Tina Kapinos

Writer & Editor

Location icon United States of America

Healthcare, education, basically any writing assignment I can sink my teeth into. That’s what I like doing best.

The most unusual feedback I ever received was from a prominent medical researcher who said my story on the use of animals in medical research for an American Academy of Pediatrics publication was “too balanced.” The best feedback came from an artist who said he had tears in his eyes when he finished reading the profile I wrote on him for Plate World Magazine after visiting him at his home and studio.

I’ve written feature articles for the Chicago Tribune (and their former specialty publications “Nursing News” and “Allied Health”), blog posts on innovations in higher education for www.mycollegeplanningteam.com, and press releases and ghostwritten articles for clients of Lekas & Levine Public Relations. If I can learn from it, or have fun with it, I’m in.

Portfolio
My College Planning Team
09/13/2016
OER: Cutting College Costs By Nixing Textbooks | My College Planning Team

A full 65 percent of students have gone without buying a college textbook due to its high cost, according to a U.S. PIRG Education Fund study released in 2014. But what if no teachers required students to buy any books for their classes, and students could access all the materials they needed online for free?

tribunedigital-chicagotribune
11/11/2001
A case of sibling anxiety

Rising multiple births create school dilemma: whether or not to separate With the burgeoning population of twins and other multiples, more parents are asking schools to rethink the way they handle class placement of such siblings.

My College Planning Team
07/19/2016
Grand Valley's Technology Showcase Aims to Improve Learning by Putting the Latest Gadgets into...

The Grand Valley State University Technology Showcase in Allendale, Mich., is offering opportunities for students and teachers to learn in new ways. Prominently situated within the school's library, the 3-year- old Technology Showcase is less of a place to gawk at the latest gadgets and more of a hands-on lab where students and faculty can discover how to integrate technology and education-or even check out products for free for use on school projects or lesson plans.

tribunedigital-chicagotribune
06/27/2007
Teen fiction not just for teens anymore

Some women read teen fiction as part of their job. Some read it because their daughters read it. Some come upon it by accident. But no matter how they discover it, many women are reaching the same conclusion: Teen fiction is a good fit for adult readers too.

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