Aha Media Group writer Teri Cettina switched roles, from health copywriter to patient, when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in 2018. When I was first diagnosed with cancer, the doctor in the ER gently handed me a piece of paper with a surgeon’s name on it. “This is the best pancreatic surgeon… Read more
Aha Media Group writer Teri Cettina switched roles, from health copywriter to patient, when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. My most recent chemotherapy appointment marked the first time I had visited my local hospital since the COVID-19 crisis began.
Lately, when I turn on the news, I hear less about the devastation from the coronavirus (which is still heartbreaking) and more about plans to reopen the country. As healthcare communicators, we’re in the trenches, giving our audience the crucial information they need. But with this shift in tone, it’s time to look ahead and… Read more
In seemingly no time at all, the coronavirus has upended our world. People who had never heard of COVID-19 a few months ago are spending their days frantically researching and seeking coronavirus-related information.
Aha Media Group writer Teri Cettina switched roles, from health copywriter to patient, when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. I had just finished a project for a children’s hospital website. It was a tough job. After all, medical writing requires a delicate balance. We need to provide clear, useful information while conveying… Read more
Your audience goes beyond the nearly 44 million adults who experience mental health problems each year — it includes their caregivers as well. In 2015, there were 8.4 million caregivers of people with mental health concerns. As you prioritize your content, consider these 5 tips for creating and curating behavioral and mental health content that… Read more
At Aha Media, our team of experienced writers produces content that resonates with readers and converts them to customers. How do we become better writers? How do we hone our skills, keep our writing sharp and consistently turn out high-quality content? We write – often. We write, we write again, and we write some more…. Read more
My first writing/editing job was for a university magazine. I regularly interviewed academics, fundraising experts, administrators and student services professionals. I was a good writer, but a horrible interviewer. Talking to university folks was a necessary but dreaded task. And my attitude about interviewing came through to my subjects. They often answered my questions in… Read more
I attend the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conference nearly every May. This year, the keynote speaker was Dan Jones. (Who?) Well, have you ever read the Modern Love column of The New York Times? (Of course you have!) Jones is the editor of that column. Hearing from the editor who (almost) always… Read more
To up your writing game, all you need is Instagram or LinkedIn and 2-3 minutes per week. And what writer isn’t looking to up their game? Even seasoned professionals can use fresh ideas and inspiration to get the creative juices flowing. Every week, we share a new piece of writing advice on Instagram and LinkedIn,… Read more