Contact information for medical writers who can help clinician authors effectively prepare scientific manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Medical writers and editors can help clinician authors effectively prepare scientific manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. Authors should be cautioned, however, that medical writers have varying backgrounds, experience levels, and work styles, and it is important to carefully interview potential candidates. The most common characteristics among skilled medical writers and editors are abilities to understand science and medicine, analyze and synthesize complex information, and translate it into effective communications for different audiences.

For detailed information on finding and working with a qualified medical writer, please see the article Teaming Up With a Medical Writer: Tips for Finding Well-Qualified Candidates

The following alphabetical list of potential medical writers is provided as a service to our authors. Most are members of the American Medical Writers Association ( and/or  the Council of Science Editors ( and are listed in its freelance directory.

Dana Barberio, MS
Edge Bioscience Communications
Greater Boston Area, MA
[email protected]

Judith Gunn Bronson, MS
Stem Line Publishing Services, Inc.
302 San Julian Creek Road
Bandera, TX 78003

Jennifer Dennis-Wall, PhD
Sensical Science, LLC

Tracey Fine, MS, ELS
Fine Biomedical Publications, Inc.
116 Hampton Court
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-967-8287
Fax: 919-968-3379

Patricia French
Left Lane Communications
123 Nolen Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Nancy R. Gough, PhD
BioSerendipity, LLC
Elkridge, MD

Lissa Lamothe, MPH
Lamothe Consulting
Philadelphia, PA

Kathleen Louden, ELS
Louden Health Communications
6426 Plainview Road
Gurnee, IL 60031-4418
Phone: 847-855-9020
Fax: 847-557-9084

Faith Reidenbach, ELS, CMPP
Caley-Reidenbach Consulting, LLP
3000 Applegate Street
Philomath, OR 97370

Scott A Saunders, DDS, ELS, CMPP
PragMed Manuscripts
1014 Andrew Way
Royersford, PA 19468-3134
Phone: 610-948-2001
Fax: 610-948-2001


These writers/editors have agreed to be listed in our Author Resource Center. None of them is associated with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the Journal of Periodontology, or Clinical Advances in Periodontics and the AAP has not investigated their credentials or qualifications. Thus, listing these names is not intended as, and should not be viewed as, an endorsement of any of these individuals by the AAP. Rather each clinician author who is considering using a writer or editor should make his or her own determination of the qualifications of any individual under consideration. The AAP does not receive any commission or other benefit from any writer or editor in exchange for their listing. Authors should contact and arrange payment directly with the writer of their choice. All services acquired from these or any other providers are at the author’s own expense and risk, and the AAP will have no involvement in the interaction between author and medical writer. The AAP does not endorse, and accepts no responsibility or liability for any services provided by, any medical writers. Use of a medical writer does not guarantee acceptance for publication in the Journal of Periodontology or Clinical Advances in Periodontics.