By the time I started kindergarten, I knew I'd be a writer.
But after college, afraid I was too outgoing for an often isolated occupation, I got a Master's in Counseling Psychology. In a decade as a career counselor, I saw clients, presented seminars, and wrote three books and dozens of business articles.
Shifting into full-time writing, I covered workplace stress and environmental problems. Early in 1998, a medical center in my hometown asked me to research and write a lengthy in-house newsletter. Over the months I interviewed 20 of their surgeons, I discovered I'd found the ideal vocation.
Specializing in health and health care, I explore (and explain) areas which fascinate me -- from complementary medicine to rare diseases to new treatments for cancer. I write print and on-line consumer health pieces; features for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers; and management articles for trade publications in pharmacy, long term care, medicine, and end-of-life. I also write profiles of leading specialists and organizations in health care.
Career counseling provided strong interviewing, listening, and creative problem-solving skills. Business writing experience helps me grasp the managerial as well as the medical concerns of a hospital, group practice, or pharmaceutical firm.
Enthusiastic, curious, and reverent about deadlines, I'm happily writing articles, newsletters, web site copy - even an occasional speech or ghostwriting assignment. Please explore my site to see samples of my work.
I look forward to talking with you about how I can contribute!