Writer #14184
Austin, TX
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69 Clients
192,000 Words
Patricia is new to the world of freelance writing and eager to try her hand at a variety of styles. Her professional background is in academic microbiology and clinical research, making her a particularly great fit for projects involving grants, scientific papers, exam questions, and educational resources.

She also has recent experience with and is interested in online content creation, such as web articles and blog posts. While she's happy to research most any topic, she is particularly excited to work on projects related to her hobbies and interests.


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Industry Projects

  • Technology10+
  • Medical9

Summary of Industry Experience


Patricia recently started work as a contributing writer for the tech website Readwrite. There, she has produced brief SEO-optimized blog posts on various Internet of Things topics. While she has thus far created only a handful of articles, she has enjoyed this foray into digital journalism and hopes to find other similar projects.


Patricia gained over five years of professional experience in life science research before pursuing a full-time writing career. As a research assistant and technologist, she assisted in both hands-on research and the drafting and editing of written materials. While working as a researcher, she also obtained the background knowledge necessary to contribute to future projects within a wide variety of medical topics. Her specific areas of expertise include:

• Disease-associated biofilms - Worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of Texas at Austin; Focused on bacterial infections of the lung, the oral cavity, and chronic wounds; Relevant predisposing conditions included diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and HIV/AIDS
• Uveitis - Assisted in clinical research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with direct patient contact; Major projects included a treatment trial for noninfectious/autoimmune uveitis and a longitudinal study of AIDS-related eye disease
• Retinal disorders - Worked as a technologist in translational research (also at JHU) evaluating potential treatments for diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and retinopathy of prematurity
• Genetic toxicology - Performed an FDA-required biological assay screening newly developed drugs and medical devices for potential carcinogens

Since switching careers, she has continued working in the field as an academic manuscript editor and grant writer.

Product Projects

  • Grant/Proposal3

Summary of Product Experience


Patricia's first professional writing experience was as a grant writer for her former graduate advisor. Although budget constraints made her tenure in this position brief, she secured $100,000 in federal funding through the US DoD's Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.

Since then, she has worked as a freelance grant writer and editor.

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