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Heather Watkins

Editor, Writer, and Communications Professional

Location icon United States

I have more than a decade of experience in crafting copy that is clear and accurate, connects with readers, and advances organizational goals. I manage print and digital communications projects from inception to completion, overseeing content creation, editing, design, production, and web/social media promotion.

I’m an agile writer who can identify the most compelling angle of each story to effectively engage any audience. I have a sharp eye for catching typos and grammar mistakes, and I thrive in fast-paced environments while consistently hitting my deadlines.

Portfolio
STS News
Winter 2019 Issue

I manage all aspects of this publication, including developing the lineup, writing most of the content, editing submissions by senior staff and surgeons, providing instructions to graphic designer, reviewing and approving proofs, and coordinating printing, shipping, and electronic delivery.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
STS Meeting Bulletin

I am the editor for this newspaper published onsite at the STS Annual Meeting. We produce three issues over the course of the meeting, and I either write or edit all the content, as well as work with a designer and approve the layout proofs.

The Patient Guide to Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery
After Lung Cancer Surgery

I researched and wrote this article for the Society's patient information website.

Men's Health
Health Bulletin

I found these scientific studies by combing through journals, interpreted their results for our layperson audience, interviewed the researchers, and came up with actionable service.

Men's Health
Break Your Bad Habits

This feature, which I researched and wrote, originally appeared in the print edition of the magazine.