Welcome to my Web site
I'm an award-winning freelance medical and health writer and editor. I've won more than a dozen writing and journalism awards for my work.
As a writer and editor, I'm passionate about good health and wellness, conscientious medicine, and the art of the English language.
I've written for dozens of consumer health magazines, trade medical magazines, Web sites for health clinicians and medical journals over the last 20 years.
I've also helped write several consumer health books and have co-authored a recently published book on cancer prevention.
Read Barbara's essay on How I Made It as a Science Writer on Associated Content.
Since 2003, Barbara has served as editor and managing editor for projects that produced online clinical content for physicians and nurses, Continuing Medical Education pamphlets, healthcare business market reports and medical books for clinicians.
Barbara provides one-on-one phone consultations on building the writing, editing and marketing skills you need to create a successful career as a writer and editor.
Barbara charges an hourly consultation fee for advice on creating your career as a writer or editor. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Read my blog on medicine, health and freelance medical writing. It presents funny and serious viewpoints on important health issues.You can find it here.
Some examples of Barbara's writing
Inherited Cancer Syndromes
Cancer Fighters Thrive,
Cancer Treatment Centers of America magazine.
Read it here.
Choosing and Applying Sunscreen
Troubled patients with "Parasitosis"
Read it here.
About my book:
Reduce Your Cancer Risk: Twelve Steps to a
(American Cancer Society, Demos Health, 2010)
Reduce Your Cancer Risk is a preventive health book about reducing risk for cancer, co-authored with Michael Stefanek, PhD, a researcher who focuses on psychosocial and behavioral oncology. It's a step-by-step guide on how to accurately assess your personal risk for cancer and take steps to definitively reduce that risk, co-published by Demos Medical Publishing and the American Cancer Society.
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Photo by Nancy Warner