Laurie Bouck

San Francisco, CA USA
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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.

Expertise

Editor
2 Years
Book Author
1 Year
Writer
12 Years

Specialty

Health
2 Years
Technology
3 Years
Medicine
9 Years

Industries


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), WorkingMother.com (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

Equipment

Desktop, laptop, digital recorder, digital camera

References

Available upon request

Awards

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

Associations

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

Work Samples

General

(Complete Idiot's Guide to Vaccinations 12/1/2009)
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.
(Oakland Tribune Online 10/8/2010)
Profile of a Bay Area engineer working on water sanitation projects in Uganda.
(MedFly 8/5/2010)
Blog post about radiation overdoses from CT scans, written for my blog MedFly, which is part of the BlogHer Publishing Network.
(Cincinnati Parent 10/1/2007)
Article on pediatric emergencies that I wrote for a regional parenting publication.
(AGD Impact 2/13/2009)
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.
(Medscape Medical News 3/7/2008)
News article describing the use of aspirin to prevent complications after knee surgery.
(WorkingMother.com 7/15/2010)
An overview of childhood vaccines and vaccination controversies, written for WorkingMother.com
(Parenting Magazine 4/1/2008)
Article on deciphering seizure-like behavior in infants and young children.