Mary McAllister

Freelance Writer & Editor

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Location:Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/marymcallister
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Education
1996 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland,
M.A.
1989 B.A., Liberal Arts, English/Art concentration
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
Honors
Summa *** laude graduate of College of Notre Dame of Maryland
Maryland Winner, Philip Morris National Essay
Contest, 1987
City of Baltimore Creative Writing Award, 1983
Journalism Awards, 1983, 1984
Poetry Award, 1981
National Merit scholarship, 1969
Full 4-year Senatorial scholarship, 1969
Experience
1993-present Editor/Project Coordinator (Faculty, Research Associate)
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiology, MRI •Scientific and research writing for faculty members includes manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, educational literature and associated materials. A significant part of this position includes the writing, coordinating, editing and routing of numerous research grants. Responsible for the coordination of all research projects and for organizing and producing research directory. Additional responsibilities include brochure design, layout, type specification and cover artwork. Extensive use of MacIntosh computer (Microsoft Word, desktop publishing programs such as Quark XPress, etc.).
Departmental Newsletter Editor • Johns Hopkins University Department of Radiology
Responsible for story choice, content, interviewing, writing, layout and design of quarterly departmental newsletter.
Publications Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiology
Responsible for publication of research directory, brochures, press releases, annual report. Entails interviewing, writing, design, layout, and final publication.
Drug Study Coordinator
Responsible for initiation and coordination of clinical trials from outside vendors. Included writing and preparation of Institutional Review Board applications and approval, writing of consent forms, calculating budgets, and study initiation.
1991-present Editor/Reviewer
University of Vienna, Austria
Review and rewrite manuscripts for Department of Radiology and several other departments on a contractual basis.
1995-1997 Editor/Reviewer
Radiology
Review and rewrite journal articles written by authors whose first language is not English (contractual basis)
1991-1992 Technical Writer/Editor
Johns Hopkins University, Division of Cognitive Neurology
Scientific and research writing for faculty members included manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, educational literature and associated materials.
Coordination, editing and formatting of grants was a significant part of this position. Arranging and organizing weekly seminars, coordinating monthly meetings of the Baltimore-Washington Area Neuropsychology Group, and designing and constructing slides and other audiovisual materials were additional responsibilities.
1990-1991 Technical Writer/Editor/Continuing Education Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Radiology, MRI • Scientific and research writing for faculty members included manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, educational literature and associated materials. Coordinated all activities for CE courses for the Division of MRI. This included editing and collection of syllabus materials, establishing course schedules, analyzing course evaluations, and producing AV collateral materials (slides, projection transparencies). Additional responsibilities included brochure design, layout, type specification and cover artwork. Extensive use of MacIntosh computer (Microsoft Word, desktop publishing programs). A significant part of this position included the writing, coordinating, editing and routing of numerous research grants.
1989-1990 Printer Proofreader, Government Printing Office, Washington DC Proofread and edited government publications (Federal Register, Congressional Record). Determined mark-up specifications for various
types of printed material. Worked extensively with IBM PC (VAX/MS DOS) to edit directly from the computer.
1988 Document Abstracter/Indexer, Johns Hopkins Population Information Program (Part-time)
Wrote and indexed abstracts summarizing medical and scientific articles,
books, and journals for retrieval from POPLINE/MEDLINE international database.
1988-1989 Executive Editor, The Black Church Magazine Edited, determined editorial content, interviewed, wrote articles, specified type, design and layout of magazine with circulation of 30,000. Coordinated and assigned photographs and articles from freelance sources.
1984-1988 Proofreader/Editor, Waverly Press, Baltimore, MD
Proofread and edited medical and scientific texts and journals, among which were the Journal of Epidemiology, the Journal of Urology, AJR, Circulation and others.
1974-1982 Vice President, The Acromat Corporation • Glen Burnie, MD, Responsible for weekly (computer-generated) payroll, account billing
and personnel decisions. Quality Control Manager position included
job scheduling, purchasing and final approval before printing. Artist/illustrator position included design, editing, type specification, layout and illustration of various corporate and advertising materials, including brochures, political advertisements, and newsletters.
REFERENCES and PUBLICATIONS FURNISHED UPON REQUEST
Skills (2) Rating
Writing
Editing