About Me

Who I am

 

I'm a Philadelphia-based freelance writer, editor and author. I love to write. I love to edit. I feel my love for what I do comes through in my work. See client testimonials here

 

I've written six books. I'm the author of The Dog Lover's Companion to Philadelphia and Philadelphia: A Photographic Portrait, as well as the corporate history book Bayada: 40 Years of Compassion, Excellence and Reliability. I'm also the co-author of my newest book, Growing Friendships: A Kids' Guide to Making and Keeping Friends and co-author of American Red Cross: Dog First Aid and the American Red Cross: Cat First Aid.

 

I've written hundreds of articles on a variety of topics, like health, health care, Philadelphia, disabilities and parenting, for print and online media that include Family Circle,  Parents, Reader's Digest (managed project), Bottom Line/Women's Health, Kiwi, Scholastic Parent & Child, USAirways, WomansDay.com, Discovery.com, DiscoveryHealth.com, AnimalPlanet.com and Dogtime.com. See full client list here.

 

Additionally, I write, ghostwrite and edit content marketing pieces like articles, advertorials, web sites, white papers, blogs, brochures, press releases, books, e-books and newsletters.

 

I'm also the Dogtime.com Pet First Aid Expert. And I'm a member of the  American Society of Journalists and Authors.

I love to laugh and to spend time with my family, friends and dog--all of whom crack me up regularly.

Skills

Writing

Ghostwriting

Journalism

Copywriting

Content Marketing

Content Strategy

Editing

Editorial Consulting/Coaching

Proofreading

My sweet officemate, Harry

What I do

 

My Resume
(view full resume as a PDF)
Freelance Writer | Editor | Author

 

​January 2000 to present

 

Currently write, ghostwrite and edit nonfiction articles, web sites, books, as well as newsletters, e-books, web site content, blog posts and other content marketing materials. See full client list here.

 

A sampling of freelance projects include:

 

  • Writing articles for WebMD

  • Coaching expert author on parenting book

  • Writing articles for Abington Memorial Hospital’s magazine and web site

  • Writing articles for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Writing articles and a blog for ThinkBeyondtheLabel.com

  • Writing and manage a career advice column for the national magazine ADVANCE for Nurses

  • Writing articles for Fox Chase Cancer Center’s employee magazine

  • Writing web site copy for a major Philadelphia law firm, Raynes McCarty

  • Writing articles for Temple alumni magazine

  • Editing a series of five school staff newsletters

  • Editing and writing articles as needed for the national magazine Review of Optometry

  • Editing a series of history books for OTTN Publishing

  • Editing promotional materials for Insight Cuba

  • Writing articles for internal physician newsletter for Einstein Healthcare Network

  • Editing and writing content marketing materials for Visit Philadelphia™

  • Editing the book, The Exceptional Nurse (on disabilities)

  • Writing articles for federal agency, SourceAmerica (formerly NISH), as part of its annual magazine celebrating employees with disabilities

  • Editing and writing promotional copy for Sunrise Construction and Renovations, LLC (Pittsburgh)

  • Writing a monthly blog as well as other custom content for My Alarm Center, home security

  • Managing the editorial summer promotion section in Reader’s Digest June 2005 issue

  • Serving as Dogtime.com’s resident Pet First Aid Expert.

Promoted to Editor

December 1998 to December 1999                                   
Editor

ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants

Merion Publications Inc., King of Prussia, PA

National, biweekly print and online newsmagazine read by more than 75,000 physical therapists and PT assistants.

Personally responsible for:

  • Overseeing entire production of biweekly magazine in print and online
  • Managing staff writers and their respective workload

  • Editing majority of articles in print and online

  • Copy editing and proofreading articles in magazine and online

  • Writing feature stories and news as needed

  • Generating original story ideas and illustration ideas

  • Working closely with artists designing covers as well as print and online illustrations

  • Designing content of new web site on a rapidly changing basis

  • Creating new online departments

  • Working with sales team to enhance advertising opportunities both in print and online

  • Corresponding with readers, freelancers and consultants on a regular basis

  • Maintaining strong relationships with all company departments

  • Covering national physical therapy conferences.

Certifications and Specializations:

Content Strategy for Professionals, a 5-course specialization by Northwestern University on Coursera. Specialization Certificate earned on February 17, 2018.

Television Appearances:

Spotlighted as a local author on the 10! show on Philadelphia's NBC-10 (June 2005).

Spotlighted as local expert for Petstyle.com online television production about Philadelphia (November 2006). 

 

Interviewed as expert source for:

The Philadelphia Daily News, The Bark magazine, Philly Metro magazine, The Penn Stater magazine, The Springfield Sun and The Camden Courier Post.

 

Dogtime.com First Aid Expert

 

Professional Affiliation: 

Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) 

 

Volunteer Activities: 

Art Goes to School of the Delaware Valley volunteer

Member of ASJA's Membership Recruitment Committee

Corresponding Secretary/Newsletter Editor to local PTA

 

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Education

     The Pennsylvania State University

     University Park, PA  16801

     B.A., Communications, May 1991

 

 

© 2017 by Christine McLaughlin. 
 

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