Highlights from my recent freelance projects are below.
For details on my pre-freelance health communications work, check out my CV.
Web Editor & Writer
Writer & Lead Editor, Global Impact Report
The American Society for Microbiology
MAY 2018-OCTOBER 2018
Idealist Careers, a publication of Idealist.org, offers content for passionate and driven social-impact professionals. Articles focus mainly on career advice (e.g. career changes and promotions, networking, and avoiding burnout in demanding social-impact professions). As a web editor and writer, I:
Perform substantive editing of up to 20 articles each month.
Manage pitches and correspondence with 9 freelancers.
Optimize posts for web presentation on WordPress.
Format and edit posts in line with SEO guidelines, working with the Yoast SEO plug-in.
Select photos for use with each post.
Write one post each month. (e.g. Gender Equality: Is Your Workplace Walking the Walk?)
For three years, I’ve been the lead editor and a writer for the American Society for Microbiology’s annual Global Impact Report. My duties include:
Planning report structure and producing feature stories based on ASM’s annual activities.
Copy editing all text in the Global Impact Report.
Identifying useful information for infographics and feature pages, and working with a designer to realize these designs.
Writing and reworking previously written sections of the report.
MAY 2018-OCTOBER 2018
NCDFREE aims to raise awareness of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) around the world through grassroots, youth-focused outreach. As the Global Communications Lead, I:
Planned campaigns to raise public awareness on NCDs.
Connected with stakeholders and members of the media to collaborate on events.
Helped organize events, including our recent advocacy bootcamp on NCDs in Humanitarian Settings in Copenhagen.
Wrote, edited, and placed blog posts and op-eds about the global burden of NCDs — and strategies to fight them.
Managed NCDFREE’s social media channels.
Designed sharegraphics and publication graphics.
Drafted and designed monthly newsletters and manage mailing lists via Mailchimp.
Writer & Copy Editor
January 2018-March 2019
Advance CTE works to promote career technical education (CTE) throughout the United States. It is the main implementing organization for the New Skills for Youth (NSFY) initiative, which was launched in 10 states in 2016 in partnership with JP Morgan Chase & Co., the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Education Strategy Group.
Since 2018, I have worked with Advance CTE to produce annual snapshots detailing the NSFY initiative’s progress in each of the 10 grant-recipient states. My work has included:
Writing four-page snapshots of annual Advance CTE/New Skills for Youth activities using data from Advance CTE and state teams.
Incorporating changes and suggestions from the Advance CTE team into the snapshot drafts.
Ensuring accuracy and consistency of style.
BBC Capital: Generation Project
October 2018-December 2018
The BBC Capital Generation Project examines generations (Baby Boomers, Gen X and millennials) through the lens of life’s biggest milestones. In a series of one-day assignments, I conducted using data from the OECD, World Bank, and other sources. I produced briefs on generational trends to inform articles and features that were later published on the site, with topics including income and home ownership.
Writer and Copy Editor
Management Sciences for Health—Leadership, Management and Governance Project
For six years, the Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project strengthened health systems to deliver more responsive services to more people by developing inspired leaders, establishing sound management systems, and promoting effective governance practices to unlock the potential of individuals, networks, organizations, and governments. I worked with the LMG team to produce its end-of-project report in mid-2017. The report is not only a summary of the project’s activities over six years, but also a testament to the value of USAID funding for LMG activities in low- and middle-income countries.
As a writer and copy editing consultant, my duties included:
Writing the “Health Systems Strengthening” and “Contributions to USAID Priorities” sections of the LMG Final Report.
Copy editing three sections of the LMG Final Report.
Working with the LMG team in Washington, DC to ensure consistency of style and message throughout the report.