outlets and associations for 1992 US Presidential Debates at MSU, and official visit of former President Bill Clinton to campus;successful placements and promotion of university faculty and administrators throughout Michigan venues and Chicago.
Sep 1987 - Oct 1989
Bureau Chief, News Reporter/Producer/Anchor, NPR “Morning Edition” local segments
WUWF-FM - University of West Florida
*WUWF- FM Bureau Chief, producing news reports for Fort Walton Beach Bureau; anchor for local segments within National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” *Produced long-form features, actualities and special assignment reports for local, regional, nationally broadcast NPR programming.
Mar 1986 - Sep 1987
News Director, Producer, Anchor
BarnesWest Productions/Cox Cable Communications
*Director and Managing Editor of seven-member news crew, overseeing production values, content of all local and regional coverage for daily news broadcast, "Cox Cable Headline News". *Served as principal writer of all news content, as well as assignment manager of field crews in determining story line-up. *Daily anchor for broadcast. *Assistant Executive producer of broadcast which aired 13 times per night.
Nov 1979 - Oct 1981
Weekend Anchor/Field Reporter
*Anchored WHP-TV weekend news broadcasts delivering live news reports and update segments in-studio *Wrote news copy *Assisted producers and Executive Producers with copy/script editing. *Maintained strong familiarity with local and national news issues of the day *Kept abreast of daily local, regional and national events and issues in order to credibly report, analyze and discuss extemporaneously during live, breaking news situations.
Dec 1978 - Nov 1979
Television news field reporter and public affairs show host.
Mar 1976 - Dec 1978
*Provided writing support for newscasts *Production and graphic support for producers, directors and reporters *Assignment desk work and desk assistance *Field crew support as assigned