Laura Walker

Freelance Technical Writer & Editor

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
Laura M. Walker
1320 W Minnehaha Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612.822.3680 home
612-226-7861 cell
Accomplished professional in health care and medical communications, with extensive experience in
developing and managing education programs for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and patients. Seeking
position in health care communications or education, which will utilize writing, research, fund-raising and
leadership skills.
Independent Health Care Communications Consultant and Editor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 2000-current
Consult with publishers and providers of continuing medical education and pharmaceutical companies on
multifaceted projects related to marketing, education and promotion. Write and edit clinical
presentations, patient and consumer publications and interactive media programs. Direct project
management and editorial teams. Develop continuing medical education project-related standard
operating procedures. Copyedit and proofread health care publications.
Editorial Director, Medical Education Collaborative, Golden, Colorado — 1996-2000
Directed editorial, marketing and communications department of nonprofit, nationally accredited provider
of continuing medical education for physicians, pharmacists and nurses. Planned and developed continuing
medical education program publications for live symposia and enduring materials. Supervised content
development and printing and distribution of monographs, published proceedings, CD-ROMs, audio and
videotapes, brochures, signs, course manuals, slides and all other published materials related to public
relations, sales training and promotion. Developed and wrote new business and educational grant proposals
(program design, content, budgets and timing). Worked closely with physicians, faculty members,
pharmaceutical industry professionals, association executives and production vendors. Supervised department
staff and freelance medical editors and writers, web designers, desktop publishers and graphic
artists. Led program team activities so that educational program objectives and goals were achieved within
specified time and designated budget.
Senior Program Manager, Medical Education Collaborative, Golden, Colorado — 1994-1996
Provided expertise in medical communications, writing, editing and publication production, which led to
design, development and creation of editorial department. Promoted from program management responsibilities
to direct newly created editorial department.
Project Manager, Integrated Communications Corporation, Parsippany, New Jersey — 1993-1994
Managed special projects and new business development within international medical advertising agency.
Established work plans and directed team activities associated with corporate advertising programs including
publications, symposia and advisory board meetings. Assisted with design, completion, and reporting
of data from retrospective clinical trials.
Program Coordinator, Physicians World Communications Group, Secaucus, New Jersey — 1992-1993
Established work plans and participated in team activities associated with marketing and international
medical education programs. Conducted market research at international medical conventions. Planned
and developed videoconferences, speaker bureau meetings and satellite symposia.
Associate Editor, Physicians World Communications Group, Secaucus, New Jersey — 1990-1992
Developed, wrote, and edited education and marketing program content, slides, video scripts, interactive
videodisk programs, backgrounds for new business proposals, speeches and press releases. Coordinated
speaker presentation materials at international symposia.
Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor, Physicians World Communications Group,
Secaucus, New Jersey — 1986-1990
Developed in-house system for production of lecture slides. Served in editorial department as proofreader,
copyeditor. Coordinated speaker presentations at international symposia.
Guest Relations Assistant, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York — 1986
Art Restoration Assistant, Kimbell Art Museum (Perry Huston and Associates)
Fort Worth, Texas — 1984-1985
Nursing Assistant, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas — summer 1982
Guest Services Provider, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops Series,
Dallas, Texas — summer 1981
Annual Fundraising Auction Chair (2011), Classroom, Plant Sale, General Administration and Development
Volunteer, Lake Country School, Minneapolis, Minnesota — 2006-current
Volunteer, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colorado — 1994-1998
Student Volunteer, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas — 1979-1981
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas — B.S. Biomedical Communications
(advanced coursework in biology, English and journalism)
available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Technical Writing