I have been freelancing since 1993. My specialties are health care business and policy (especially health information technology and measuring the quality of care), medical research, bio- and nanotechnology, and the Internet and electronic commerce. My freelance career has included ongoing relationships with several publications:
Current. Developmental editor, NEJM Catalyst. a project of the New England Journal of Medicine that focuses on solutions to the challenges that face our health care system. I work with experts to revise their contributions to the site to conform to its style and address its central mission. These revisions can range from a light edit to a full ghost-writing assignment.
2009-2016. Contributing editor, Health Data Management magazine/website. Wrote features and profiles on the lively and rapidly evolving field of electronic health records and clinical computing. Three of my stories for Health Data Management were finalists for Jesse H. Neal Awards from the American Business Media Assn.
2002-2008. Correspondent, Small Times magazine and Web site, published by Small Times Media/PennWell Corp. Wrote news and features on the micro- and nanotechnology industries.
1995-2001. Contributing Writer, Internet World (formerly Web Week) and Internet World Daily electronic newsletter, published by Penton Media. Wrote breaking news, features and analysis on electronic commerce, advertising and marketing, Web design, and legal issues. Handled in-house surveys of Web design firms, Fortune 500 Webmasters, and Internet company CEOs.
1994-1995. Contributing Editor, Internet Business Report (monthly newsletter owned by CMP Publications). Wrote analytical features on many aspects of the developing commercial Internet, including encryption, digital cash, online stock brokerages, and firewall technology.
Other freelance clients:
Health care: RSNA News, U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Guide, Modern Healthcare, HealthLeaders, Doctor’s Digest, Inside Healthcare Computing, Health Imaging & IT, Pharmaceutical Executive, Journal of American Health Policy, Molecular Medicine Today, Wall Street Journal Europe, Popular Science, Health-IT World, Crain’s Detroit Business, Fierce Healthcare, University of Chicago Medicine, ACP Internist/ACP Hospitalist, Clinical Oncology News.
Bio/nanotechnology: Science, New Scientist, GenomeWeb, Bio-IT World, ASK! (science magazine for children)
Internet/e-commerce: Internet Retailer, ClickZ Network, Interactive Age, Child Magazine, Self Magazine, Folio:, Crain’s Chicago Business
Miscellaneous: U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools Guide, U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Guide, Smart Grid Today, Small Business Computing, University Business, DePaul Magazine, Financial Planning. Fodor Travel Publications (area editor for Chicago guide, 1990-1994, and contributed chapters on Chicago and Illinois to three national guides).
1987-1993. Reporter, Modern Healthcare, weekly news magazine for the healthcare industry published by Crain Communications, Chicago. Wrote monthly columns and several cover stories annually on information technology as it pertains to healthcare delivery and administration. Other beats included quality measurement and management, and hospital design and construction. Covered breaking news on healthcare information systems vendors, regulatory issues, and miscellaneous business and financial news.
1986-1987. Survey editor, Modern Healthcare. Managed data gathering, tallying, and chart production for six in-house surveys. Computerized and streamlined the previous paper-and-pencil process and eliminated re-keying of data.
I serve on the board of Acappellago NFP, a performing group in suburban Chicago. I write press releases and other publicity pieces, as well as program notes for performances.
M.S., Columbia University, New York, in journalism, with concentration in radio and business reporting. While in school, worked part-time for the New York Daily News as a graphics researcher, and for Crain’s New York Business compiling data for business lists.
B.A., Brown University, Providence, R.I., in English, with emphasis on language structure and writing.