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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 thorough fact-checking.

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

Work Info
Book Author 20 Years
Editor 25 Years
Fact-Checker 25 Years
Business (general) 25 Years
Education 25 Years
Medicine 25 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
MedLab (1-2), Medscape from WebMD (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
College of American Pathologists (11+), Kellogg School of Management (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.
Mac, audio recorder, and a cheery attitude.
Editor/publisher of "Building Trust, Growing Sales" (by Daniel J. Adams), which won a Silver Medal in the 2008 Best Sales Book Awards.
-- PEN America (Associate member)
-- She Writes
-- Independent Writers of Chicago (former president)
-- AWP (The Association of Writers and Writing Programs)
Former instructor, University of Chicago Publishing Program.

Music videos:
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.