Laurie Bouck

San Francisco, CA USA

Professional Experience

I have spent my career making technical topics such as medicine easy for the layman to understand. An award-winning health writer, I enjoy writing about complex topics for audiences ranging from low-literacy readers to CEOs and MDs. The topics I have covered include pediatrics, pregnancy, emergency medicine, vaccination, and nutrition. My projects include articles, blog posts, online courses, newsletters, and a consumer health book. I also work on technology projects, including medical technology, green technology, and consumer software. I am currently earning a certificate in technical communication.


2 Years
Book Author
1 Year
12 Years


2 Years
3 Years
9 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
3 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
1 Year
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

13 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Regional Newspaper Chain (10+), Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (1-2), (1-2), Alpha Books/Penguin (1-2), My Little Nomads (Family Travel Blog) (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

McMurry Custom Publishers (3-5), Great Place to Work Institute (1-2), Local Green Technology Consultant (1-2)

Other Work History

Writer, StayWell/Krames Medical Publishers (staff) Associate Editor, eMediaWeekly (staff)

Computer Skills

OS: Windows XP Programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Desktop, laptop, digital recorder, digital camera


Available upon request


I received eight National Health Information Awards for the patient education materials I wrote at StayWell/Krames.


American Society of Journalists and Authors, Freelance Success, American Medical Writers Association, Society for Technical Communication



A PDF of Chapter 12, "Do Vaccines Cause Medical Problems?" from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vaccinations, which I co-authored with Michael J. Smith, MD.
Profile of a Bay Area engineer working on water sanitation projects in Uganda.
Blog post about radiation overdoses from CT scans, written for my blog MedFly, which is part of the BlogHer Publishing Network.
Article on pediatric emergencies that I wrote for a regional parenting publication.
Article written for a dental trade journal describing what medical identity theft is, how new FTC rules are designed to prevent identity theft, and how to spot and prevent this problem in a dental practice.
News article describing the use of aspirin to prevent complications after knee surgery.
An overview of childhood vaccines and vaccination controversies, written for
Article on deciphering seizure-like behavior in infants and young children.