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  Claire Altschuler
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am an award-winning medical writer and communications consultant. While I work with clients in a variety of industries, my specialty is health care. As a consultant to some of the country's top medical organizations and nonprofits, I have helped hospital staff and medical professionals better inform and influence target audiences with clear and compelling messaging. I have also written and edited a wide variety of medical publications directed at patients, physicians and external audiences. I have had many stories published in the Chicago Tribune, some of which were syndicated.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 7 Years
Editor 15 Years
Writer 15 Years
Specialty
Health 15 Years
Lifestyle 15 Years
Medicine 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Chicago Tribune (11+), Satsifaction Magazine (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
McGuffin Creative (11+), Robert H. Lurie Comp. Cancer Ctr. (6-10), Northwestern University/Northwestern Hospital (6-10)
Other Work History
Senior Writer, Lipman Hearne
Consultant/Director of Communications, Arthritis Foundation, Chicago chapter
Computer Skills
Word, Excel
OS 10 and Windows
Some HTML
Technical Skills
Website Content Strategy, social media advice, blogging
Equipment
Mac and PC, digital camera, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Keynote (Mac), Excel
References
http://clairealtschuler.com/awards.html
Addition references available upon request.
Awards
Russell L. Cecil Award for Medical Journalism (national newspaper award)
1st Place for Feature Story, Illinois Women's Press Association
Associations
American Medical Writers Association
Other
Internship with Philip Kotler, Northwestern University; Completed NYU class on Content Strategy; Completed introductory class on HTML. Please visit my website for additional background and writing samples: http://www.clairealtschuler.com
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Health Care Communications  
(Northwestern University, 1/15/2009)
Physician profiles for Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center's Journal
(McGuffin Creative & Delnor Hospital)
I wrote a variety of brochures for Delnor Hospital's Health Library. These are just a couple of them.
Medical Journalism  
(Chicago Tribune)
Small sample of the work I did for the Chicago Tribune and Satisfaction Magazine.
Marketing Consulting/Website Strategy & Content  
(Sheryl Stoller)
I devised the content strategy and did much of the writing and editing for the Stoller website. The PDF is a piece Ms. Stoller used to introduce her business to a wide audience. It includes an 8 1/2 x 11 piece that was used at an auction and was later adapted as a leave-behind for physicians' offi
Contact Info
  Claire Altschuler
New York, NY 
USA

Tel: 646-559-0436  
E-Mail: claire.landes@gmail.com
Website: http://www.clairealtschuler.com