Catherine Dold has written about health and the environment for The New York Times (science pages), Smithsonian, Discover, Self, Health, Cosmopolitan and many other national publications.
She has also worked as a copywriter and editor for many medical and scientific institutions, such as the American Society of Nephrology, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Sutter Health, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Institutes of Health.
Copywriting and editing services have focused on feature articles, annual reports, patient education materials, journal articles, digital content, newsletters, book chapters, CME programs, slide decks and technical reports. She also manages the work of large teams of co-authors, develops social media strategies for clients, and blogs and tweets at medical conferences.
Ms. Dold recently co-authored The Recovery Book: Answers to All Your Questions About Addiction and Alcoholism and Finding Health and Happiness in Sobriety with Al J. Mooney, MD, and Howard Eisenberg. The Recovery Book received a 2015 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
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Patient Education/Medical Writing
One of Ms. Dold’s specialties is creating materials for health consumers. Projects have included guides to depression and hepatitis C, digital programs on cancer, and a workbook for people with addiction (producing both ebook and print-on-demand versions). She also produces materials for professional scientific and medical audiences, such as CME programs and technical reports.
Environmental and General Science Writing
Another area of expertise is the environment. Feature articles have covered topics such as shark fishing in Costa Rica, hearing abilities of manatees, prairie dog politics, and grizzly bear genetics. Other science features have covered how search dogs track down lost people, cannibalism among the Anasazi, invasive species in the West and the oldest house in Colorado.
Editorial Project Management
Ms. Dold also manages large editorial projects, such as annual reports. Such projects typically involve planning the editorial schedule for a team of co-authors, editing all submitted copy and writing some sections, assembling and editing graphic elements and front and back matter, and working with designers, web programmers and printers.
Ms. Dold is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the National Association of Science Writers. A graduate of New York University’s graduate-level Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, she is a former staff editor and writer for Audubon magazine and for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Ms. Dold specializes in making complex scientific subjects accessible to audiences of consumers or scientific professionals. Services include:
- Feature article writing
- Digital and print media content – writing, editing, organizing
- Project management – coordinating and overseeing the work of numerous co-authors and preparing final drafts for production
- Editing and proofreading