Words.

 

 

Writing & Editing

Experience

Non-profits, Higher Education, Literature & Creative Writing, Clinical Research & Participant Advocacy, Regulatory Affairs, Individual Clients

grant writing, web content, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, video scripts, film synopses, PR materials, case studies, instructional handbooks, academic articles, plain language, personal essays, theses & dissertations

Objectives

In my work, I strive to:

  • Partner with writers to develop their best work
  • Help students grow as readers and writers
  • Prioritize clarity, concision, and engaging storytelling
  • Convey even the most complex information through accessible language

Services

Consultation, drafting, micro-, macro-, and developmental editing, proofreading and copyediting, plain language review

Sliding scale (hourly or flat rate) based on your needs, deadlines, & project scope.

Looking for assistance with a project? Contact me.

About

I am a writer and editor based in Western Massachusetts. I work with Harvard Catalyst, the clinical and translational science center at Harvard Medical School, and am Associate Editor of The Common, an award-winning literary journal based in Amherst, MA that publishes work with a strong sense of place; I am also Director of The Common in the Classroom, the journal’s nation-wide education program.

I am experienced in writing and editing for non-profits, higher education, and clinical research and healthcare organizations, as well as individual clients. My creative work has appeared in numerous journals and my chapbook, Dry Eye, is available from Dancing Girl Press. I am a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s 2016 Artist Fellowship in Poetry.


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Writing and Literature (Poetry)
Bennington Writing Seminars, 2009 – 2011

Bachelors of Arts: Creative Writing and Comparative Literature; Arts and Ideas in the Humanities (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999 – 2003


AWARDS

Massachusetts Cultural Council 2016 Artist Fellowship in Poetry


TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Essential Skills Certificate, 2016
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Plain Language Training, 2015
Program for Readability in Science & Medicine (PRISM), 2014


PUBLICATIONS

Chapbook

Dry Eye (Dancing Girl Press), May 2014.

 

Poems

“A New Kind,” “For is a Memory,” “Another Nature,” and “Two Places” in Denver Quarterly.

“The Cecropia Moth” in Prelude, November 2016.

“In dog park,” “We were greeting home,” “We’re counting,” and “Fictive Metamorphosis of American Frogs into Fishes” in Word for/Word, March 2016.

“She was ratted old hungry” and “People stare” in YDLMIER 050, July 2014.

Porcelain Poetry: “Exotica” series w/Linda Aubry Bullock (Aubry Arts), September 2013.

“Objection Document,” “Table Readings,” “Kneeling Beast,” and “To Cure, I Invoked” in Amerarcana, March 2013.

“Opening and Into” & “Eat More Now” in The Bakery, July 2012.

“Settled” & “In-Gated, Like Cemetery” in Felucca, April 2012.

“Deviant, Look” in Kill Author, issue 18, April 2012.

“A Bird Building” & “A Bird Eating” in Swink, March 2012.

“Or Any Color, Whether Bright or Dark” in elimae, March 2012.

“Hot Desk: Ursonate” audiocassette release from Banned Productions, February 2012.

“This Is Then There Are,” “The Importance of Objects,” “Why we All Have Typhoid,” & “Armed Introduction” in Anomalous Press, issue 4, December 2011.

“Cyclopedia,” “Debt, A History,” “The Non-Stop Solving Of Crimes,” & “Slow Movers” in Glitter Pony, issue 13, December 2011.

“There For” & “The Landlord, His Father” in LIES/ISLE: Horror, issue 6, November 2011.

“This Fabric” in Shampoo 38, January 2011.

 

Essays

“The Hands that Touched it Last” in The Common Online, June 2016.

Linefork: in proximity to a movie in the making” in The Common Online, January 2016.

“On Display” in The Common Online, December 2015.

“Notes from a Box” in The Common Online, September 2015.

“Friday Reads” in The Common Online, May 2015.

“Closed for Good” in The Common Online, August 2015.

“Chart Showing The Ratio Of Church Accommodation…” in The Common Online, April 2015.

“Another Version: A Semi-Daily Practice” in The Common Online, February 2015.

“Seeking Warmth, Among Other Things” in The Common Online, December 2014.

“Look at All the Pretty Pictures” in The Common Online, October 2014.

“In House” in The Common Online, September 2014.

“Various Horizons: Western Expanses and a Sum of Parts” in The Common Online, May 2014.

“One Version of a Daily Practice” in The Common Online, March 2014.

“In the Fields” in The Common Online, January 2014.

“How Should I Care For” in The Common Online, August 2013.

“3 Movies: In Conversation” in The Common Online, June 2013.

 

Academic Papers and Posters (co-author)

“Ethical challenges experienced by clinical research nurses: A qualitative study,” in Nursing Ethics. January 2017.

“The Harvard Catalyst Common Reciprocal IRB Reliance Agreement: An Innovative Approach to Multisite IRB Review and Oversight,” in Clinical and Translational Science. 2015 Feb;8(1):57-66. doi: 10.1111/cts.12202. Epub 2014 Sep 8.

“A Distributed Model: Redefining a Robust Research Subject Advocacy Program at The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center,” in Clinical and Translational Science 2014 Aug;7(4):329-35. doi: 10.1111/cts.12160. Epub 2014 May 20.

“Research Subjects Want to Know: An IRB Asks Investigators to Consider Dissemination and Communication Strategies.” Presented at PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research Conference, Baltimore: December 4-7, 2014.

“Case Studies for Assessing and Mitigating Risk in Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER): Creation of Educational Resources for IRB Members and Researchers.” Presented at PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research Conference, Boston: November 7-9, 2013.

“IRB Ceded Review System: Determining a single IRB to review a multi-site study.” Presented at CTSA Informatics Key Function Committee Meeting, Chicago: November 7-8, 2012.

Contact

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