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Sales Medical

Downingtown, PA, 19335
March 19, 2018

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Skilled content management professional with over thirteen years of acquisitions and development experience in publishing, including leading pharmaceutical nursing and neuroscience textbooks.


Freelance/Contract Work:

June 2015-Present

Freelance copyediting, proofreading and writing of journal articles, textbooks, marketing material, mailings, meeting materials, etc.

Tipping Point Media

Medical Content Manager, August 2017-November 2017

Proofread and checked all submissions, storyboards, and presentations for grammar and accuracy of medical information.

Provided feedback on recent pharmaceutical developments.

Engaged with pharmaceutical teams, medical professionals, and hospital staff on key messaging strategies.

Discussed pharmaceutical life cycles, sales staff needs, FDA regulatory needs, and assisted multiple simultaneous projects accordingly.

HMP Communications, Inc.

Special Projects Editor, July 2016-February 2017

Proofread, copyedited, and fact checked all written material including course descriptions, syllabi, journal, e-mail blasts, marketing materials, signage, and exhibitor materials.

Ensured consistency between web, e-mail and printed versions of all material.

Demonstrated exceptional time management by delivering large volumes of materials on time, reflecting changing information from several different sources.

Checked image permissions and references for accuracy and consistency using house style, AP style, Chicago style, AMA style, or APA style, depending on the requirements of a given project.

Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA

Content Strategist/Acquisitions Editor, January 2011-June 2015

Acquired projects in basic science, including pharmacology, embryology, histology/pathology, medical biochemistry, neuroscience/neuroanatomy and genetics, including Rang and Dale’s Pharmacology, Wheater’s Functional Histology, the Moore Embryology suite and Thompson and Thompson’s Medical Genetics, leading texts both domestically and internationally.

Researched topics and worked with Subject Matter Experts and instructors to propose both new books and new editions of existing books. When proposing new editions, came up with new ideas to make the content fresh, relevant, and useful to students. Worked with finance, sales, and marketing (both international and domestic) to come up with viable business models and budgets for each project.

Responsible for adherence to project budget.

Edited and proofread for projects including back cover copy, digital conversion, pages, and all marketing materials.

Pursued an acquisitions policy through author visits (both in the US and internationally), phone calls, meetings, faculty and student reviews, focus groups and campus visits in the US and UK.

Negotiated contract terms and conditions in both US and the UK and worked with International affiliates on rights and translation agreements.

Worked with authors and colleagues in development, production, finance, marketing, multimedia, sales and licensing and design to ensure high quality and timely release of products to meet the current market.

Conducted market research of competitive landscape and opportunities through author and campus visits, conferences, research analysis and student focus groups. Maintained relationships with and consulted both student and faculty reviewers on a consistent basis.

Worked with both US and International colleagues to facilitate processes, contracts, including streamlining the processes between UK and US marketing and back cover copy.

Provided weekly reports to sales, licensing, marketing, production and editorial team on projects.

Worked extensively with both editorial team and interdepartmental colleagues to share ideas and solutions for new proposals and ongoing content.

Skilled at building strong networks within the education community.

F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA

Senior Project Editor, June 2006-January 2011

Managed publication of a two-volume core text with extensive ancillaries and a major pharmaceutical guide.

Recommended and proposed multiple mobile applications for the Davis Mobile suite.

Created a comprehensive web-based Fundamentals course.

Organized and facilitated outreach to both students and educators.

Developed training system for freelancers to ensure consistency.

Edited, proofread and tracked manuscripts.

Located, collected and tracked illustrations, photographs, and tables for inclusion in manuscripts.

Tracked contributors, contracts, and manuscript submission deadlines.

Coordinated large online and print ancillary products; ensured timely publication.

Worked with authors, contributors, illustrators, and freelancers to create finished textbooks.

Promoted to Senior Project Editor in October 2009.

Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA

Associate Developmental Editor, April 2004-June 2005

Edited, proofread, and tracked manuscripts to prepare for production.

Located, collected, and tracked illustrations, photographs and tables for inclusion in manuscripts.

Tracked contributors, contracts, and manuscript submission dates and deadlines.

Worked with authors, contributors, illustrators, and freelancers to create finished textbooks.

Editorial Assistant, July 2002 – April 2004

Researched markets and materials as directed.

Coordinated reviews of published and unpublished products.

Drafted and managed written communications in a timely fashion.

Recordkeeping, including permissions requests; artwork flow; project financial records; author and reviewer contacts; and assorted manuscript tracking.

Prepared contract and revision request paperwork.

Various administrative responsibilities.

Promoted to Associate Developmental Editor in April 2004.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives – Legislative Information Office, Harrisburg, PA

Information Specialist, November 2000 – June 2002

Developed and executed media plans for various members of the General Assembly, including writing press releases, speeches, letters and newsletters.

Worked with elected officials and staff to promote knowledge of policy and state programs pertinent to Pennsylvanians.

Used knowledge of AP style and Pennsylvania government and politics to benefit members.

House Democratic Campaign Committee, Levittown, PA and Norristown, PA

Campaign Manager, Tony Melio and Netta Hughes for State Representative Campaigns, May 2000 – November 2000

Identified supporters, recruited and coordinated volunteers for canvassing, phone-banking, and campaign events.

Designed and implemented Election Day GOTV operations.

Orchestrated fund raising activities, targeting individuals and corporate groups, as well as political action committees.

Developed and maintained database of volunteers, donors and supporters.

Prepared news releases, organized media plan for campaign including speechwriting, debate preparation, direct mail plan, and media contact.


University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

B.A., Political Science and History, April 2000

Honors College

Kappa Kappa Gamma Women’s Fraternity, member

University Democrats, Governmental Liaison


Knowledge of Associated Press, Chicago, APA and AMA style

Excellent writing and communication skills

Develop and maintain databases in Microsoft Access and Excel

Extensive computer knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and various PPM tracking systems

Ability to work and edit in InDesign and Adobe

Familiarity in working remotely or in locations in US and Europe

Certified by Pragmatic Marketing

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