709 Chesapeake Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
CONSULTANT AND FREELANCE WRITER (1993 to Present)
areas of expertise: Biomedical
science, precollege and public science education, environmental
Edit and write how-to manuals, books, reports, conference summaries,
science curricula, newsletter and magazine articles, brochures,
fundraising proposals, and other Web and print publications for
technical and nontechnical audiences.
the Office of Science Education at the National Institutes of Health,
Science News magazine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring
Harbor National Laboratory, the Foundation for the National Institutes
of Health, the National Park Service, and the World Bank.
writing, editing, and production supervision. Working closely with
authors, ensure grammatical, semantic, and logical integrity of documents
and Web pages. Emphasis on complex, high-visibility materials, written
under tight time constraints. Able to organize, meet deadlines, work
under pressure. Have supervised production of many types of documents
and have coordinated the work of others, including other writers and
editors, graphic designers, printers. Negotiate editorial and production
changes with project leaders, authors, production staff tactfully
yet firmly and with a sense of humor.
Office of Science Education, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,
Md. January 1999 to present.
Reader, Science Magazine, Washington, D.C. September 1998
Office of Grants and Special Programs, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Chevy Chase, Md. July 1997 to October 1999.
National Science Resources Center, National Academy of Sciences/Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C. June 1995 to June 1997.
Editor (substantive and line-by-line copy editing), American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Federation of American Societies
for Experimental Biology, Bethesda, Md. September 1987 to December
Editor, The Journal of NIH Research, Washington, D.C., starting
with the first issue (May/June 1989). March 1989 to June 1996.
Editor, Martin Marietta Laboratories, Baltimore, Md. March 1986
to May 1987.
Reports Analyst II (Technical Writer/Editor), Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, Tenn.
August 1983 to February 1986.
Writer/Editor, Northrop Service, Inc., Environmental Sciences, Research
Triangle Park, N.C. August 1982 to July 1983.
NIH Plain Language
Award, 2001, for The NIH Mini-Med School Manual: A Planning Guide
and Directory; Society for Technical Communication Awards of Excellence
and Merit, 1986; International Association of Business Commicators
Award of Excellence, 1985.
MA, Zoology, Duke
University, Durham, N.C. December 1981.
Graduate courses, Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 1976,
BA, Biology Major, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. June 1975.