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  Maija Rothenberg
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  My goal is to make ideas fly off the page into the reader's mind through graceful, insightful writing, laser-sharp editing, and obsessive-compulsive fact checking. Let my psychopathology work for you!

Clients include CEOs, medical associations, consulting firms, universities, and online media.


Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 20 Years
Editor 25 Years
Fact-Checker 25 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 25 Years
Education 25 Years
Medicine 25 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Medscape from WebMD (1-2), MedLab (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Kellogg School of Management (11+), College of American Pathologists (11+), Behavioral Science Technology (3-5), Veterans Health Administration (1-2)
Other Work History
-- Editorial director, OmniTech Consulting Group
-- Interim managing editor, Laboratory Medicine magazine
-- Managing editor, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons' two-volume Knowledge Update
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Acrobat.
Technical Skills
iMovie and GarageBand.
Equipment
Mac, audio recorder, and a cheery attitude.
Awards
Editor/publisher of "Building Trust, Growing Sales" (by Daniel J. Adams), which won a Silver Medal in the 2008 Best Sales Book Awards.
Associations
-- PEN America (Associate member)
-- She Writes
-- Independent Writers of Chicago (former president)
-- AWP (The Association of Writers and Writing Programs)
Other
Former instructor, University of Chicago Publishing Program.

Music videos:
https://vimeo.com/116625229
http://tinyurl.com/ny7kz5e
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Chicago, IL. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Contract Author: Career Guide for Physicians  
(American Medical Association, 8/1/1996)
A career guide for doctors who don't want to be doctors anymore.
Editor/Publisher: Business Book  
(by Daniel J. Adams, 1/1/2007)
How to master complex, high-end sales using the principles of Trust Triangle Selling. Silver Medal Winner in the 2008 Sales Book Awards.
Writer: Humor/Travel  
(New World Finn: Exploring Finnish Culture, 3/1/2007)
After a week of studying Finnish, my umlauts were killing me. [Photo: Tom White, Lakeville, MN]
What should you do when it's two hours before deadline and you haven't even started writing? A step-by-step guide.
Book Editor: Healthcare Leadership  
(John Wiley & Sons, 10/26/2008)
How healthcare leaders influence behavior and create culture. By Thomas R. Krause, PhD, and John Hidley, MD.
Coauthor: Patient Safety Article  
(Medlab: Magazine for Medical Laboratory Professionals in the Middle East, 10/19/2009)
With Paul N. Valenstein, MD. Every laboratory in the world should make patient safety its ongoing, continual, number one priority.
Writer: Medscape Articles  
(Medscape Business of Medicine, 10/21/2010)
The most notable trend is that cardiac devices are moving from wired to wireless, which allows for more in-home monitoring and a longer interval between routine in-office follow-ups.
(Medscape Business of Medicine, 6/8/2010)
Key health data are being conveyed more rapidly and accurately, enabling speedier treatment decisions and faster adjustments in care.
Coauthor: Genomic Medicine Article  
(Medlab: Magazine for Medical Laboratory Professionals in the Middle East, 3/13/2012)
With Stephen N. Bauer, MD, FCAP. Our ability to sequence genes has advanced faster than our ability to process the information.