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Here's your chance to pick the brain of a successful freelance nurse writer in an affordable one-hour coaching session.
Here’s your chance to pick the brain of a successful freelance nurse writer in an affordable one-hour coaching session.
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January is the time of year when everyone dives into fitness. And why not? The new year offers you a fresh slate. Erase all the negative memories of last year’s healthy living resolutions that wound up drowning in a tub of Blue Bell Magic Cookie Bar ice…
Physical fitness is the key to crafting creative prose. Here are 5 ways to put down the cookies and step away fromt he keyboard.
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While others pledge to get physically fit in 2015, let’s resolve to build our writing muscles. Here’s how to develop a daily writing habit. As a novice freelancer, I toyed around with writing. I wrote sporadically, only when working on a paying project.…
Four effective techniques to develop a daily writing habit. Exercise your creativity for freelance fitness in 2015.
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I remember the moment vividly. As the office manager of a university department, I had to fire the young woman I’d hired to be our receptionist. She reminded me a lot of myself when I’d been her age: bad attitude, unwilling to take direction, surly. That…
Why I left clinical nursing to pursue my passion of writing, and how I made the transition successfully. If I can do it, so can you.
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On Tuesday, I began a discussion about why conducting quarterly revenue analysis is crucial to your success as a freelance writer. Today, let’s continue that conversation by slicing and dicing some numbers. My hypothetical revenue analysis from October…
Let's look at how freelance writers can use simple revenue analysis to work less and earn more.
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On Tuesday, I talked about the importance of time tracking to your success as a freelancer. Today, let’s analyze my actual October 2014 numbers to see how and where I can improve my efficiency. Where did my time go in October 2014? According to OfficeTime…
Time tracking holds the key to efficiency (and earning more money) as a freelancer. Here's how and why to analyze how you spend your time at the desk.
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The March newsletter (going out by email on 3/1/15) contains an interview with successful nurse writer Marijke Vroomen Durning. Please feel free to post your comments and questions below. I’ll do my best to answer all of them!
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I’ve been riffing on the concept of January as the time of year when people resolve to get fit, eat healthy and exercise more. Let’s take the metaphor further. As a nurse you know the value of physical fitness. As a writer, you also need to recognize the…
You may be physically fit, but what about your freelance fitness level? Here's the one exercise every writer should do to stay in tip-top shape.
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I'm officially a "top freelancer." Woot!
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December can be a slow period for freelance writers. Editors go on vacation, just like anyone else. When editors take time off, assignments stop flowing. You should always keep a pool of money set aside to fund slow times. But this post isn’t about money.…
December can be a slow period for freelance writers. Editors go on vacation, just like anyone else. When editors take time off, assignments stop flowing. You should always keep a pool of money set aside to fund slow times. But this post isn’t about money. Take advantage of downtime to organize your office Some writers think they can swan off to recess on the playground if they have no paying assignments to work on. Don’t do that. Does the guy who...
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Last week, I talked about analyzing where you spent your work time in 2014. Today, I’m going to talk about revenue analysis. Simple mathematics for writers Don’t let the name of the concept fool you into thinking it’s complicated. Revenue analysis, at is…
As a freelance writer, you need to regularly perform revenue analysis to meet your financial goals. Here's how to do it - very simply.
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Welcome to December, the best time of year to look back at where the past year has gone — and where you want to go next year. I’m devoting this month’s posts to review and planning. I hope you find this helpful! Tempus fugit Where did your time go in…
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Freelance medical writer, RN-BSN
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nursing, writing, freelance, healthcare reform, healthcare, ACO, medicine, medical writing, editorial, marketing, communications, public relations, patient education, community management, social media
Employment
  • Freelance Writer
    Writer, 1999 - present
    I'm a "doer." Here are some things I've recently done for others. I can do the same for you. * Engaged WebMD website users by providing expert responses to health queries via the WebMD Answers tool * Helped successfully launch Cision's Seek or Shout social media community for journalists, bloggers and brands by acting as an ambassador/community manager * Contributed to the launch of a major new PBS web initiative, NextAvenue.org, by reporting health news of interest to Baby Boomers * Entertained and informed HistoryChannel.com readers with articles on interesting and obscure historical topics * Helped one retail client achieve 15% year-over-year growth in sales with expert SEO writing, ghost blogging and social media management * Educated consumers with expertly sourced fact sheets on various medical conditions for the National Institutes of Health * Authored a case study on medical technology innovation that may be contending for an award later this year If you're looking for effective, friendly community management, social media expertise, great reporting or customer engagement, give me a call today.
  • History.com
    Recurring contributor, 2012 - 2013
    Entertain and inform readers with articles on interesting and obscure historical topics, such as "Discontinued Olympic Sports."
  • WebMD.com
    Contributing expert, 2012 - 2013
  • NextAvenue.org
    Recurring contributor, 2012 - 2013
  • Cision AB
    Brand ambassador, 2012 - 2012
  • ABQ Health Partners Plastic Surgery
    RN, 2009 - 2012
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Houston, TX
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Registered Nurse. Freelance health & medical writer. Superpower: turns nurses into writers.
Introduction
My goal is to improve the lives of healthcare consumers and professionals by crafting content that informs, empowers and entertains.

Hats my specialty: writer, speaker, author, family caregiver, RN, wife, daughter, sister, feeder of finicky pets.

I produce articles, blog posts, scripts, presentations and more. If it involves writing, I’ve probably done it.

I not only am a nurse; I played one on TV.

My passion is turning other nurses into successful freelance writers through my RN2Writer program. This ongoing course consists of blog posts, webinars, personalized coaching, a newsletter and much more. Freelance writing makes a great second career for nurses. Let me show you how to be successful at it!
Bragging rights
2010 Online News Association Award, "Best Online Commentary/Blogging, small site"
Education
  • University of New Mexico
    Nursing
  • University of New Mexico
    Creative Writing
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Other names
Elizabeth Holmes
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