Freelance Science Writer                                                                                            2007-present

Write news and features for national publications such as Scientific American, Science, STAT, Nature News, The Scientist, and Discover 

Provide writing and editing services to universities, research institutions, and funding organizations such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mayo Clinic, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund 

Contributing Editor                                                                                                          2007-2008, 2013-present

American Scientist Magazine, Research Triangle Park, NC    

Edit feature articles, compose art plans, review manuscripts, invite submissions, attend editorial meetings, write book reviews, proof copy. 

Regular Columnist                                                                                                                         2010-2016

Raleigh News & Observer, Charlotte Observer, NC    

Wrote a monthly Ask a Scientist column covering basic science topics like ozone, chemotherapy, bats and glow sticks for the general public.                 

Project Manager and Chief Editor                                                                                                  2013, 2016, 2022

Clinical and Translational Science Award Proposal, UNC-Chapel Hill    

Facilitated a large, multi-investigator and multi-institution grant application for UNC to the NIH's CTSA awards, organized meetings and group discussions, managed timelines, and wrote, reviewed and edited copy, which resulted in a 5-year grant totaling $54.6 million. Renewal underway.

Senior Public Relations Specialist                                                                                                  2006-2007 

Duke University Medical Center News Office, Durham, NC  

Served as a liason between researchers doing cutting edge work and health and science journalists. Wrote press releases and features. Developed local, regional, national and international media contacts, tracked and evaluated communications efforts.