Deborah Berlyne, PhD, Writer | Editor

Deb BerlyneA member of the American Medical Writers Association and the D.C. Science Writers Association, Debby brings to our clients more than 30 years of experience in medical writing and substantive medical editing. She is adept at writing a broad range of reports, journal manuscripts, meeting summaries, abstracts, plain-language summaries of technical material, literature reviews, and PowerPoint presentations. Her subject matter expertise includes aging, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, global health, health disparities, health economics and outcomes research, hematology, mental health, nutrition, rare diseases, and substance use.

Sandra R. Bluett, Art Director | Graphic Designer

Sandra BluettSandra brings to our clients more than 30 years of experience in graphic design. Her work reflects a deep understanding of publication design, corporate identity, branding, marketing strategy, typography, photography, illustration, human factors, and dynamic graphic solutions. As a studio owner, she has created for major leaders in pioneering and traditional industries in both the not-for-profit and for-profit business arenas. Her work has been recognized for excellence by Creativity New York, The New York Art Directors Club, The Washington Art Directors Club, Printing Industry of America, Graphic Design USA and Forbes Book of the Month. Her work can be viewed online at https://artdesignstudio.net.

Kristin Bundy, BA, Writer

Kristin BundyA board member of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists’ Pittsburgh chapter, Kristin brings to our clients more than 20 years of experience as a medical writer (continuing medical education), creative director and content strategist (pharmaceutical advertising), and science journalist. She is adept at digging deep into the research and analyzing study data, collaborating with key opinion leaders, and weaving together the most salient points into concise pieces for healthcare professionals. Having handled the subject matter of dozens of therapeutic areas, her particular expertise lies in oncology, HIV, women’s health, and pediatrics.

Heather Gorby, PhD, Writer

Heather GorbyA member of the American Medical Writers Association and the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals, Heather brings to our clients more than 13 years of experience as a medical writer. She is adept at manuscript publications, medical meeting coverage, and CME content. Her subject matter expertise includes neurology, oncology, and infectious disease.

Clare Karten, MS, Writer | Editor

Clare KartenClare combines a science, communications and healthcare background to bring more than 17 years of experience to our clients as a medical writer, editor, and project manager. She is adept at creating CME needs assessments and educational content, and building advisory boards for mission-driven organizations, healthcare professionals and patients. Her subject matter expertise includes hematology/oncology, chronic diseases and maternal-child health.

Robert Lande, BA, ELS, Writer | Editor

Robert LandeA member of the American Public Health Association, Bob brings to our clients more than 40 years of experience as a medical researcher, writer, and editor. He is especially adept at editing for clarity, coherence, and consistency. His subject matter expertise includes reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV prevention, and the health effects of climate change.

Mary Love, MA, Writer

Mary LoveA member of the American Medical Writers Association, the National Association of Science Writers, and the Plain Language Association International, Mary brings to our clients more than 20 years of experience as a medical writer. She specializes in CME needs assessments, meeting summaries, sales training, and plain language materials for lay audiences. Mary has a master’s degree in pharmacology & toxicology and has worked on a wide range of medical topics, most recently in neurology, immunotherapy, and infectious diseases. She enjoys variety and professional challenges and welcomes new formats, topics, audiences, and therapeutic areas.

Eleanor Mayfield, ELS, Writer-Editor

Eleanor MayfieldEleanor Mayfield has more than 25 years’ experience as an independent professional writer and editor specializing in health, medicine, biomedical science, and allied fields. She has received multiple writing awards (including two National Institutes of Health Plain Language Awards) in recognition of her ability to “translate” technical and scientific information into plain language. In addition to her plain-language expertise, Ms. Mayfield is a skilled editor and technical writer. She has extensive experience across the spectrum of health-care communications, from plain-language materials to journal articles, web content to technology assessments. She possesses a bachelor’s degree in journalism, is certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences, and is a graduate of the Medical Writing and Editing certificate program at the University of Chicago’s Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Winfield Swanson, BA, Writer | Editor

Winfield SwansonHaving spent several years in the lab, Winfield brings to our clients more than 40 years of experience as a writer/editor of scientific material. She is adept at note-taking, report writing, and compiling indexes. Her subject matter expertise includes hematology and HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. She has worked for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, NASA, and most institutes and centers within the National Institutes of Health. She has also reviewed numerous books and contributed to the sixth and seventh editions of the Council of Science Editors’ Scientific Style and Format.

Colleen Walacavage, MA, ELS, Editor

Colleen WalacavageA member of the American Medical Writers Association, Colleen brings to our clients more than 15 years of experience as a medical and technical editor. She is adept at developmental, substantive, and copy editing as well as precise reference and document formatting. Her subject matter expertise includes governmental reports and manuals, journal manuscripts, and health communication.