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I'm a writer and editor skilled at planning and shaping messages to create focused, persuasive news and feature articles and other communications tools, with a strong background in medical and science writing.
I write both for clients and directly for publications. My client work ranges from magazine and newsletter articles to collateral publications like capability and specialty brochures, handbooks and web content. In the recent past, I’ve written about topics as diverse as cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiovascular care, technology to monitor water safety, development of the shingles vaccine, alternative fuels and remediation of contaminated soil and water.
As a long-time diver, my interest in marine life has led me to write and publish Neptune’s Web, a site focused on life in the sea. And although I live in Houston now, after I was drawn into the historical society in my hometown of Stow, Mass., I wrote extensively about the history of the town in newsletters, a lengthy series of newspaper columns and my book, Stow Things.
As a writer, I’m adept at interpreting complex information and expressing it in clear and readable terms, whether for magazines and newsletters, book chapters, brochures or web content. My goal is to produce materials that speak to readers with an emphasis on information and education.
Anybody can write something that will be read by people interested in the subject. My skill is to write things that draw people who aren’t interested to open them up and read them.
As a newspaper reporter, public relations officer and marketing director, I’ve covered murder trials and local government, developed television news projects and handled institutional mergers, “de-mergers” and branding and identity programs, directed marketing and advertising campaigns and written and published award-winning magazines and healthletters. For more than 20 years, I served as Director of Public Affairs at Lahey Clinic, one of Boston’s premiere teaching hospitals.
Since 2001, I’ve freelanced for clients and worked on my own projects, such as Stow Things. In my client work, I’ve developed projects as varied as a Boston Globe insert for the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and magazine and newsletter features, advertising, collateral and web content for hospitals and physician groups in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Virginia.
For the Association of University Technology Managers and the Global Health Alliance, I’ve written about a broad range of subjects, from technology to improve highway safety to neglected tropical diseases like Buruli ulcer and leishmaniasis.