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The word healthy is written in several different languages.
Graduates' hands hold their graduation caps in the air.
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Several common threads – consideration of the audience, clear language, and communication – inform all of my professional work.

Health Writing and Editing

I’ve been a freelance health content writer for over 15 years.

During that time, I have written patient education pieces in a variety of areas, including cardiology, gastroenterology, pediatrics, optometry, fertility preservation, cancer, sexual health, and more.  

Formats have included the following: 


  • overviews of health conditions

  • news articles

  • research summaries

  • Q & A items

  • social media posts

  • newsletters

Most recently, most of my health-related work has focused on urology and nephrology topics for clients of HealthCommunities Provider Services and Medical Team Marketing.

I also write Twitter and Facebook posts for private practices in psychiatry and neurology.


Language and Literacy 

I spent over 15 years working with adults learning English as an additional language (sometimes referred to as ESL or ESOL). Such roles included tutoring, facilitating conversation groups, language assessment, and substitute teaching. 

Through these experiences, I have seen firsthand how important language and culture is to health communication. We all approach healthcare in different ways. Understanding what patients bring to the table goes a long way in designing and crafting health messages for these populations.


I've also seen how sharing stories - of family life, travel, immigration, and other topics - adds meaning to our lives and the lives of others. Helping students write their stories was a humbling, amazing experience. 

Education and Professional Development

University of Massachusetts at Boston
MA in Applied Linguistics

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
BA in English – specialization in book publishing
Minor in Communications

University of California at Berkeley Extension – Editing Certificate

American Medical Writers Association – Essential Skills Certificate



American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)

ACES - The Society for Editing

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)

Plain Language Association International (PLAIN)


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