I have more than 30 years' experience writing and editing in the seemingly unrelated fields of health care and music.
As a freelancer, I have done book copy editing on subjects such as global warming, the Federal Reserve, African-American folklore, alien visits to Earth, and monster movies. I have also done production editing for medical and science journals.
From 1986 to 2004, I worked in the University of Virginia Health System's Office of Marketing and Communications, where I wrote about medial treatment and research for a variety of publications, including patient-information brochures. I also wrote Web content and radio PSAs, and edited annual reports.
I played saxophone in my high school jazz ensemble and later with the musicians who became 10,000 Maniacs. I have written magazine and newspaper reviews and articles about many types of music, including folk, rock, Swedish folk-rock, jazz, blues, country, gospel, and reggae.
Books & Literature
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
Book Publishing Consumer
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT (3-5), Inner Traditions book publisher (10+), Kensington Publishing Corp. (3-5)
Other Work History
Book Copy Editor for Greenwood Press/Capital City Press, Inner Traditions/Bear & Company, Kensington Publishing/Citadel Press, and China's People's Medical Publishing House, including books on alternative medicine, the history of monster movies, African-American folklore, and an encyclopedia of hairstyles (2004 to Present); Production Editor for medical and scientific journals, including Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2008-2014); Contributing Writer, Dirty Linen music magazine (1991-2010;. Public Relations Writer/Editor, University of Virginia, for health-and-wellness community newsletter, magazine for physicians, patient-information pamphlets, annual reports, and other publications (1986 to 2004); Music Editor, ThroTTle magazine, Richmond, Va. (1983-1986).
Photography (digital and conventional film); audio recording and radio production.
Computers (Mac and PC), printers, scanner, digital photography.
Apple laptop computer, digital camera.
Eliza Burns, Inner Traditions book publisher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-246-8648; Laird Scranton, author, email@example.com, (518) 482-4508; Jo Ann Eliason: Journal of Neurosurgery, firstname.lastname@example.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