Writer and editorial consultant with strong background in daily journalism, magazines, copywriting and advertorial. Areas of expertise include health care, medicine and technology. Proven ability to interview or collaborate with C-Suite executives, Nobel laureates, researchers, philanthropists, and celebrities. Ghostwriter of three published books including a New York Times bestseller. Ability to translate complex or technical subject matter into accessible language for a general audience. Byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News and the International Herald-Tribune.
Digital Strategist/Editorial Consultant
Recent clients include the Denver-based BioCollective, an innovative start-up with a unique business model to fulfill burgeoning demand for high quality, cross-annotated samples of the human microbiota (gut microbes); Copenhagen-based Sparrow Quantum, developer of the first single photon light source for quantum computing; Geneva-based Global Yield Inc., pioneering investment strategies for block chain technologies. Services performed include newsletter outreach, major hire announcements, press releases, web copy, pitch decks and service copy.
Long Form Copywriting/Healthcare
Keck Medicine Magazine of USC, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, others
February 2008 – Present (7 years 1 month)
Contribute interviews with internationally prominent researchers in multi-disciplinary fields ranging from orthopedic robotics to genomics. As the magazine is also devoted to fundraising outreach, I have also been called upon to interview such high-level donors as Sumner Redstone and Harlene Norris. Other corporate healthcare clients include Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Temple, Texas.
Contributing Health, Medicine and Fitness Writer
September 2015 – Present (1 year) Los Angeles
Since joining Studio D's medical content team in September, I have contributed more than 100 articles to the LIVESTRONG.COM content renovation project, helping to enhance the brand's reputation as a compelling and trustworthy source of in-depth but accessible health and medical articles.
March 2007—May 2008
Provided strategic direction for client outreach and media relations for this unique online brokerage, recently merged with TradeKing. Digital content, internal communications, e-newsletters.
Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant, by Dyan Cannon, Harper Collins 2011. (Six-month commitment, October 2010-March 2011) Called upon to salvage troubled project and wrote completely new version in three months. (The book spent three weeks on New York Times Bestseller List).
Crave: the Feast of the Five Senses, by Ludovic Lefebvre with Martin Booe, Harper Collins 2005 (cookbook). (Eight-month commitment, June 2004-February 2005). Conceived idea and format, wrote proposal, coordinated photography and recipe development. Crave put this then-unknown chef on the map and launched him as a culinary celebrity who would later have his own TV show.
Confessions of an Enemy of the People, by George Shirokow with Martin Booe, Fenestra 2004. (Stop and start commitment, March 2002-April 2003). Assisted in crafting, editing and writing this fascinating account of Shirokow’s life in the Soviet Union under Stalin and subsequent escape to the west into a compelling history purchased by libraries nationwide.
West coast special correspondent for the Washington Post “Style” section. Hollywood correspondent for Philadelphia Inquirer and New York Daily News. Entertainment coverage for Premiere, Us, Entertainment Weekly. General interest features for Los Angeles Times, International Herald-Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Details. “Taxi Dancers” article for L.A. Times Magazine adapted for the film, “Dreamland,” 1993.