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Health writer and editor

Stone Ridge, New York, United States
April 04, 2018

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Nina Flanagan: Journalist and Editor


Phone: 845-***-****

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Qualifications: Highly credentialed health and science journalist with exceptional experience developing and editing technologically demanding content for print, web, and end-user audiences. A veteran journalist with 20+ years interviewing, researching, and writing articles and news stories; known for creating accurate, compelling copy and meeting deadlines. Excels at facilitating productive working relationships. A strong ability to define stories of interest for general readership as well as highly targeted audiences.

Journalist and Writer: Create articles, interviews, and stories for internal and external news sources. Develop and pitch story ideas, conduct research, identify subject matter experts (SME), and obtain interviews. Determine readership, establish story highlights/areas of current interest, and design questions intended to elicit responses in terms understandable and of interest to targeted readership. Prepare interview techniques, lines of questioning, and specific questions; establish rapport with scientists, doctors, corporate executives, and others. Research trends in multiple industries and focus writing content in areas of developing interest; drive improved readership for publications.

Experience: Contributing Editor, Healthcare Dive (2015 - 2016). Provided daily healthcare content (policy, laws, hospital management, etc.) as well as weekly feature articles. My article on how to handle a hospital PR crisis had the most views that year.

Contributing Editor, Basil Health (2015 - 2017). Write regular blogs and feature articles covering topics delving into the science behind medications (statins) and nutrition (caffeine).

Contributing Editor, Genetic Engineering News (1995 - 2010). Provided monthly feature articles covering topics related to drug discovery, bioprocessing, biotechnology, manufacturing, etc.

U.S. Science Editor: Clinica World Medical Device & Diagnostic News. (1990 -1994)

Wrote and produced articles relating to the latest medical products, technology, and trends in the U.S. market. Covered major medical conventions (ACC, RSNA, etc.); enhanced subscription base via attendance.

Key Client Publications and Websites:

Publications: AIDS Patient Care, Alternative & Complementary Medicine,

Bio-Med Technology Alert, Discover, Gastroenterology Today,

Inside R&D, Lab Animal, Life Extension Magazine, Newsweek,

Medical Tribune, Medical Device & Diagnostic News, POZ, Science World, PharmaDD Magazine.

Websites:, CBS Healthwatch,, Lally (Nethod Euro-RSCG Interaction), Medscape,,, Sudler & Hennessey (IntraMed)

Editorial Clients: Medical editing/proofreading

Draft Worldwide, Inc., Klemtner Advertising, Inc., Nature Publishing, Inc., Medscape, Pro-Health (FCB Healthcare), Sanofi-Aventis, SCP Communications, Inc.


New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: M.A., Science Journalism

Tulane University: B.S., Biology

Professional Memberships: EFA, NASW, NWU

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