Glenn Floyd

Freelance Editor & Writer

Location:Troy, Missouri, United States
2 Skills
413 Valley Spring Drive
O’Fallon, MO 63366
(314) 435-8725


Freelance Editor
RALLY! Education (July 2013-Present)
• Perform both developmental (substantive) editing and copy editing on various manuscripts for New York-based publisher of assessment, instruction, and test preparation
Quality Medical Publishing (2006-Present)
• Edit various chapters and books – in plastic surgery, spine surgery, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, dermatology, and orthopedic surgery – for publisher of landmark publications (most notably in plastic surgery and spine surgery) that help shape the medical industry
STM Learning (2012-2013)
• Perform both developmental (substantive) editing and copy editing for leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) educational resources on maltreatment issues such as mental health, child abuse and neglect, ****** assault, and domestic violence, among others
American College of Surgeons (2007-2008)
• Edited various chapters to improve manuscript quality in surgery, trauma, and cancer care
Fleishman-Hillard (2006-2007)
• Edited various manuscripts for top global public relations agency/communications firm

SSE (Systems Service Enterprises, Inc.)
Senior Proposal Writer/Analyst
November 2012-April 2013
• Developed proposals for large-scale government and military engagements
• Coordinated project management of all Requests for Proposals (RFPs) by assigning questions to appropriate SMEs for answers, ensuring timely responses, and rewriting answers to appropriately respond to each question in one cohesive voice
• Worked closely with the Vice President of Government Services to develop and write bid responses for selected programs and RFPs
• Interfaced and worked with SSE management team members as required in the assessment and assignment of proposals and writing/technical assistance

Centene – NurseWise/Nurse Response Division
Proposal and Communication Writer (Business Development Group)
May 2012-November 2012
• Developed and responded to RFPs for Nurse Advice Line and telehealth services within required timeframes, including gathering information for RFPs
• Coordinated proposal responses and gathered information with subject matter experts (SMEs), with an emphasis on user-friendly, easy-to-comprehend answers to augment easy readability
• Researched proposal responses, product changes, and new products
• Developed client outreach materials (slide presentations) to support the communication plan
• Wrote marketing campaign content to build awareness, support brand standards, and drive sales
• Created external marketing communications for end-users

Express Scripts
Senior Writer (Proposal Writer II)
July 2011-February 2012
• Analyzed, researched, wrote, and edited sales content by effectively prioritizing requests, accurately interpreting questions, and writing clear, articulate, and persuasive responses
• Worked collaboratively and interacted with companywide SMEs to maintain the integrity of information in the database and to investigate potential content improvements
• Supported Marketing & Communications goals, facilitated meetings, and solved problems
• Analyzed, researched, wrote, and edited information that underscored the strengths of the company’s products and services
• Applied strong writing, project management, and multi-tasking skills in the process of crafting powerful proposal responses

Forest Pharmaceuticals
Medical Writer
January 2011-June 2011
• Wrote standardized medical letters (SMLs) for healthcare professionals and consumers based on their inquiries
• Conducted online research via PubMed for relevant journal articles, and summarized and rewrote those findings in the SMLs
• Interacted with the product monitors and other coworkers to ensure that the most accurate, highest-quality, and up-to-date information was conveyed via the SMLs
• Reviewed, wrote, and edited drafts of previously created SMLs
• Delivered timely and professional results according to project plans and prior to deadlines without sacrificing quality

The Creative Group (contractor at Wells Fargo Advisors)
Communications Consultant
June 2010-January 2011
Operations Communications Department (September 2010-January 2011)
• Rewrote, edited, and updated policies and procedures—and confirmed accuracy of the information—with the appropriate SMEs
Business Development Group (June 2010-September 2010)
• Edited newsletter articles and corresponded via phone, e-mail, and in person with SMEs
• Wrote and managed newsletter, e-mail, and intranet articles and projects

Washington University School of Medicine
Managing Editor (Medical Writer/Editor/Special Projects Coordinator) – Psychiatry Dept.
August 2004-March 2010
• Wrote, edited, and coordinated projects (monographs, grants, workgroups, journal articles, reviews, book chapters, speeches, slide presentations, etc.) for the Psychiatry Dept.
• Conducted literature searches, reviewed articles for submission and circulation, and organized both reference and research materials

The Mattson Jack Group (now part of Kantar Health)
Senior Production Editor
December 1998-August 2004
• Edited, proofread, and rewrote as needed all documents sent to clients: business development letters, proposals, and reports
• Developed knowledge of medical terminology and proficiency in using medical and pharmaceutical reference materials and websites
• Researched and wrote the company’s quarterly newsletter

Mosby Publishing Company (now Elsevier)
Copywriter – Advertising Department (October 1998-December 1998)
• Conducted research to ascertain the most efficient means of advertising and promoting college, graduate, and postgraduate medical and health textbooks and ancillary materials
• Worked with acquisition editors and developmental editors to determine the best time to advertise relative to publication dates
• Wrote creative ad copy and formatted copy with photos of products
Developmental Editor – Nursing Editorial; Division of Continuing Education & Training
(April 1996-October 1998)
• Served as liaison with authors and acquisition editors
• Developed and reviewed college-, graduate-, and postgraduate-level medical textbooks and ancillary materials for content, organization, style, and pedagogy (teachability)

Milliken Publishing Company (now part of Lorenz Educational Press)
Advertising Manager (March 1995-April 1996)
• Served as liaison with dealers (teacher supply stores)
• Created catalogs, brochures, & advertisements of products
Editor (September 1992-February 1995)
• Edited, formatted, and performed desktop publishing duties for education workbooks and teacher resource guides
• Managed products from conceptualization to completion


Webster University Graduate School – St. Louis, Missouri
Master of Arts in Media Communications, Emphasis in Media Writing
University of Missouri-Columbia – Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts in English, Emphasis in the English Language


• Detailed understanding of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and proposal writing, the healthcare industry and medical writing/editing, and publications and the publishing industry
• Extensive experience in writing and editing books, journal articles, and various other manuscripts within the healthcare and medical industries
• Comprehensive proficiency in writing, production editing (copyediting), developmental (substantive) editing, proofreading, and conducting online research
• Broad knowledge of PCs, Macintosh computers, and various computer programs, especially Microsoft Office programs (MS Word and its track-changes feature, PowerPoint, and Excel), Adobe PDFs, and EndNote reference database software
• Familiarity with various style manuals, especially Associated Press (AP) style, the style manual of the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Chicago Manual of Style
• Comprehensive understanding of medical, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries and associated terminology
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