Freelance Writer – Leslie J. Thompson

Seasoned Writer and Editor with a background in Journalism, Marketing Communications and Ghostwriting

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Entries from March 2008

Medical Writing

March 17th, 2008 ·

A good journalist must be adept at gathering information and weaving it into a coherent story. It also helps to be a quick learner. If you’ve got those qualities nailed, then it doesn’t matter whether you’re writing about widget manufacturing, profiling a celebrity dog groomer, or recounting the history of space exploration. Medical writing is no different — it’s all about asking questions, and communicating information in a way that makes sense to the reader.

I’m not a brain surgeon, but I’ve interviewed several. I have also spoken with cancer patients and shared their experience and insights for the benefit of others struggling with the disease. I hope you enjoy these samples of my medical writing. (Some articles are under my maiden name, Leslie Rosenberg.)

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Medical articles

American Heart Association – Cooking Up Omega 3s

CURE Magazine – Overcoming Depression

Neurology Reviews – The Oldest Alzheimer’s Patients

Neurology Reviews – Seizure-Related Brain Damage

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Education Articles

March 17th, 2008 ·

Here are a few articles I have written related to current trends in education–specifically, reading and math. You can find additional samples of my education writing in the Marketing Collateral section.

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Education articles 

Repairing a Broken Foundation: Solutions to Help Middle School Students Who Struggle with Math

An Agent of Change: How Getting Teacher Buy-In Can Improve Results for Reading Intervention

One Man’s Simple Plan to Change the World (Profile of Dr. Roland Goode, Creator of DIBELS)

Educational Reforms in Philadelphia

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Web Content

March 17th, 2008 ·

Writing for the Web is an art. I say this in all humility, because it’s an art I have had to learn over the years.

Thing is, people don’t like to read on the Internet. Not for any length of time, at least. They like short sentences. Bullet points. The written equivalent of soundbites.

Of course, that’s for copywriting. If you’re writing an article or short story or poem that just happens to be posted online, that’s a different matter. Anyhoo… The following samples reflect a few of the Web projects I have done. To get a quote on a project, please email me at

Web content (Landing Page)
RetroRadar (All site copy)
GlobalwebHQ (All site copy)
The Art of the Weekend Getaway (Article for
Relaxing Off-Season Travel (Article for (Writing/editing for portions of site)
Execu-Search eNewsletter

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