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.
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
Total Media Industry Experience
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.
Website content management systems, Adobe Dreamweaver, Blackboard
Foreign Language Skills
Proficient in Word; experience using both Windows-based and Mac computers.
Laptop computer, cell phone, point-and-shoot digital camera, tape recorder.
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