I think it clicked during the Third Grade Spelling Bee. I loved words! Spelling them, writing them, and searching for them in hundreds of word scrambles and seek-and-find puzzles. And so began my life as a grammar nerd who loved crafting the perfect sentence!
For more than 20 years now, I’ve delivered news about medical research, health care policy, and chronic illness. I've edited or written an article on just about every health condition and health issue that concerns readers today. I've told them how to lose weight, keep their blood pressure low, have a healthy pregnancy, and find affordable health care. My writing targets both the patient and clinician audiences and has included health publications for kids.
But I’m not limited to health writing— I’ve reported on everything from historical theaters to new hip restaurants.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Print Journalism, Howard University
Memberships: Association of Healthcare Journalists; American Society of Journalists and Authors
Where I’ve Worked:
· Communications Specialist at Indiana University
· Medical editor at major pharmaceutical company
· Managing editor of three national health magazines
· Managing editor of managed healthcare trade magazine
· Manager of Print Media for a national charitable organization
· Patient Education Editor for women’s health organization
What I’ve Written:
· More than 100 print and online articles (Endocrine News, Arthritis Today, Preservation Magazine, CURE)
· Website content
· Patient education pamphlets
· Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5 (commissioned by American Psychiatric Association)
· Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month (commissioned by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)