I started my career in the late 1970s and early 1980s as a reporter for daily newspapers in Wisconsin, Michigan and Maine. In 1985, I went to work for the Palm Beach Post in South Florida as a medical writer and feature writer.
A few years later I joined the rewrite desk at supermarket tabloids Globe and National Examiner, editing and rewriting reporters' stories on celebrities and other topics.
After a brief stint as editor at a newspaper for the AFL-CIO, I became a writer and editor at a monthly newsletter for psychologists and other mental health care professionals in private practice. The newsletter covered topics ranging from risk management and navigating managed care to niche marketing of practice specialties. I also wrote a consumer-oriented mental health newsletter practitioners could purchase and send to clients.
I've been a freelance writer and book editor since 2009.
Currently, I write a weather blog called Florida Weather Watch and a health care blog called Headline Health. The latter is a platform to make observations about the medical field, culture and social issues. I post new material on an occasional basis.
If you're interested in using my services as an editor or writer, I’d be happy to share other work samples or supply references.