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Alexandra OʼConnell


Alexandra is a freelance medical writer and editor specializing in educational and promotional campaigns. She has created informative content and edited a range of print and digital materials, including websites and brochures. Examples of her assignments include detailing the following therapeutic areas: ADHD, Alzheimerʼs, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIG), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and renal cell carcinoma. She is experienced with AMA style.
Professional Skills:
Excellent writing: Communicates clearly and effectively across a wide range of audiences.
Superior editing: Preserves big-picture objectives while maintaining detail-focused clarity.
Thorough research and analysis: Easily identifies and incorporates new information.
Multi-lingual: Speaks English, German and Spanish; experienced in cross-Atlantic cultures.

Professional Experience:

Freelance Professional
Medical Writer and Editor, Denver, CO
10/11 – Present
Researches and creates content for educational and promotional materials that target consumer and professional audiences (digital and print). Revised content for educational website targeting health care professionals. Website reconfiguration, including the comprehensive interlinking of newly configured material. Copyedits, fact checks, and proofreads brochures, slide decks, websites, and other materials. Proofreads approved product presentations.
Dowden Health Media/Lebhar-Friedman

Associate Editor, Montvale, NJ
2/09 – 10/11
Coordinated digital and print content production for clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, including websites, hard copy brochures, email blasts, PowerPoint presentations, and ancillary meeting materials. Wrote marketing material, and edited presentations, educational materials, and websites. Managed the regulatory review process and QA for client project deliverables. Coordinated outside team members, including graphic artists, web developers, list management teams, and printers, to achieve task completion by target date. Promoted to Associate Editor, assuming management responsibilities for numerous important projects.
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Development Associate, New York, NY
10/01 – 6/04
Drafted, edited, and coordinated distribution of printed materials such as event invitations and official programs, quarterly newsletters, and donor outreach pieces. Organized special events with the VP for Development, including the annual Holiday Gala, which was a fundraiser attracting over six hundred guests. Tracked all ticket and sponsorship purchases for Holiday Gala. Provided ad copy to consultant layout designer and proofread resulting ads. Created official seating list. Created, copyedited, proofread, and set the Holiday Gala official event program for printing. Clients and projects:
Actelion (PAH)
Baxter (Gammagard)
Eisai (Aricept)
Forest Laboratories (Daliresp, Linzess)
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Linzess)
Pfizer (Aricept, Sutent, Torisel, Geodon)
Shire Inc. (ADHD educational)
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals (Latuda, schizophrenia educational)


Created original materials for consumer education initiatives, targeting patients of various ages, caregivers, teachers, and school administrators. Materials included consumer outreach letters, tip sheets, organizational templates, and management tools. Copyedited and proofread brochures and management tools as well as comprehensive product slide presentations in excess of 160 slides. Wrote and organized content for the professional health care portal of an educational website. Fact checked advisory board presentation. Completed cold reads and proofreads of educational material.
The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
• Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, May 2001 University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Graduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics), November 2006 Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
• Master of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics, February 2009
Computer Skills:
• Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint • Adobe Professional • Mac OS X • MailChimp • Hootsuite • Twitter • WordPress • Basic HTML
Volunteer Activities:
Audubon Society of Greater Denver Chatfield Botanic Gardens CSA, Denver Josephine Community Garden, Denver On Broadway Toastmasters Club


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