Welcome to my online portfolio

Welcome to my online portfolio. I am a versatile health and medical writer who has nearly 25 years of experience at some of the top institutions in the world. Currently I work as associate director of major gifts communications at Boston Children’s Hospital.┬áPreviously, I worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Harvard Health Publications (the consumer health publishing division of Harvard Medical School), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I love writing about medicine.

Depth of experience

I have written and edited a variety of print and online materials during my career, including:

Marketing and development communications

  • annual reports
  • campaign newsletters
  • donor magazines
  • marketing brochures
  • fundraising letters
  • newspaper supplements
  • proposals for major gifts
  • scientific reports
  • videos and animated slideshows

Consumer health information

  • patient decision aids
  • health newsletters
  • special health reports
  • IRB review guidelines
  • multimedia presentations
  • Web copy

How I work

Although each project is unique, my editorial process remains consistent:

  • I confer with my colleagues to determine both the target audience and goals of the project.
  • I develop a working outline and invite input and comments before doing any writing.
  • I work collaboratively with a medical expert–usually a physician or researcher–to communicate any health information. This may involve an interview before writing something, submitting draft copy for medical review, or both.
  • I work with colleagues and freelancers to ensure that draft copy always receives a second (or third) pair of eyes before going into production. This usually involves copy editing, fact checking, and reviews by medical experts, patients, or both.
  • I work collaboratively with designers, video producers, and other members of the production team to ensure that the final product supports the strategic vision.
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