Behind medsciwriting

I write for the pharmaceutical industry, medical communications agencies, scientific researchers, and health professionals.  I’m also a contributing writer to Everydayhealth.com. I am involved in a variety of other professional activities including contractual work with our local CBDC and volunteering for causes of scientific and medical interest geared toward pain management. I am recognized for my ability to work under pressure, my high level of adaptability to challenging situations, as well as my decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Self-employed as a scientific writer since 2007
CHU Sainte-Justine Research Assistant/Coordinator/Editor in 2009-2010
High School teaching (English, French, Health Sciences) since 2010
Kelly Philips Productions Inc.,  Medical Writer 2006-2007
Lavigne Cartier Attorneys, Writer, Translator 2003-2006
Nourri-Source, Consultant 1996-2001
Alexis Nihon Developments, Associate Marketing Director 1989-1996

EDUCATION
Clinical Research Associate Graduate Diploma (Michener Institute for Health Sciences) – 2013 – ongoing
ASP Sales (SAJE & Quebec Ministry of Education – 450 hrs) – 2009
ASP Business  (SAJE & Quebec Ministry of Education – 450 hrs) – 2009
B.Sc. Specialization in biology (Concordia University, Montreal) – 2003
Certificate in medical transcription (CCNB, Campbellton) – 1986
B.Sc. Education (35 credits completed – Moncton University, Moncton) – 1984

MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE
Mentor for the training of a professional translator for the scientific industry: Samuel Bertin
Acted as mentor for writing lab reports and papers while studying at Concordia University for students referred by teachers
Acted as a mentor in the course of two significant science projects (while studying at Concordia):

«The mode of action of methyl mercury on the CNS»
Directed and assisted a group of 4 students for the review of the effects of methyl mercury in humans (physiological, anatomical, molecular, and environmental aspects); presented the findings to 60 students in toxicology.
«Uroguanylin and guanylin as an adaptive response to dietary salts»
Introduced the topic to a group of 3 students; the paper was selected for study and presentation.  Led the study group through the reading, analysis, and writing process; presented the findings to 18 students in histology.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Scientific Consultant/Writer/Translator, Elhers-Danlos Syndrome Atlantic Canada, Since 2014
ILC Foundation, Toronto ON (Improving the Life of Children), Since 2013
School Blog Creator and Mentor, École aux quatre vents, Dalhousie NB, Since 2010
Breastfeeding consultant, CLSC, Lasalle QC, 1996-2001
PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING
Twitter
LinkedIn
MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the American Medical Writer’s Association (AMWA)
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