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Science and healthcare: content for media, academia and business
Writing coach and editor: memoir, personal essays and stories.
TV pitch writing: summaries, synopses, presentations
I’ve written professionally for over 15 years, publishing health and science articles, personal essays, book reviews and a long memoir excerpt. I've edited a few memoirs for other writers, created white papers for universities and content for healthcare clients. I love to teach college and writing workshops, putting my MFA into good use.
Whether you're looking for original content or need help making your existing words sparkle, let's talk!
Due the ongoing COVID-19 crises, I am particularly interested in creating health stories, of any variety, for any outlet, company or institution, provided it educates and substantially helps people. I've already worked on three COVID-19 stories.
As a freelance writer, I've crafted thoughtful, well-researched articles on a wide array of topics for magazines, newspapers, and other outlets—often (but not always) with a focus on health and science. I also have ten years of experience as an editor, with special expertise in memoir, and I pride myself on my ability to help writers produce their very best work. I've created select corporate healthcare content over the years as well, after leaving big agency PR. My latest venture is assisting aspiring producers craft TV pitches to present to cable networks.
What can I do for you?
I hold an MFA in creative writing from Hunter College and have earned writing fellowships from the Hertog Foundation and Tin House. Before becoming a writer, I attended medical school for three years—training that helps me effectively communicate complex science and health topics to lay readers.
My work has appeared in Berkeley Wellness, Self, Newsweek, The Observer, Behind The Bedroom Door, Glamour, Modern Bride, The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Village Voice, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Diversity Woman, Brain & Life and other outlets. I've published a long excerpt of my memoir, Love Junkie, and I've also taught courses in literature and creative writing at the New School, Hunter College, and BMCC.
Prior to freelancing, I worked for big agency healthcare PR, experience that helps me create compelling corporate campaigns.
What My Clients Are Saying
"Besides being a lyrical writer, Anna has an analytical, science-oriented brain and a passion for health writing. Whatever I assign her, I know that I'll end up with something insightful and a joy to read."
former articles director, SELF
"Anna assisted in the development of synopses, summaries and a presentation for a new show I was pitching. She is smart and insightful, someone I know I can count on."
"Anna helped me to develop my memoir plus an essay that she helped me to publish. She is highly skilled at her craft. I’d recommend Anna to all aspiring memoir and essay writers."
— Lisa Smith,