Seasoned medical editor with 22 years of experience creating clear, concise, and meticulously crafted documents for scientific publication, news dissemination, patient education, and clinician assessment. Specialization in development of written examinations for physicians, educational materials for lay audiences, medical journal manuscripts, congress abstracts and posters, and slide decks. Sophisticated understanding of best practices in medicine and health care delivery and policy, with extensive knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology, hematology/oncology, and other therapeutic areas. Mastery of AMA style, medical terminology, and finer points of grammar, usage, punctuation, and syntax. Special research and educational focus on promoting bias-free, patient-centered language, especially related to sex and gender terminology in medicine. Graduate education in public health and advanced academic research skills. Established record of successfully multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, rapidly adapting to new assignments, and exceeding client expectations.
Manage the editorial development and post-administration performance review process of an annual 5-hour, 326-item, multiple-choice examination administered online worldwide to 6,000 physicians in obstetrics and gynecology residency programs. Project components include the following tasks:
EDITING/WRITING - Perform writing, revising, substantive editing, copyediting, researching, fact-checking, and proofreading services for a variety of clients and projects. Sample projects include the following:
TEST PREP/COACHING - Coach individual physicians on content review and test-taking strategies to prepare for written and oral board certification examinations
ITEM-WRITING TRAINING - Develop and deliver training to both physician content experts and professional medical communicators on writing multiple-choice test items for clinical audiences.
Edited, revised, fact-checked, and proofread every new ACOG clinical practice recommendation document published in the College's high-impact peer-reviewed journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology. Provided editorial support for document development for 8 committees of volunteer physicians. Coordinated project tracking efforts in revision of two book-length manuscripts.
Reviewed hundreds of reproductive health news clips, journal articles, and press releases daily. Selected 8–10 stories daily to assign to staff writers. Edited and formatted stories, uploaded online reports, and sent daily email blasts to subscribers. Provided comprehensive training to staff writers on reproductive health policy, terminology, and content. Supervised writing team and delivered formal and informal performance evaluations.
• Substantive editing
• Verifying references
• Formatting products to journal/organizational guidelines
Breast cancer • Colorectal cancer • Complementary and integrative medicine • Complex family planning • Diabetes mellitus • Gastroenterology • Gynecology • Hematologic oncology • Hepatology • Lymphoma • Maternal–fetal medicine/perinatology • Medical ethics • Multiple myeloma • Nephrology • Obstetrics • Oncology • Patient safety • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility • Rheumatoid arthritis • Systemic lupus erythematosus • Urogynecology/female pelvic medicine
• Multiple-choice examinations and quizzes
• Patient education booklets, fact sheets, and online materials
• Journal manuscripts
• Clinical slide decks
• Congress abstracts
• Congress posters
• White papers
• Advisory board summaries
• Marketing materials
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