My Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

American Medical Association (AMA) – Chicago, Illinois

Senior communications specialist – (June 2017 – Present)

  • Senior news writer reporting on physician burnout, cardiovascular health, diabetes prevention, health IT, public health and women in medicine.
  • Three separate cover stories for the AMA Moving Medicine magazine, covering obesity, restoring trust in vaccines and physician burnout.
  • Launched the AMA What doctors wish patients knewä series (www.ama-assn.org/series/what-doctors-wish-patients-knew) Aug. 2020 to focus on COVID-19.
  • Managing and writing for the What doctors wish patients knew series to cover topics beyond COVID-19 such as physician burnout, sleep apnea, migraines, monkeypox, etc.
  • Consistently write top trending stories for the AMA.
  • Assigning and editing news articles for freelance writers.
  • Using Asana for task management and editorial calendar upkeep.
  • Researching various health topics for AMA news stories.
  • Pitching ideas for AMA news articles to maintain an up-to-date editorial calendar.
  • Conducting interviews with physicians and other health professionals for news articles.
  • Establishing a working relationship with different business units within the AMA.
  • Attending and reporting on health conferences.

Mayoor Patel, DDS (Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia) – Chicago, Illinois

Freelance writer and editor – (September 2013 – Present)

  • Content creation and development for three websites.
  • Social media management across all channels.
  • Ghost writing of books within dental sleep medicine and craniofacial pain topics.
  • Implementation of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services to boost web presence.
  • Research and writing of articles, blog posts, press releases and other content pieces.
  • Creation of scripts for video narration.
  • Development and distribution of a monthly newsletter to other dentists.
  • Editing, updating and enhancing documents.
  • Writing for journals, magazines and web publications.
  • Use of HTML5 and CSS3 in the development of email and web materials.
  • Implemented effective writing strategies across all platforms.

Self-employed copywriter and editor – Chicago, Illinois

Freelance writer and editor – (May 2010 – Present)

  • SEO-focused writing.
  • Writing articles, blogs and press releases for clients to boost SEO and engagement.
  • Press releases for political campaigns and the medical field.
  • Creating and designing brochures.
  • Ghost writing books for clients.
  • Newsletter creation and distribution.
  • Researching and writing topics for weekly blog posts.
  • Developing a variety of marketing tools, including sales materials and case studies.
  • Creating unique, up-to-date website content.
  • Developing topic briefs and videos.
  • Remaining up-to-date on important eCommerce and retail industry topics.
  • Crafting content for company emails to members and non-members.
  • Editing, updating and enhancing press releases and bylines
  • Maintaining an active social network through social media management.
  • Ideation and creation of infographics.
  • Researching and executing advertising options.
  • Website planning, mapping and development.

Empire Today – Northlake, Illinois

Content marketing associate and social media manager (September 2014 – November 2015)

  • Maintaining an active social network.
  • Content creation and updates for the Empire Today websites.
  • Editing blog posts from freelance and guest writers.
  • Brainstorming and creating blog posts for Empire’s website.
  • Researching and writing buying guides for various carpet and flooring styles.
  • Image ideation for social media posts and website.
  • Creation of new commercial concepts for Empire.
  • Optimizing content for SEO and lead generation.
  • Exceptional ability to tell a story, think strategically and stay within brand tone and voice.
  • Collaborate with Creative team to create images for web and social media.
  • Thorough understanding of the digital media space, social media and e-mail marketing.
  • Working with content to increase engagement and interaction.

Officite, LLC – Downers Grove, Illinois

Copywriter, editor and content manager (September 2010 – September 2014)

  • Writing articles and press releases for over 650 medical clients.
  • Article and press release syndication.
  • Editing and proofing documents.
  • SEO-focused content development.
  • Researching information for writing articles and press releases.
  • Social media management
  • Creating headlines and subtitles for marketing and advertising
  • Writing press releases for company publications
  • Managing in-house copywriter and blog management program.
  • Leading outsourced team of 10 freelance writers.

EDUCATION:

M.S.  Health communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign     (July 2021)

                        Lammers Scholars Honor Society

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

B.A.  English, Bradley University in Peoria, IL                                     (May 2010)

Sigma Tau Delta – National English Honor Society

Dean’s List for Academic excellence

                        3.66 GPA on a 4.0 scale

A.A.  Art, College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL                                     (June 2006)

3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale