When a former editor at Pregnancy & Newborn needed to build a network of parenting/pregnancy/fitness writers for Healthline, her new San Francisco gig, I’m flattered to share that she thought of me right away. I started writing for the website in 2014, and I really enjoyed contributing to that veritable treasure trove of useful content. It’s all written to support, guide and inspire its readers toward positive health. Where else would I learn so much about the surprisingly varied health benefits of celery (really – you’d be shocked), the early signs of dyslexia in a child, and the most appropriate age to begin dating? It was educational, to say the least.
My assignments for Healthline ranged from lifestyle pieces to those with a decidedly medical slant. There were style guides to follow, word counts to hit, deadlines that couldn’t be missed, details to be researched and medical reviewers to satisfy. Above all, I needed to be sure that every piece was informative and useful without sacrificing accuracy and thoughtfulness. I fell right into the target market for Healthline, and I found that useful when I critiqued my own work.
I wrote for Healthline for more than a year, before other projects cropped up and I was ready to move on. “Over a short period of time, Jessica [proved] herself to be an indispensable contributor to Healthline.com,” says Elsbeth Riley, Healthline editor. “Her excellent writing, thorough research, and overall hard work helped us launch a new content vertical in 2015. Her abilities and knowledge span everything from fitness, pregnancy, to parenthood. I would highly recommend her services to any individual or company seeking quality content from a professional and experienced writer. We look forward to continuing to work with her!”