Nicholas Carroll

Medical Editing and Writing For Lay Readers

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I can edit or write medically accurate copy in plain language that patients can understand, from simple explanatory brochures – or website copy – to more extensive descriptions of diseases, trauma, diagnostics, and treatments from procedures through pharmacology. (Though there is no shortage of colored anatomical charts to put on an office wall or website, I believe that patients who never studied anatomy can better understand their bodies with the help of clear writing.)

Physicians, nurses, and hospitals on the whole do a good job of translating technical concepts into lay language. As a editor and writer who has studied medicine, I like to think I can do even better. If you feel that your written material is not fully communicating with your patients, please contact me.

This is a partial list of diseases and conditions I have studied, written about, treated, or survived:

Arterio/atherosclerosis; deficiency diseases including scurvy, goiter, and general malnutrition; dehydration; Lyme disease(s)/syndrome and RMS; SAD; the hormone system; neurology and neurobiology; sports injuries; osteoporosis; hip replacement; chronic and labile hypertension; sciatica; PVDs, retinal detachment, and iritis; diabetes; the immune system(s); trigeminal neuralgia; Asperger's and autism treatment; disability research; hernias and collagen detachment; rabies; tropical diseases (including cholera, dysentery, amoebisasis, and low-grade enteritis); hypothermia and frostbite; anhidrotic heat exhaustion and simple heat exhaustion; anaphylactic shock; shingles; exzema; etc.

Contact me, and you may be pleasantly surprised. I can spell ankylosing spondylitis or sphygmomanometer without consulting a dictionary.

(The startling advances of medical research in recent decades mean I am not current on everything – any more than a physician can be, unless they are a specialist – but I can come up to speed very quickly.)

Please see my home page, with contact email, phone number, and links to my portfolio: I'm available by email, phone, or Skype. My home page is oriented towards writing in general, so please email or call if you have any questions about my medical background.

Nicholas Carroll

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