Writing Samples

Many of the newsletters and magazines that I write and edit are available online. Check out the following for some samples of my work:

I worked with Kelsh Wilson Design to create this newsletter series for the University of Delaware's Office of Development, which wanted to reach out to prospective donors with stories that highlight UD's achievements and vision while demonstrating the impact of philanthropy. For each installment, I am responsible for shaping the concept, conducting research and interviews, and writing all copy.

Also working with Kelsh Wilson Design, I researched and wrote this case statement for the new "ISE LAB" at UD, one its largest current fundraising priorities. UD Office of Development staff members are using it as a tool for communicating with prospective donors about the project--the first major new science facility to be built on the UD campus in 20 years. 

Since the Winter 2008 issue, I have written eight cover stories for this magazine, along with some smaller interior features and patient testimonials for the web. The Chester County Hospital launched this publication in 2005 to keep area residents up to date on its latest services and plans for the future. Over the years I have interviewed hospital administrators, nurses, cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, oncologists, pediatricians, intensivists, and other specialists throughout the hospital and its affiliated practices.

After a successful stint as temporary writing consultant to the Paoli Hospital Foundation, I was contacted by another Main Line Health hospital, Riddle Hospital in Media, to play a similar role. Since fall of 2009, I have worked with the Riddle HealthCare Foundation on its semiannual magazine for donors and community members, Riddle Matters. Typically I research and write the cover story and three additional inside features.

I served as managing editor and writer for the health system's tenth, eleventh, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth Annual Reports on Quality, and a contributing writer for the sixteen report as well. This report is Crozer-Keystone Health System's flagship publication on its quality and patient safety efforts. It goes out to health care leaders and experts nationwide as well as to local audiences: CKHS Board members, community leaders, local and regional policymakers, health care organizations, government officials, and insurance companies. Every year, this project provides a great opportunity to immerse myself in the latest news within the health care quality movement and then tell some of the best stories from within Crozer-Keystone Health System.