Whether you’re here by design or chance, welcome to my site. I’m a Boston-area freelance medical writer whose work appears in newsletters, newspapers, magazines, websites, books, and brochures. My clients have included The Providence Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, Schizophrenia Research Forum, John Wiley & Sons, Yale University School of Medicine, and others.
I cover a wide range of health and medical topics, from heart disease to diabetes to statins to brain exercises. Trained in medical psychology, I also write about the psychology of health care. That encompasses such timely topics as doctor-patient communication, patient-centered care, medical mistakes, and shared decision-making.
Early in my freelance career, an editor of a magazine for mature adults told me, “You don’t write like an academic.” She meant it as a compliment on my feature article, and I took it as one despite having worked in academia. You see, I enjoy writing about scientific research in a way that laypeople can understand.
Yet, when I write for trade publications in the health sciences or psychology, I can connect with readers as one professional to another. As a former researcher at two Ivy League medical schools, I can tell good science from overhyped claims.
With every writing project, I aim to
- put my clients’ needs first
- engage readers from start to finish
- get every detail and the big picture right.