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  Patricia Wittig
Professional/Personal Overview
  Science and Medical Writer and Editor, 20+ years of experience: I develop and edit science, nature, health and medicine, environment, conservation, and education media:
- Top-selling science textbooks
- Award-winning health and medical book series
- Self-help, health, medical, and nutrition books, software
- Science and conservation news and feature stories.
Work Info
Editor 20 Years
Reporter 20 Years
Writer 20 Years
Education 20 Years
Environment & Nature 30 Years
Medicine 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Garden State EnviroNet (11+), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (11+), Rodale Press, Inc. (11+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (11+), Rodale Research Center (11+), Scholastic, Inc. (11+)
Other Work History
- Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA: Medical Transcriptions Editor
- Barnes & Noble, Inc., Center Valley, PA: Bookseller; custom book sales
- Garden State EnviroNet: Online News Gatherer, blog contributor
- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia: Editor, medical education and consumer health books and software
- Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, PA: Publications Coordinator Rodale Research Center and Associate Editor Rodale Press Health Books
- Scholastic, Inc., NYC, NY: Intern, Writer for Science World Magazine
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co., NYC, NY: Editorial Assistant to science and technology acquisitions editor
- Plenum Publishing Corp., NYC, NY: Editorial Assistant to earth science, physics, and chemistry acquisitions editor
- VISTA, Knoxville, TN: Editor, TVEC News energy conservation
- American Museum of Natural History, NYC, NY and Portal, AZ: Research Assistant
- Rutgers University Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies: Research Assistant
Computer Skills
Windows, MS Office, Word, Quark, Pagemaker, etc., familiar with HTML
Technical Skills
Science, environment, and medical writing, reporting, and editing
Desktop publishing
PC, laptop, scanner, digital camera, telephone, car, bicycle, hiking boots
Society of Environmental Journalists
Editorial Freelancers Association
National Wildlife Federation Habitat Stewardship Instructor
MediaBistro Freelance Marketplace
Freelancers Union
BELS candidate
- New York University: M.A. Journalism; Science and Environmental Reporting Program
- Rutgers University: B.S. Natural Resource Management; Conservation major; Nonfiction Writing and Communications curriculum
- Kutztown University: Graduate coursework for Teacher Certification in Science and Biology; Study Skills Instructor, Developmental Studies Department
- University of Tennessee: Graduate coursework and Certificate in Scientific Illustration
- National Wildlife Federation: Habitat Steward Training Certificate
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
Pathophysiology made Incredibly Easy!
(Springhouse, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)