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339 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA 19438
267.932.8247 (voice) 484.302.1061 (cell)



Medical Writing Consultant (1995 to present)

Provide complete writing/editing services to meet client specifications and deadlines, including manuscripts, abstracts, posters, newsletters, sales training aids, slide presentations, monographs/profilers, patient and physician education materials, video/audio scripts for both promotional and educational purposes. Expertise covers a wide range of therapeutic areas, including oncology, cardiology, infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS), respiratory disease, pain management, neurology, nephrology, gastroenterology, metabolic disorders, endocrine disorders, ophthalmology. Clients have included several medical websites, medical advertising agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical communication agencies. Especially skilled at understanding level of scientific data necessary for target audience—physician/health care professional, pharmaceutical sales representative, patient/consumer and working with account managers to meet client needs.

Global Education Content Manager/Short-term Contract Position, Merck, West Point, PA (March-August 2009)

Developed customer focused peer-to-peer, promotional scientific medical education and speaker preparation content aligned with therapeutic/franchise marketing strategies and scientific platforms in global markets. Managed across appropriate internal and external support services on developing content, creating design, and obtaining approval. Obtained medical/legal approval of materials. Especially skilled at maintaining a high level of scientific and market knowledge.

Sr. Clinical Publications Writer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA (2005 to 2008)

Lead writer: Mentored new writers and assisted in management of publications staff. Wrote and edited medical/scientific manuscripts for publication. Prepared scientific abstracts, posters, slide presentations, and sales training aids. Interpreted clinical study reports and collaborated with Clinical Research & Development, biostatisticians, and clinical investigators to develop scientific manuscripts for publications and peer-reviewed journals. Coordinated the review and approval of final documents for publication/presentation. Performed medical literature searches using various scientific databases. Participated in strategic publication planning for new drugs. Especially skilled at handling several projects at the same time and writing for varied audiences.

Senior Medical Writer, Cardinal Health, Wayne, NJ (2004 to 2005)

Developed manuscripts (review and primary), slide presentations, sales training aids, posters, and abstracts. Especially skilled at moving within various teams and therapeutic areas as needed and working remotely.

Senior Medical Writer/Contract Position, Premier Research, Philadelphia, PA (2003-2004)

Prepared documents for regulatory submission. Especially skilled at meeting aggressive deadlines and working closely with clients.

Senior Medical Writer/Instructional Designer, Kenexa, Lawrenceville, NJ (2002 to 2003).

Developed pharmaceutical sales training aids/programs, including workshops, workbooks, CD-ROMs, and audiotapes. Especially skilled at developing e-learning materials, scripts, and working remotely.

Senior Medical Writer, Pharmedica Communications, Malvern PA (2001 to 2002)

Worked closely with pharmaceutical clients and physicians, handling the entire gamut of medical writing, editorial, and publishing projects, including scientific manuscripts, monographs, sales training aids, and slide presentations. Designed and developed PubPlan, a visual selling aid for publication strategies. Managed projects, schedules, and relationships with freelance writers and statisticians. Especially skilled at establishing working relationships with physicians and account managers.


Entrepreneur, Trooper, PA

Owned and managed overall operation of resale business, including heavy consigning, finances, advertising, and marketing. Especially skilled at supervising and managing employee staff.

Senior Medical Writer, Ilacqua, DiBona & Associates, Malvern, PA

Developed manuscripts for scientific journals. Wrote scripts, developed graphics and videos for physician education and sales. Developed sales training aids, slide kits, and audiotapes for pharmaceutical sales representatives. Managed freelance writers. Especially skilled working in a team environment.

Writer/Assistant Editorial Manager, Symedco, Princeton, NJ

Assisted in management of writing projects. Drafted manuscripts for publication. Edited and proofread manuscripts, slide presentations, monographs, and sales training aids. Especially skilled at meeting aggressive deadlines.

Clinical Writer, Wyeth-Ayerst Research Laboratories, Radnor, PA

Developed clinical study reports, drug brochures, abstracts, and posters. Wrote manuscripts for scientific journal publication. Worked closely with physicians, clinical research associates, and statisticians. Especially skilled at working closely with statisticians to analyze and present data.

Writer/Editor, Springhouse Corporation, Springhouse, PA

Wrote and/or edited magazine articles and book chapters for various publications. Especially skilled at moving within departments to learn new skills.

Assistant Director of Health Center, Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, PA

Assisted with sick call and cared for cadets admitted to health center. Administered intravenous/intramuscular injections and medications. Recorded patient histories. Performed venipunctures and physical examinations. Especially skilled at taking patient histories and preparing meds.

Biomedical Research Assistant, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Performed enzymatic assays on rabbit aorta. Developed and wrote paper on atherosclerosis. Especially skilled at working independently in lab.


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
MA Creative Writing

La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA
BA English, Minor in Biology

Alderson-Broaddus College, WV
Physician Assistant Program

Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
Paramedic Certification

Franklin School of Science and Arts, Philadelphia, PA
American Medical Technologist Certification