About

I'm an award-winning career journalist operating a solo business as a writer and editor. Having recently left a job as managing editor of CURE magazine, which informs and inspires the cancer community, I'm well-versed in science, medicine and healthcare issues, and most of my writing and editing work is focused within these areas. I'm very experienced at distilling complex scientific and medical information for lay audiences, and I also write for clinician audiences, most recently for a major nonprofit organization serving oncologists. I have also written internal and external communications for pharmaceutical companies.

Previously, I spent nearly 20 years as a reporter at New Jersey newspapers, including three years exclusively writing features. I still thoroughly enjoy human-interest topics and am currently editing a travel memoir written by a university professor.

In addition to writing bylined articles and editing a variety of pieces, my work includes ghostwriting essays for doctors, planning publications, and writing press releases. I'm an expert in AP Style and am familiar with AMA and Chicago styles.

My recognitions include a 2019 Digital Health Award for an article about a patient with cancer (curetoday.com/view/a-grateful-heart-after-a-cancer-diagnosis), a 2016 Folio Award for the winter 2016 issue of CURE, and New Jersey Press Association and Garden State Journalists Association awards in 2005 for a Times of Trenton series about the city's historical connection with Dillon, South Carolina. In 1999, I was named a Livingston Awards finalist for another Time series, this one about parents pushing science to find a cure for their children's potentially fatal disease.

Finally, there's the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, which asks writers to come up with a terrible first line for an imaginary bad novel. I was a runner-up in the romance category in 2008 (https://tinyurl.com/vnwm590w).