Professional writer/editor/researcher with 28 years experience. Specialty in medical-health issues. Have more than 500 published articles which have appeared in magazines, newspapers, journals, newsletters and online. Self-published a book, “Lessons Grandma Taught Us,” in 2002.
Banfield Pet Hospital
-Work with managing editor to write/edit/proofread quarterly print/electronic publication, the Banfield Journal. Retrieve/cross-check references for articles. Obtain permissions for photos/images.
-Write/edit each new print and electronic edition of, Anesthesia for the Pet Practitioner. Work with our doctors for content. Obtain permissions for photos/images.
-Write content for Banfield.com, State of Pet Health website, podcasts, blogs and email newsletters.
-Write scripts for PetWare® videos, which are shown in Banfield hospitals’ exam rooms.
-Write content for Shelter Shorts, a newsletter distributed to animal shelters.
-Write/edit/coordinate production of client handouts (distributed at the hospitals and available online) of which there are more than 150.
-Wrote/edited weekly internal publication, The Practice Insider, which was sent to Banfield’s 850 hospitals via company intranet and 400+ associates at Central Team Support (CTS).
-Wrote/edited monthly internal electronic newsletter, The Monthly Mews, which was sent to associates at CTS via email.
Full-time Freelance Writer
May 1993-February 2008
Self-employed Independent Contractor
-Wrote for a variety of publications including, but not limited to Diabetic Living, Diabetes Health, Rehab Management, Physical Therapy Products Magazine, Real Woman Magazine, American AOL/MSN.com, alive, Vim & Vigor Magazine, 24x7 Magazine, Sleep Review, Plastic Surgery Practice, Podiatry Management, Consumer Health Interactive, Health, Money & Travel, and more.
-Wrote copy for print ads, brochures/collateral, marketing materials, direct mail and flyers.
-Created/maintained website for NADENT-Health Data Services (http://www.nadent.com).
December 1990-May 1993
-Wrote copy for brochures, marketing materials/collateral, direct mail, flyers and print ads.
Hunt Real Estate Corporation
May 1988-October 1989
Writer/Producer, Sunday Showcase of Homes
-Wrote and produced ½ hour real estate home TV show at WKBW (ABC affiliate).
New York State Easter Seal Society
August 1986-February 1988
Buffalo & Albany, N.Y.
-Coordinated special events and fundraising activities.
Ellis Advertising Co.
May 1985-August 1986
-Wrote copy for print ads, brochures/collateral.
-Coordinated media contracts for radio and TV.
State University College at Buffalo
-Internship at Cookfair & Carey Advertising agency
-Member of the American Medical Writers Association.