Suzanne Cohen

Writer, Copywriter, Storyteller

United States

I’ve rarely met a word I didn’t like.

An accomplished and clever writer, copywriter and storyteller, industry experience includes healthcare, pharma, magazines, tech, hospitality, professional associations and more.

I fell in love with stories as a child, starting with interviewing my grandfather about his patents when I was 8. The story was published in the local paper, and I was hooked. Since then, I've created content for magazines, Web sites, corporate America, ad agencies, social media, SEM (Google search), trade associations and more.

I had a blast interviewing Colin Powell about a very important political subject (not)—fashion. And I sort of conquered my fear of heights while climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, getting an extra high when the story was published in the 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘨𝘰 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘯𝘦, 𝘓.𝘈. 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 and other national outlets. Celebrity interviews include: Colin Powell, Ruth Reichl, Cynthia Rowley and more.

Outside of work, I play tennis and pickleball, hike, do GYROTONIC®, travel near and far, read anything from the 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 to industry news to 𝘗𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 and teach grades K-12 on the side. And—with almost a decade of voice lessons and years in choral groups—I love to make words sing, on the page and off!

The common thread in my work—and in life—is connecting people to each other and ideas.

Looking for a personable, resourceful writer and communications pro? Let’s connect! I’d love to help you bring your stories to life.


Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Corporate, B2B Communications


I write lively, clever, targeted copy. Award-winning writer of blog posts, profiles, snappy headlines, B2B and social media copy for print, intranet and digital platforms.

DaVita Kidney Care (digital)
Power up your nursing career

DaVita nurse recruitment digital assets. One of many pieces in a national recruitment campaign.

Living Better - Piedmont Healthcare
How to choose a primary care doctor

Internist. Family medicine physician. General practitioner. The list goes on...which primary care doctor is the best one for you? Choosing the right primary care doctor for your routine care is an important step in maintaining and improving your health.

Humana Pharmacy (blog post)
Insulin savings program

Humana’s new Insulin Savings Program offers a fixed, low cost on select insulins, helping you keep your diabetes—and expenses—on track. Available on certain Humana plans.

Humana Pharmacy (blog post)
Go the distance with diabetes

Wherever you are on your diabetes journey, you can lead a vibrant, well-balanced life. Take care of yourself, ask for support from your healthcare team, and life—including the highs and lows of diabetes—can be sweet.

American Hotel Register Company
Global Hospitality Expo showcases innovation

Hospitality thrives on customer service. Repeat business is driven by the baseline of a hotel's cleanliness, attention to detail and going above and beyond.

American Hotel Register Company
Custom shopping bags

The shopping bag isn’t just utilitarian; it’s symbolic of preferences, tastes and lifestyle. A touch of elegance, a shot of glam or an understated message—anything is possible.

American Hotel Register Company
Banish bedbugs with Live Free powered by KiltronX™

It's no surprise to anyone in the hospitality industry that bedbugs are a huge concern. Since travelers often choose their accommodations online, they are heavily influenced by fellow travelers' reviews. Online reviews can harm a hotel's business and reputation if even the slightest hint of a bedbug infestation exists.

American Hotel Register Company

Rubbermaid ad

American Hotel Register Company
Unlocking keyless entry

Everywhere we turn, technology influences our lives. The hospitality industry is no exception. Chances are you've already stayed at a hotel using keyless entry technology, which is beginning to alter how travelers check in to hotels and enter their guest rooms. Here's how it works: Once you reserve a room, the hotel's system looks for you to arrive via your location-enabled smartphone.

Agility Harmony ad

Agility Harmony. In tune with your enterprise needs. Seize the marketing moments that matter.

Washington Nonprofit Conference ad

Warm up your marketing. Win over their hearts. Epsilon can help you reach your best donors and prospects, in the moments that matter, in any channel, in real time.

Celebrity Interviews. Lifestyle Pieces, Blog Posts

Chicago Health
Gyrotonic: The most intelligent workout you've never heard of

The activities we do every day—hunching over a phone screen, unloading groceries from the car, reaching for an item on a high shelf—put a surprising amount of strain on our bodies. Move inefficiently, and you could end up with overused muscles, tight fascia and injuries. Gyrotonic can help.

The Local Tourist
CHICAGO the Musical quarterbacked by solid cast

The national tour of CHICAGO sizzles with razzle dazzle and foul play. Bob Fosse's distinctive Broadway choreography—curved shoulders, turned-in knees, finger snaps and jazz hands—captivates. Former NFL star Eddie George headlines as corrupt lawyer Billy Flynn.

The Local Tourist
"A Bronx Tale" brings 1960s New York to Chicago

Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro's "A Bronx Tale" is set in the heart of the Bronx, where "GoodFellas" reign and family and community trump all. The North American tour of the Broadway musical is playing at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre.

Chicago Tribune
G'day, Sydney!

If you dare look down 440 feet from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you'll see two sets of train tracks, eight traffic lanes, a pedestrian walkway, bicycle lane and the picture-perfect Sydney Harbour.

The Local Tourist
Cynthia Rowley brings fashion home

Iconic designer Cynthia Rowley’s known for living life by design. Fashion and furniture spheres intersect with the launch of her imaginative home furnishings line.

The Local Tourist
Shooting stars: Finding Neverland

Do you believe in magic? Broadway in Chicago's "Finding Neverland", about the creation of Peter Pan, landed at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.

The Local Tourist
Food for thought with chef Graham Elliot

A consummate entertainer—through food, music, TV and more—Graham suggested Vince Vaughn as the perfect actor to play him if a movie about his life is made. Sounds appetizing!

The Local Tourist
First Wives Club opens in SHE-ca-go

Girl power: Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill, Carmen Cusack Sizzle. Check. Scandal. Check. Beauty, brains and brawn? Yes, ma'am.

New York Women in Communications
JoAnn Tansman: BBDO

For 25 years, JoAnn Tansman has lived life by design. She has helped build global brands through TV, print and interactive media as Senior Vice President/Creative Director at BBDO.

The Local Tourist
Jonny Imerman: Guardian angel

Imerman Angels is a Chicago-based organization that provides personalized matches between cancer fighters, caregivers, survivors and "Mentor Angels".

SheSays Chicago
Boosting gender intelligence

He says; she says. Valuing, understanding and leveraging differences is the foundation of gender intelligence—a way of thinking that helps us communicate more effectively.

Chicago Social / CS (a Modern Luxury publication)
Fish and chips

A celebrity gambling event for charity

SPLASH (formerly owned by "Chicago" magazine)
Rainbow Connection: Run away with me

Colorful coverage of The Color Run (the happiest 5k on the planet™). One of three blog posts that reflects local color, fitness, community and fun!