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Barbara F
Writer #31207
Denver, CO
Joined 4/1/2019
5 Star Rating
100% Success
84 Projects
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Barbara has a passion for excellent writing and has enjoyed this mode of communication ever since she can remember. Her industries include: medical, health and wellness, pharmaceuticals, research, and government regulation. In addition to writing for the health and medicine industries; she writes about management and supervision, employee engagement, employee evaluation, and employee training. Barbara is energized by the prospect of helping clients achieve their objectives and become leaders in their industries.

Barbara has written blog posts, articles, home pages, white papers, and other forms web content. She is an expert at incorporating SEO key words and phrases into her clients' writing pieces. She has facilitated and achieved very positive outcomes in highly volatile and complex health, medical, and regulatory environments. With Barbara, you can always count on credible references that are accurately sourced.

In addition to being a newsletter editor, she has written trade magazine articles, poster abstracts, and case studies. Other writing tasks have included: informational letters on combined medical and regulatory issues, continuing education course descriptions, job descriptions, medical evidence tables, summaries of medical/regulatory collaborations and expert opinions, editing of medical practice guidelines and related informational documents, and literature reviews.
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Specialties

Barbara specializes in written content for medicine, health, and wellness. This includes pharmaceuticals, evidence-based medicine, clinical trials, research and statistics, continuing education, and government regulation. She also creates content for employee engagement, training, management, and supervision.

She diligently works with subject matter experts to produce high-quality written documents. You can always count on Barbara to provide superior customer service. She has expertise in the following types of content:

-Blog posts
-Articles
-White papers
-Educational brochures
-Course descriptions
-Newsletter content
-PowerPoint presentations
-Home pages
-Continuing education applications
-Public testimony
-Medical evidence tables
-Literature reviews
-Regulatory analyses
-Surveys
-Clinical practice guidelines

Interests

Barbara is particularly enthused when the disciplines of art and science synchronize and transform into amazing written content.

She is also interested in all kinds of exercise including Pilates, yoga, hiking, snowshoeing, walking, water aerobics. However she is not interested in downhill skiing because she is a bit on the clumsy side :). In addition to being with family, she loves to read, write, sing, and cook.

Education

University of Denver

Through her degree in Theatre, Barbara developed and polished her abilities to be creative, use humor to stimulate interest, and help others to nurture their own creativity. She taught theatre acting and directed in community theatre for several years. She also taught others who, although they were not aspiring to be actors on the stage, wanted to learn how to communicate more positively and persuasively in their daily lives.

Colorado State University

Barbara excelled in all areas of study in the art and science of occupational therapy. Coursework included anatomy, neuroanatomy, psychosocial disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, the disease process, kinesiology, and statistics. Her clinical affiliations included an internship at the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC

University of Colorado at Denver

Barbara pursued opportunities in regulatory analysis, regulatory writing, grant writing, memo writing, proposal writing, survey development, position descriptions, research, and management. She is able to help the reader understand, through clear and concise writing, the many intricacies of regulation, research, and medical policy.

Medical

57 Projects Completed

While working for the Medical Policy Unit and Medical Services Delivery Units with the State of Colorado, Barbara reviewed medical reports for compliance; wrote and edited complex health care and medical information; and advised on numerous types of medical/regulatory documents. She is adept at working with subject matter experts of various disciplines: including physicians, nurses, attorneys, and claims adjusters. Her expertise in medical writing includes medical terminology, disease processes and treatment, therapeutic interventions, summarizing research, literature reviews, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

Health

15 Projects Completed

As Medical Treatment Guidelines Coordinator for the State of Colorado, Barbara edited medical treatment guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of work-related injuries. These include: traumatic brain inury; spinal disorders; chronic pain syndrome; cumulative trauma disorders; complex regional pain syndrome; shoulder injury; lower extremity disorders; and thoracic outlet syndrome. She comprehends the medical terminology and clinical processes as relayed by subject matter experts and asks intelligent questions when clarifications are needed. She then synthesizes information to create health-related documents that are clear, concise, and tailored to the intended audience. She is also trained in health literacy practices and strategies. She presented an abstract at a health literacy conference at the Institute of Health Care Advancement. It included an abstract, reference list, methodology, discussion, and conclusion.

Government

5 Projects Completed

As Medical Treatment Guidelines Coordinator for Medical Practice Guidelines, Barbara wrote regulatory analyses for several medical conditions, including but not limited to: chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, cumulative trauma disorders, and other medical conditions.

Non Profit

2 Projects Completed

Barbara has worked with a non-profit organization that emphasizes the importance of a collaborative partnerships in regional, national, and global emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The projects involved extensive on-line research of current emergency management regulations, policies, and practices and how they can be improved to help vulnerable populations survive and function amidst the devastating effects of a pandemic. The projects stressed the importance of long-term insight and effective emergency preparedness. Sourced materials included government regulations, national and international guidance documents, research articles, position papers, blogs, and video clips. All materials were summarized and synthesized to create high-quality long-form content.

Brochure

3 Projects Completed

One of Barbara's numerous tasks while working with the State of Colorado was to write course descriptions for Worker's Compensation Accreditation Seminars. She knows how to write course descriptions that are accurate, interesting, and enticing.

White Paper

1 Projects Completed

Barbara participates in numerous volunteer opportunities to make contributions to her community as well as to her profession. She was primary editor to a white paper for an employer's risk management association and also authored original text. Her tasks as editor included collaboration with physicians, insurance professionals, marketers, wellness consultants, risk managers, and employers. She gained agreement regarding formatting, writing styles, grammar, and use of references. She organized the references and assured that articles were appropriately cited.

Newsletter Content

1 Projects Completed

Barbara was a newsletter editor for the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado for two years. She interviewed local industry leaders, therapists, and lawmakers for her "Spotlight" column. She also wrote about working with task forces at the State of Colorado.

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