Susan M. McLendon
Astoria, New York 11103
Career Objective: To Obtain a Position as a Medical Writer
Summary of Medical Writer Skills:
(1) AMWA Coursework(Regulatory Writing Overview: Roles, Documents and Process and; Macro and
Micro: Taking Editing All The Way from Measurement to Meaning);
(2) Recipient of Perfect Verbal and Math SAT Scores;
(3) Former Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief of a Digest. Associate Editor position included a
published case review;
(4) 8 years of Disability/medical brief editing and writing and applying the CFR;
(5) 20 years of Acute Care Nursing Experience. Nursing experience includes 20 years of writing narrative
summaries reflecting clear and detailed information and data about patents and symptoms and pt.
responses to medication, side effects, and medication efficacy;
(6) Familiarity with the AMA Manual of Style as well as the Primary FDA and OPDP Regulations Applicable
to the Pharmaceutical Industry;
(7) Familiarity with Medical Terminology.
Obtained Favorite Writer status for brief and motion writing from the top ranked U.S. Attorneys Office for
the prestigious Southern District of New York and Southern and Eastern District Court Judge High Acclaim
for brief and motion writing from 1990-98.
Received an award for high brief production and exceptional writing-1996.
Wrote and Edited Quality of Life Therapeutics: (A) Reversal of Paralysis and (B) Reversal of Cancer.
1986-1990, 1994-present: Staff and staff relief RN in NYC area hospitals. Areas of practice included: Med-Surg,
Telemetry, ER, Infusions, Medical and Employee Health Clinics, PACU, Cardiac and Neuro/Stroke Step-downs, and
ICU nursing (including the CCU, MICU and CTICU); Certification in Chemotherapy and Biotherapy 2016-2018.
2000-2001: General Legal Practice- included working on issues involving Family and Education Law matters.
1990-98: United States Department of Health and Human Services/ Social Security Administration, Assistant
Wrote, Proofread, and Edited briefs for judgment on the pleadings, motions, and memorandum of law.
Performed extensive motion practice and worked closely with the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Answered subpoenas and wrote objections to Magistrates Reports.
Successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and held hearings.
Summer 1989: Medical Malpractice
Temple University School of Law Studies 1988 and Hofstra Law School J.D. 1990
Activities: Editor-in-Chief, Fall 1989- Spring 1990
Environmental Law Digest
As Editor-in-Chief, I carefully edited, proofread and published scholarly articles and case reviews of 10-14
associate editors and other writers; assigned articles and case reviews to associate editors and writers;
consistently met deadlines; performed meticulous galley proofs; produced 2 publications of the Environmental
Law Digest in the fall of 1989 and spring of 1990; obtained estimates and contracted typesetting, printing and
distribution services; and distributed each publication to law schools nationwide in the fall 1989 and spring of
Associate Editor, Fall 1988-Spring1989
Environmental Law Digest
As an Associate Editor, I wrote, edited and published a review of Bersani v. Robichaud; proofread
numerous other associate editor articles; assisted with all aspects of article production; helped prepare the
digest for review; and performed meticulous galley proofs.
Honors: Law School Scholarship
State University of New York at Binghamton, BSN, 1986
Honors: New York State Regents Scholarship 1982-1986; recipient Academic scholarship
Qualifier: The National Merit Letter 1980-82
Secondary: Holy Trinity High School
Honors: National Honor Society
Received Perfect SAT Score: 1600
Affiliations: AMWA Member
References Available on Request