Medical Writing: The Best of Both Worlds
I’ve always loved both science and writing. Though my career began in the laboratory, the positions I’ve held over the past ten years have offered me the opportunity to write technical documentation in addition to performing benchwork. Through this experience, I’ve discovered that I love communicating scientific knowledge. Whether I am writing a laboratory protocol or editing a scientific report, I am happiest when I have the opportunity to help educate others about scientific concepts, particularly those related to the medical field.
In order to make the transition to a medical writing career, I completed a graduate degree in technical writing in 2013.
The skills and knowledge I’ve developed through my work experience and education include:
Strong knowledge base in the life sciences
I have an undergraduate degree in biology, which included a senior thesis focusing on molecular genetics. After graduation, I worked in various laboratories, gaining experience in research, clinical, and regulated settings. This variety of experience has provided me with a solid understanding of scientific principles relevant to multiple disciplines.
Excellent technical writing and editing skills
I have three years of experience writing and managing regulatory submissions. I also have several years of experience writing and revising technical protocols and procedures in both clinical and FDA-regulated environments. I am skilled at compiling and analyzing data to write detailed final reports in compliance with regulatory requirements. I have graduate level experience in document design, writing technical instructions and manuals, and writing reports. I enjoy working with subject matter experts in order to ensure that any documentation produced is of the highest quality possible.
Medical writing allows me to combine my fascination with science and my love of writing. My extensive scientific experience, along with my technical communication skills makes me a natural fit in organizations seeking writers to communicate medical or scientific knowledge. Please see my resume for more information.