Julie Jacob

Racine, WI USA
Website: http://
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Professional Experience

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.

Expertise

Coordinator
8 Years
Reporter
12 Years
Writer
20 Years

Specialty

Lifestyle
20 Years
Other, Specify
6 Years
Medicine
12 Years

Industries


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
6 Years
Association publication
6 Years
PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
12 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

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.

Technical Skills

Website content management systems, Adobe Dreamweaver, Blackboard

Foreign Language Skills

Some German

Computer Skills

Proficient in Word; experience using both Windows-based and Mac computers.

Equipment

Laptop computer, cell phone, point-and-shoot digital camera, tape recorder.

References

Available on request

Awards

Society of National Association Publications Newswriting Award of Excellence, Silver Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago

Associations

Association of Health Care Journalists Chicago Women in Publishing Wisconsin Health Care Public Relations and Marketing Society Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Work Samples

Health care

(ACEP News 5/21/2013)
This story explored how an emergency department cared for victims of an explosion at a fertilizer plant.
(American Medical News 2/10/2016)
(American Medical News 2/10/2016)
Practice management column that I developed and wrote.
(American Medical News 1/29/2001)
(American Medical News 2/10/2016)
(BMJ 8/9/2013)
This article explores physician use of electronic health records.
(HealthBiz Decoded 6/21/2013)
This article examined how physicians are using tablet computers as a tool for diagnosing conditions and entering information into electronic health records.
(HealthBiz Decoded 4/25/2013)
This article examines private health insurance exchanges -- what they are and how they are changing employer-sponsored health insurance.
(American Medical News 2/10/2016)
(American Medical News 2/10/2016)
(American Medical News 2/10/2016)
(American Medical News 9/4/2000)
(Modern Healthcare 5/4/2013)

Book editing

(ACGME 5/1/2007)
Collection of interviews with chief residents who reflected on their personal and professional journeys from medical students to chief residents.

Feature articles

(She Magazine 2/2/2012)
Feature article on the benefits of ballet as exercise for adult women.
(Wisconsin Trails 7/1/2006)
Feature article describing how people in Wisconsin celebrated on America's Bicentennial.
(She Magazine 12/1/2011)
Profile of a woman who runs a clothing boutique.
(Chicago Tribune 2/10/2016)
Brief feature article on new USO center at Great Lakes Naval Base.
(Rotary International 2/10/2016)
Profile of Rotary International's president.
(Rotary International 2/10/2016)
Feature article about a Rotary member who raised funds to build a blood lab in Togo.
(American Medical News 2/10/2016)
Feature profile of a physician who rebuilt his practice after it was destroyed by a flood.
(Ragan Healthcare Communication News 2/14/2013)
This essay is a humorous take on how to improve one's proofreading.
(She Magazine 12/1/2013)
This feature article profiles local women writers

News Releases

(ACGME 3/14/2007)
News release summarizing keynote speech at the 2007 ACGME Annual Educational Conference