I first learned the power of writing when my second-grade newspaper published my editorial on why my parents shouldn’t get rid of my dog, Golda, even though she was destroying our house. After that cute, if overly dramatic, piece was printed, my parents had to let me keep the pooch.
I’ll skip over the rest of grade school and high school and go straight to college. I studied journalism and marketing at one of the top communications schools in the country, Boston University. More recently, I’ve picked up two Master’s degrees, one in English and creative writing from Harvard University’s Extension School, the other in Fine Arts from Lesley University.
Obviously, I love the written word. (Not to mention learning.)
Highlights from my resume
You can see the full sh-bang on LinkedIn, but here are some main points:
- Award-winning medical, health, and general news writer and editor
- More than 15 years of experience
- Multiple advanced degrees in writing
- Developed marketing program for Harvard Medical School’s publications that increase sales and exposure
- Experience writing for videos, ghost blogging, writing eNewsletters, using social media as a marketing tool, updating web CMSes, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and creating copy for phone apps
- Experience managing multiple editorial projects, including budgets and schedules
- Co-authored The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol, published in 2005 by McGraw-Hill
- Teach college classes on writing