Medicine and Healthcare
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 2014
Project manager and developmental editor for a new Oculofacial Plastic
Surgery Knowledge Center to be hosted on the AAO website. I implemented a
cloud-based file system, managed the contributions of 40 physicians,
and edited articles on topics ranging from surgical techniques to diagnosing
diseases and groups of conditions.
The site will support the training of fellows, and provide standards for
certification and continuing medical education.
Developmental editor for UCSFs proposal to establish a new
Institute for Precision Medicine. Precision medicine seeks to integrate
research on the molecular mechanisms of disease with clinical data on
individual patients through a collaborative information commons.
I restructured and streamlined UCSFs ninety-page proposal, pulling
together diverse contributions from doctors, researchers, and other UCSF staff.
Carl Zeiss, 2013-2014
Writer of a visually oriented users guide for a new Zeiss product,
FORUM Glaucoma Workplace. I worked with teams in Munich and
California. My work included producing versions of the manual for FDA 510(k)
approval and for European regulators.
Kaiser Permanente, 2002-2012
Writer and editor for Kaisers Brand Creative group in Southern California,
Member and Marketing Communications in Northern California, and other
departments. Projects included:
- Biographies on kp.org for the 4800 doctors
- Healthy Living Classes and Resources catalogs for 2008 through 2012
- Guidebook to Kaiser Permanente Services, 2002-2004, including information
redesigns and a design editorial style guide
- Thrive Across America, an online physical activity tool
marketed to employers as part of Kaisers preventive care approach
- Legal and regulatory documents, training and sales materials for
Kaisers Medicare and State Programs
Vermont Oxford Networks, 2003 and 2010
Vermont Oxford Networks is a worldwide quality improvement collaborative for
neonatal intensive care. In 2009-2010, I was the project manager and
developmental editor for NICQ Improvement in Action, based on
VONs work in hospitals throughout the United States. In 2003, I
reworked VONs database user guide.
California HealthCare Foundation, 2004-2005
Web editor for various CHCF sites, including HealthVote.org and
tools for enrolling families in Californias publicly funded healthcare
Style for Biomedical and Scientific Publications
I work with the AMA Manual of Style
, 10th Edition, and other style guides as needed.
I use PubMed and other online tools for citations and fact checking.
I am thorough and precise about terminology and reference format.
I have experience working with nonnative speakers.
I often develop in-house style sheets for specific projects.