Welcome! I'm Linda Wasmer Andrews, a freelance writer with a master's degree in health psychology. My writing about health, medicine, mental health, and wellness melds an empathetic voice and scientific facts. I always customize the content for your target audience, who may be:
Patients with chronic health conditions
People over age 65
Parents and pregnant women
Employees in an EAP
Adults with low literacy levels
Anyone seeking a healthier, happier life
Whether you're the managing editor of a magazine or the content manager for a website, I can create content that engages and inspires your target audience.
One of my strengths is writing in plain language without talking down to readers. I have decades of experience at translating complex clinical information into conversational text with actionable tips. I'm also skilled at weaving quotes and anecdotes into the text for compelling storytelling.
Another of my strong points is rigorous sourcing. I scour the most current, authoritative sources, including peer-reviewed medical journals and the websites of government agencies, medical associations, and leading patient advocacy groups. Then I double- and triple-check every fact. Typically, subject matter experts are also involved as interviewees and/or medical reviewers.
Getting the facts straight is only half of my job, however. The other half is motivating people to actually read and act upon what I've written. My background in psychology helps me address not only what people need to know, but also how they may feel about it. A compassionate voice and creative storytelling can draw in readers and encourage them to keep reading.
I write about a wide range of health, medical, and mental heath topics, including:
Managing the health risks and emotional stress associated with Covid-19
Living well with chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and asthma
Fostering health through diet, physical activity, sleep, and stress management
Enhancing well-being through mindfulness and connecting with nature