Lisabeth C. Kirk, MFA
Bennington College, MFA
Highly competitive low-residency MFA program
University of New Hampshire, BA
BA Double Major, English/Women's Studies
Summa Cum Laude, 3.93 GPA
University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
Butler University Exchange Program
1993 - 1994
ASKM & Associates
Principal and Strategic Planning and Messaging Consultant
Strategic planning, marketing, messaging and outreach consulting.
2012 - Present
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI)
Strategic Planning and Messaging Consultant, Writer and Managing Editor
Strategic planning, marketing, messaging and outreach consulting. Developing, writing, managing and maintaining soft-marketing, scientific and medical content targeting multiple audiences from scientific peers to potential donors.Creating internal and external content in alignment with strategic plan. Media include: electronic newsletters, website content and organization, monthly electronic news updates, and a 150 page Annual Scientific Report for hardcopy and electronic distribution. Development and management of websites for individual programs associated with investigator research. Editing publication submissions for individual investigators.
2003 - 2013
San Diego State University
Freelance Writer, Editor
Writing and editing consulting. Edited National Science Foundation (NSF) grant proposals for structure, content and tone in collaboration with principal investigators in the SDSU Engineering Department. Edited publication submissions for various SDSU faculty.
2006 - 2010
California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, University of California, Berkeley
Freelance Writer, Editor
Writing and editing consulting. Edited NSF grant proposals for structure, content and tone in collaboration with principal investigators in the University of California system. Mapped structure and content to individual requests for proposal.
2003 - 2005
Department of Education, University of Vermont
Writer, Editor
On-site writing and editing. Edited and formatted annual reports, evaluation reports and NSF and Engineering Information Foundation (EiF) grants. Edited journal submissions accepted for publication at Mentoring & Tutoring, the Journal of Engineering Education, and the Society for Women Engineers Magazine. Developed, wrote and posted content for MentorNet's online training tutorial designed to facilitate the mentoring relationship between professionals and students.
2001 - 2003
Freelance Writer
Abstracting, writing. Abstracted medical copy from peer-reviewed journals targeting practitioners for Medscape's Journal Scan feature; wrote and edited copy for Medscape's Drug Update feature based on research and transcripts from conferences and symposiums.
1999 - 2001 Systems Corporation
Freelance Writer
Short-term contract work. Researched medical conditions/diseases and generated medical copy for Channel Health, a content-based, consumer health website geared toward patient education and the enhancement of physician-patient communication.
Lancet Neurology (Formerly Neurology Network Commentary, WB Saunders)
Freelance Writer
Wrote and edited summaries of neurological articles and abstracts taken from a variety of peer-reviewed journals for publication in the bimonthly journal for practicing neurologists.
1996 - 2001
SCP Communications, Inc
Freelance Clinical Editor
Edited for content, format, visual elements and clinical relevance of medical articles for Infectious Diseases.
1998 - 1999
Internet Health Encylopedia, Williams & Wilkins Publishing Company, Johns Hopkins Medical Center/Intellihealth
Researcher, Technical Writer
Researched medical conditions/diseases and wrote original copy at an eighth grade level for an HMO consumer health website.