Bob Kirsch -- Medical Health Writer Editor -- Freelance
* America takes action on disease prevention-- Lancet
Your organization’s reputation can only be enhanced when written documents are accurate, clear, succinct, carefully researched, and logically structured.
Published articles on medicine and health in The Lancet, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, AARP Bulletin, The Female Patient, Infectious Disease News, Newspaper of Cardiology, Oncology Times, Medical Tribune of Japan, City Limits, Managed Care (magazine), Journal of Cardiac Failure, Medscape (online), Half the Planet (online), Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders, Gale Cancer Encyclopedia, and Human Resource Executive.
And on the visual arts – Cézanne and Rembrandt – in Partisan Review, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, The New Criterion, The Australian Journal of Art, Issues: A Journal for Artists, and Print Quarterly.
In all, I’ve written over a thousand articles for more than forty-five publications. And been the editor on lots of projects.
Since 2016, a special focus here has been the health of people left out of the middle class, the social determinants of health, the health of veterans, health disparities, and paths for persons of color to become physicians.
The editor of a newspaper for Japanese physicians wrote in an email upon his retirement: ““Thank you for everything … your knowledge, work ethic, and sincere effort….I want to thank you for the outstanding contribution you have made to the success of the company the past dozen years. I also would like you to continue contributing.”
A physician whose writing I edited, wrote in emails: “Thanks very much for the EXCELLENT points you have raised. You have put your finger DIRECTLY on the pulse of what it is that I will be emphasizing in this book” and “This was VERY valuable feedback for me. It never OCCURRED to me to weigh and count the number of negative/warning-type words in the text, against the number of positive and encouraging type words” and “I really appreciated the way you grasped what I was trying to express, and found a smoother (less clunky) way of saying it.”
A nurse whose Capstone project I edited wrote in a letter of recommendation: “Bob provided clarity and objectivity when helping me with the final version. Bob's editing was spot on and very thought provoking. He asked questions throughout my paper on concepts that I assumed were clear to everyone. His turnaround time is second to none. I've submitted work to him on a Friday night and received a response the next day. I've recommended Bob to several nurse colleagues as well.”
The executive vice president of a firm led by key physician experts wrote in an email: “We appreciate the quality and diligence of the work. We look forward to working with you again”
An executive at a healthcare company wrote in an email: “Thanks for helping us make the process run smoothly”
An executive at a healthcare company wrote in an email: “Bob, I also want to add that everyone has enjoyed working with you. The feedback I receive is very positive.”
* Writer of CME, CE, newsletters, websites, blogs, training materials, on-line texts, video scripts, as well as entire books and manuals
* Experience as a medical and health writer and editor from 1991 to the present
* Writing and editing to the needs of diverse audiences --- from physicians, pharmacists, and nurses to patients, HR executives, pharmaceutical executives, internet users, families, children, and the general public
* Commitment to scientific accuracy
* Commitment to ethical practice
* Track record of on-time or ahead-of-schedule submission of work
* Demonstrated ability to facilitate projects and cooperate with clients in diverse fields
* Past president of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
* Degrees from Columbia College, New York, NY, and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
* Certification from the educational program of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
I complete all projects myself.
If you need a document written, research completed, or a text scrubbed and polished, please let me know. Thanks.
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America Takes on Disease Prevention
Kirsch B. 2012 Aug 25;380(9843):715-6
The USA is taking strong actions within its national disease prevention strategy, which aims to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. Bob Kirsch reports.
America's release of its first-ever national disease prevention strategy last year was one thing, implementing it, however, was always going to be another. But concrete steps are now being taken by the US Government in no fewer than 200 areas, say experts, while cities like Chicago and San Diego and states like Massachusetts are modelling their own, local action plans on the federal plan. …
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