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  Jeffery Lindholm
Professional/Personal Overview
  I have more than 20 years' experience writing and editing in the seemingly unrelated fields of health care and music.

As a freelancer, I have done production editing for medical and science journals and book copy editing on subjects such as global warming, the Federal Reserve, African-American folklore, alien visits to Earth, and monster movies.

From 1986 to 2004, I worked in the University of Virginia Health System's Office of Marketing and Communications, where I edited the hospital's community newsletter, wrote Web content and radio PSAs, and edited annual reports.

I played baritone sax in my high school jazz ensemble and later with the musicians who became 10,000 Maniacs. I have written about folk, rock, Swedish folk-rock, jazz, blues, country, gospel, and reggae music for Dirty Linen magazine and other publications since 1982.

Work Info
Copy Editor 8 Years
Editor 27 Years
Writer 30 Years
Books & Literature 8 Years
Health 27 Years
Music 30 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
30 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Dirty Linen, world music magazine (11+), Inner Traditions book publisher (11+), Driftwood, Web-based music magazine (6-10), Goddard College (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Dartmouth Journal Services (11+)
Other Work History
Freelance Writer/Editor (2004 to Present)
Copyedit books for Greenwood Press/Capital City Press and Inner Traditions/Bear & Company, including books on alternative medicine, the history of monster movies, African-American folklore, and an encyclopedia of hairstyles
Copyedit articles for medical and scientific journals, including Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Write book, video, and album reviews related to popular music.

Public Relations Writer/Editor, University of Virginia (1986 to 2004)
Created, edited, and wrote for a health-and-wellness community newsletter, a magazine for physicians, patient-information pamphlets, annual reports, and other publications
Wrote about technical and medical topics in a clear voice for a general audience
Scheduled projects and assured delivery of publications
Supervised writers, designers and photographers
Computer Skills
Word, OS 10, Windows, Dreamweaver
Technical Skills
Photography (digital and conventional film)
Apple laptop computer
Digital camera and film photography
Maureen Wellen: Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, (434) 924-7053 (former supervisor at UVa Marketing and Communications)
David Catell-Gordon: former director of outreach, psychosocial services, and cancer control, University of Virginia Cancer Center, dcc2@virginia.edu, (434) 982-4234
Jo Ann Eliason: Journal of Neurosurgery, jeliason@thejns.org, (434) 982-1209

Circle of Excellence Award, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, for "At the Forefront of the Field," Heart Center brochure, 1996
Best Articles of the Year, bronze medal, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, for Helix article on designer drugs, "Design for Dying," 1988.
Editorial Freelancers Association
I am detail-oriented, able to work creatively within a structured format, and can remain focused on goals while acting as a member of a group.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Writing: Health and Wellness  
(University of Virginia Health Talk)
Community newsletter article about heartburn--how it affects us and what we can do about it, for the University of Virginia Health Center's community newsletter, Health Talk
(University of Vermont, The View)
Article about the University of Vermont's standardized patient program, in which volunteers pretend to be patients and act out illnesses to help train medical students.
Book Copyediting  
(Inner Traditions, 3/1/2011)
Book on the health and nutrition values of eating a "primal diet"; that is, a more meat-based diet, focusing on foods that were available to primitive mankind, before agriculture and definitely before processed foods and preservatives.
(Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group)
History of the Federal Reserve, from financial, political, and social angles, and written for a general audience.
(Inner Traditions/Bear & Company)
The Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, are famous for their unique art and advanced cosmology. This book offers a detailed look at the parallels between Dogon mythical narratives and scientific concepts from atomic theory to quantum theory and string theory.
(Inner Traditions/Bear & Company)
A manual for understanding the anatomical and emotional components of posture in order to heal chronic pain
Web Writing  
(Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 8/1/2007)
A patient-oriented description of hemophilia: the condition, types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outlook. This is written for laypersons interested in learning more about the disease condition because they or someone they know might have or has hemophilia.
Copy Editing: Scientific Journals  
(Journal of Neurosurgery)
An article that I copy edited for the Journal of Neurosurgery. Written by researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery and Institute for Transplantation Diagnostics and Cell Therapeutics, Heinrich-Heine-University Medical Center, Dusseldorf, Germany.
(Neurosurgical Focus)
An article that I copy edited for Neurosurgical Focus, the online journal of the Journal of Neurosurgery. The article was written by Florence Lefranc, M.D., Ph.D., and Robert Kiss, Ph.D., from Erasme University Hospital and the Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
Book Reviews  
(Driftwood magazine, 12/1/2011)
Review of "Flying Saucers Rock and Roll: Conversations with Unjustly Obscure Rock n Roll Eccentrics," edited by Jake Austen. The book, published by Duke University Press, reprints extensive interviews with oddballs from the fringes of popular music.
(Driftwood magazine, 5/1/2011)
Review of "The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology," edited by Austin Powell and Doug Freeman. The book, published by the University of Texas Press, collects articles on music and culture in general from the Austin Chronicle, a weekly alternative newspaper, to celebrate the paper's 30th anniversary.
Music Reviews  
(Rootsworld magazine, 12/1/2013)
Review of live CD by folk musician Ry Cooder and a 10-piece Mexican brass band.
(Driftwood magazine , 1/1/2012)
Review of the album "Sweetheart of the Sun" by the reunited '80s new wave band.
Contact Info
  Jeffery Lindholm
3 Sunnyside Terrace
Montpelier, VT 05602

Tel: 802-223-2247  
E-Mail: goodholm23@myfairpoint.net
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