Stacey Willis

Freelance Technical Writer & Editor

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Location:Irvine, California, United States
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Stacey Meryl Willis

Experienced medical writer and editor in the pharmaceutical and not-for-profit health care fields. Background in scientific studies including epidemiology and infectious diseases; statistics laboratory research; and medical ethics. Experienced project manager and independent worker. Innovative, analytical and inventive thinker. Experience freelance writer in both the scientific and humanities fields.

EMPLOYMENT

SALEM PRESS/EBSCO, INC., Pasadena, CA 2010-present
Writer, Contributor
•Wrote articles for the Infectious Diseases edition on bacterial and viral diseases
•Wrote articles for the Substance Abuse edition on topics including the War on Drugs, Native Americans and Addiction, meth labs, methamphetamine and crack abuse

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Irvine, CA 2009-present
NATIONAL CHILDRENS STUDY
Research Assistant II
•Project director for Research Study on Cognitive Language
•Edit and proofread office reports and scientific articles for supervisor
•Research demographic data
•Create and maintain spreadsheets on data collected on demographics
•Created database for neo-natal providers of Orange County
•Maintain and stock inventory of NCS materials for enumerators

RESEARCHER AND EDITOR, Newport Beach, CA 2007-present
Freelance researcher and editor for Dr. Jacqueline Borthwick, Licensed Psychologist
•Find and organize articles pertaining to specific topics on child development such as therapies for ADHD
•Proofread assessments for clients

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Irvine, CA 2006-2009
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Research and Administration Assistant II
•Provided administrative support and research assistance to the Director and faculty of the Child Development Center and the National Children’s Study
•Researched projects on special topics relation to Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder for faculty papers and presentation
•Assisted in preparing grants and IRBs
•Prepared scientific papers for submission
•Assisted in the National Children’s Study Outreach and Engagement process by writing press releases and planning special events
•Coordinated travel arrangements and reimbursements for faculty

ALLIED SCHOOLS, Laguna Nigel, CA 2006-2008
Medical Textbook Writer
•Created and wrote the majority of a medical text book on medical terminology for office workers and technicians without a scientific background
•Created format for each chapter which included an extensive introduction, vocabulary, clinical scenarios and several question and answer sections
•Wrote 15 full-length cohesive chapters on musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, blood, lymphatic, nervous, digestive, urinary, female reproductive, male reproductive, integumentary (skin), special senses, endocrine and respiratory systems

AMERICAN ACADMEY OF PEDIATRICS, Huntington Beach, CA 2006-2007
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of California District IX
•Edited and proofread the monthly journal California Pediatrician
•Organized and wrote correspondence regarding local and federal legislature
•Researched current legislature and wrote summaries to present to the Executive Director
•Represented the Executive Director on conference calls concerning legislative positions

DELTA PHARMACEUTICALS, Deerfield, IL 2005-2006
Medical Writer for ASTELLAS PHARMA, US
•Edited and wrote pharmaceutical annual reports, clinical and non-clinical study reports (Phases 1-3), Investigator Brochures (IBs), Investigational New Drug (IND) reports and protocols
•Created and edited tabulations for sections of the Common Technical Document (CTD) and End of Text Tables
•Performed Quality Control (QC) of manuscripts and study reports for FDA submission
•Focused on the fields of urology, cardiology, infectious diseases, dermatology and immunology

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, Elk Grove Village, IL 2004-2005
Assistant to the Director of Marketing
•Co-managed creation and presentation of material for annual members meeting for the Department of Marketing and Publications
•Proofread and assisted in editing Immunizations & Infectious Diseases: An Informed Parent’s Guide (Fisher, 2006)
•Researched pediatric dermatology for Pediatric Dermatology for Primary Care (tentative title for Summer/Fall 1996 Publication)


EDUCATION

MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Downers Grove, IL 2003-2005
Masters of Biomedical Science, Department of Biochemistry, College of Health Sciences. Thesis entitled “Characterization of Escherichia coli Transport of AbgT.”

MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Downers Grove, IL 1999-2002
College of Osteopathic Medicine. Two years of preclinical coursework.

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Waltham, MA 1992-2000
Master of Fine Arts, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Specializes in the 19c Hebrew and Yiddish Literature written in Eastern Europe.

SCRIPPS COLLEGE, Claremont, CA 1987-1991
Honors BA in French Civilization. Phi Beta Kappa. Honors thesis in French on Franco-Jewish writers of the Holocaust

PUBLICATIONS

Carter EL, Jager L, Gardner L, Hall CC, Willis D, Green JM. 2007. Escherichia coli abg genes enable uptake and cleavage of the folate catabolite p-aminobenzoyl-glutamate. Journal of Bacteriology, 189:3329-34.

Irrational Discourse: Authority and the Ambivalent Maskil in Sholem Yankev Abmramovitsch’s Di Takes and Dr Kliatche. Summer 1998. Monatshefte, 90(2)198-207.

COMPUTER SKILLS

WORD PRISM POWER POINT
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Technical Writing
Editing