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  Julie Jacob
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm a versatile writer with a clear, concise writing style and a flair for crafting warm and engaging stories. My assignments have included profiling the president of an international service organization, describing the benefits of ballet, profiling the owner of a vintage clothing shop, interviewing a woman who survived a hurricane at sea, and reviewing an exhibit of presidential artifacts.

Six years of working as a reporter for a national newspaper for physicians has also given me in-depth expertise in health care and medical issues, particularly health insurance and practice management issues.

Please contact me if you're looking for a writer to do a human interest piece, feature story, or health care article for your publication or website. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

Work Info
Coordinator 8 Years
Reporter 12 Years
Writer 20 Years
Human interest, light feature stories 6 Years
Medicine 12 Years
Lifestyle 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
She Magazine (6-10), Caledonia Patch (3-5), Chicago Tribune (3-5), HealthBiz Decoded (3-5), Milwaukee Magazine (1-2), Modern Healthcare (1-2), On Wisconsin (1-2), Real Business (1-2), BMJ (1-2), ACEP News (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Rotary International (3-5), Aurora Health Care (1-2)
Other Work History
Six years as a reporter for the American Medical News, covering health insurance and practice management issues; six years as a writer for the American Dental Association News; freelance articles published in the Chicago Tribune. Rotarian, and other publications.
Computer Skills
Proficient in Word; experience using both Windows-based and Mac computers.
Technical Skills
Website content management systems, Adobe Dreamweaver, Blackboard
Laptop computer, cell phone, point-and-shoot digital camera, tape recorder.
Foreign Language Skills
Some German
Available on request
Society of National Association Publications Newswriting Award of Excellence, Silver Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago
Association of Health Care Journalists
Chicago Women in Publishing
Wisconsin Health Care Public Relations and Marketing
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
I have an MFA in creative writing and teach writing at a local technical college.
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Milwaukee, WI. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Feature articles  
(She Magazine, 12/1/2013)
This feature article profiles local women writers
(Ragan Healthcare Communication News, 2/14/2013)
This essay is a humorous take on how to improve one's proofreading.
(She Magazine, 2/2/2012)
Feature article on the benefits of ballet as exercise for adult women.
(She Magazine, 12/1/2011)
Profile of a woman who runs a clothing boutique.
(Wisconsin Trails, 7/1/2006)
Feature article describing how people in Wisconsin celebrated on America's Bicentennial.
(Rotary International)
Profile of Rotary International's president.
(Chicago Tribune)
Brief feature article on new USO center at Great Lakes Naval Base.
(Rotary International)
Feature article about a Rotary member who raised funds to build a blood lab in Togo.
Heroic Measures
(American Medical News)
Feature profile of a physician who rebuilt his practice after it was destroyed by a flood.
Book editing  
(ACGME, 5/1/2007)
Collection of interviews with chief residents who reflected on their personal and professional journeys from medical students to chief residents.
Health care  
(BMJ, 8/9/2013)
This article explores physician use of electronic health records.
(HealthBiz Decoded, 6/21/2013)
This article examined how physicians are using tablet computers as a tool for diagnosing conditions and entering information into electronic health records.
(ACEP News, 5/21/2013)
This story explored how an emergency department cared for victims of an explosion at a fertilizer plant.
(Modern Healthcare, 5/4/2013)
(HealthBiz Decoded, 4/25/2013)
This article examines private health insurance exchanges -- what they are and how they are changing employer-sponsored health insurance.
(Vein Magazine, 7/1/2012)
(American Medical News, 1/29/2001)
(American Medical News, 9/4/2000)
(American Medical News)
(American Medical News)
(American Medical News)
(American Medical News)
(American Medical News)
(American Medical News)
(American Medical News)
Practice management column that I developed and wrote.
News Releases  
(ACGME, 3/14/2007)
News release summarizing keynote speech at the 2007 ACGME Annual Educational Conference
Contact Info
  Julie Jacob
Racine, WI 

E-Mail: jajwriter@aol.com
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