As a freelance writer and editor for consumer and professional health publications, I aim to provide clear, useful, and up-to-date information on diseases and treatments, promoting accessibility in print or online. In my past position as senior writer for Global Market Access Consulting at Evidera, I contributed to the development of highly detailed, product-specific white papers, compendial documents, literature reviews, and international dossier packages.
- Wellness Partners, LLC
Continuing education monographs on wide-ranging disease states and treatments for allied health professionals, available on FreeCE.com
Needs assessments and disease state monographs for medical professionals, released through Practitioner's Edge
- Aegis Creative Communications
Copy editing on medical communications documents, including slide sets, information leaflets, and educational modules
Regulatory guidance review reporting
- Elsevier Health
Medical dictionary entry contributor
- EBSCO Publishing
Medical and current events encyclopedia monograph, appendix, and glossary contributor
- National Community Pharmacists Association
Didactic- and case-based pharmacy continuing education program development, including resource sidebars and multiple choice quizzes, on relevant medication and disease state management topics
Peer reviewed and published in print, America's Pharmacist monthly trade magazine
With a strong background in disease state and drug information research through my PharmD training, I aim for variety in my types of publications and their topics.Past experiences that remain of interest include women's health---empowering women to control their health care from teenage and prenatal nutrition through age-related hormonal and metabolic changes; allergies and immunology---expanding awareness of the development and impact of allergic conditions and connecting shared pathways of overlapping immunologic conditions; and diabetes/metabolic syndrome---reducing the impact of obesity, poor nutrition, and associated cardiovascular changes on the US population, especially its youth.
I have a particular interest in broadly addressing health literacy issues in the United States and promoting better self care and communication between patients and practitioners by reducing language or educational barriers present in current interactions and educational materials. Writing simply---without jargon, and with useful explanations---improves any publication, whether it is intended for consumers or for knowledgeable professionals.
- Journal of Clinical Oncology
Weekly turnaround copyediting, 100+ pages according to AMA and detailed in-house styles
Word template, macro, and table editing tools; Wiki-based style manual search tool
- Allen Press Publishing
On-demand copy and technical editing according to AMA and various in-house styles supplemented by Math Into Type
Example journals: International Surgery, Health Promotion, Epilepsy Currents, Journal of Andrology, Veterinary Medicine
- National Psoriasis Foundation
Technical/scientific editing with AMA/Chicago blended style and direct author interaction throughout peer review and editing processes on Psorasis Forum; commentary contributor for same; contributor of news and pipeline resources for consumers on patient print magazine, Psoriasis Advance, and affiliated online sites (http://www.psoriasis.org)
- National Library of Medicine Cancer Information and Technology project
PDQ (supportive care) writer, summarizing oncologist meeting reports into XML-encoded electronic files for Cancer.Gov
View additional samples and details on my LinkedIn portfolio site at
Learn more about health literacy, research, and accessible information on my Web site at
Software editing efficiency
Writing style versatility
Search index capability
Supervising editor and co-author on AIDSInfo writing team for 6th edition of HIV/AIDS Glossary, which introduced global initiative terminology
Best practices literature review and program evaluation for Office on Women's Health (as a subcontractor)
Pharmacy continuing education program on evidence-based ambulatory care of patients with diabetes (printed in America's Pharmacist, 2012)
Pharmacy continuing education program addressing health literacy barriers on prescription labels (released online via FreeCE.com, 2011)
Aug 2005 - Present
See recent and past client sections, below, for additional detail.
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Senior Market Access Writer
As a member of the Global Market Access Consulting team, I contributed to high-level scientific documents for life science organizations with an orphan drug focus. Experiences with GMAC included literature searching and screening from major biomedical indexes, CT.gov, and grey literature resources for systematic literature reviews; writing and editing global value dossiers and AMCP dossiers; and developing PowerPoint slide sets for internal training and for client value packages.
Aug 2004 - Jan 2008
Technical Writer/Editor II, National Library of Medicine Clinical Information Services
Aspen Systems/Lockheed Martin
Supervised drug information library and monograph database, 5th and 6th edition glossary releases (with customized content management system and style manual), and adult/adolescent HIV treatment guidelines updates for NIH Expert Panel.
University of Toledo
BSPS, magna cum laude, Rho Chi honors society president; honors research in Medicinal Chemistry related to mamba toxin synthesis
PharmD, with honors; doctoral thesis on the selection and risks of atypical antipsychotics; publishing externship with Harvey Whitney Books, Cincinnati, OH