EMPLOYMENT

Medscape Education (part of WebMD), New York, NY
Clinical Editor (1/12-2/13)
  • Edited continuing medical education activities for physicians and nurses
  • Activities included video lectures, roundtable discussions, clinician-patient scenarios, and town hall
    meetings
  • Ensured that content was clear and accurate and conformed to AMA style
  • Involved with each project from kickoff call with sponsor to CME review and production
  • Topics included diabetes, nephrology, dermatology, and rheumatology

Freelance Editor and Writer (11/04-Present)  

Writing: The Los Angeles Times; Medscape; Fit Pregnancy; Backpacker; The Johns Hopkins White Papers;
EuroTimes;
Healthology; Oncology Times; Pain Medicine News; ENT Today; Applied Neurology; Neurology
Today; Life Sciences: Business and Technology Review; PDX Magazine; Portland Monthly; Refractive
Eyecare
Editing: Medscape; Sexuality, Reproduction & Menopause; MarCom Group International; Clinical Care
Options; Ethis Communications  

Contributing Editor, The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50, The Johns Hopkins White Papers,
and The Johns Hopkins Consumer Guide to Drugs (7/04-11/04)

Rebus, Inc. (now University Health Publishing), New York, NY (10/99-7/04)  

Executive Editor, The Johns Hopkins White Papers (10/99-7/04)
  • Oversaw the production of 13 annual consumer health publications (total circulation: about 250,000)
  • Managed teams of up to five editors and writers
  • Restructured workload to accommodate reduction in staff size
  • Stayed abreast of medical news in a variety of disciplines
  • Identified key articles from medical journals; wrote summaries
  • Assigned and edited more than 100 features and 250 brief articles a year
  • Worked with physician reviewers at Johns Hopkins to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information
  • Developed materials and wrote headlines and teasers for  www.HealthAfter50.com
  • Wrote press releases and marketing pieces
  • Developed new White Papers
Co-Editor, The Johns Hopkins Memory Bulletin (1/03-6/03)
  • Launched quarterly publication on cutting-edge dementia research
Senior Editor, The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50

McMahon Publishing, New York, NY (7/90-10/99)  

Editor, General Surgery News (9/97-10/99)
  • Edited a monthly newsmagazine for general surgeons (circulation: 31,000)
  • Increased “high readers” by five percentage points between 1998 and 1999
  • Planned editorial calendar, assigned and edited articles, and wrote headlines
  • Tracked articles through copy editing and production
  • Covered major conventions throughout the year
  • Directed complete publication redesign
Editor, Infectious Disease Special Edition (1998)
  • Launched annual publication containing physician-authored educational reviews (circulation: 19,000
    physicians)
Managing Editor, Cardiology Special Edition and Orthopedic Special Edition (3/95-9/97)
  • Edited two semiannual magazines containing physician-authored educational reviews (circulation:
    22,000 cardiologists and 20,000 orthopedic surgeons)
Managing Editor, Special Projects (11/94-3/95)
Managing Editor, OB/GYN & Endoscopy News (5/94-12/95)
  • Edited quarterly newsmagazine with circulation of 32,000 practitioners
Managing Editor, Orthopedic Special Edition (5/94-11/94)
  • Edited bimonthly newsmagazine with circulation of 19,000 orthopedists
Associate Editor, Orthopedic Special Edition (5/93-5/94)
Contributing Writer, Anesthesiology News and Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News (7/90-5/93)

Hunter College Emergency Medical Services, New York, NY
Emergency Medical Technician (1990-91)

TEACHING        

Medical Writing Workshop,
Community Education division, Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon
(Fall 2005/Winter 2006)

Medical Writing Workshop, Center for Excellence in Writing, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
(April 2005/April 2006)

Intermediate Expository Writing, Hunter College, New York, NY (Spring 1993)

EDUCATION      

Hunter College, New York, NY, M.A., English, January 1994
G.P.A.: 3.9 out of 4.0

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, B.A., English, 1990
Semester abroad: Institut d'Etudes Européennes, Nantes, France
Varsity Swimming and Diving (three years), Swim Team Manager

CONTINUING EDUCATION     

Rocky Mountain Evidence-Based Health Care Workshop
  • One of eight journalists nationwide selected to attend, August 2005
MediaBistro, New York, NY
  • Journalism Boot Camp, Spring 2003
  • Travel Writing Boot Camp, Fall 2003
  • The Art of the Personal Essay, Spring 2004
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Basic Project Management, 2009
  • Marketing Principles and Practices, 2002
  • Principles of Organization and Management, 2001
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Journalism, 1999
New School University, Adult Division, New York, NY
  • Statistics for Psychology, 2000

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS    

Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) certified, HTML, Quark, MS Word, Excel

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS        

National Association of Science Writers, American Medical Writers Association (secretary of regional
chapter, 2006-2008), Association of Health Care Journalists, MediaBistro's AvantGuild

VOLUNTEER

Planned Parenthood, 2001-2003 and 2005
Devon Schuyler, ELS