Resume of Patricia A. French

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Professional Experience

Freelance Writer/Editor

Clients include AlphaMedica, Inc.; American Academy of HIV Medicine; American Cancer Society; American Medical Writers Association; American Society of Neuroradiology; Chelsea House Publishers; Duke Clinical Research Institute; Duke Fuqua School of Business; EnablEd, LLC; FHI; GlaxoSmithKline; Journal of Clinical Orthodontics; Maquet/Datascope Corp.; McMurry, Inc.; Meeting Demands, LLC; Medical Economics, Inc.; Mosby, Inc. (now Elsevier); Peloton Advantage; Quantum Medical Communications; Regado Biosciences, Inc.; Rete Biomedical Communications; sanofi-aventis; St. Renatus, LLC; Symbiotix, Inc.; Thomson Interphase; UNC School of Dentistry; U.S. EPA; and physicians, researchers, and other clients around the world.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham NC

Editor; Sr. Editor; Clinical Research Communications Specialist III; Web Development Project Manager; Manager, START Team. In addition to writing and editing various materials, also developed a manuscript-tracking database, taught writing classes, and supervised writers/editors and support staff.

ASTRA USA, Inc. (now AstraZeneca), Westborough MA

Project Assistant. Wrote/edited sections of NDAs: Nonclinical Pharmacology/Toxicology, Microbiology, clinical trial summaries, ISE/ISS, Risk/Benefit Assessments. Wrote package inserts, Investigator’s Brochures, protocols, CRFs, consent forms. Developed literature database on AIDS, antiviral drugs, and herpes viruses. Monitored Phase I, II trials. Developed/managed expanded-access program; supervised staff on project.


  • B.S, Biology. Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg MA. GPA: 4.0
  • Diploma, Registered Medical Assistant. Andon College, San Jose CA. GPA: 3.99.

Professional Activities

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • OpenOffice: Writer, Calc, Draw, Impress, Base
  • HTML editor: Dreamweaver
  • Citation applications: Zotero, Reference Manager, EndNotes
  • Other: Acrobat Professional
  • Internet: various search engines and browsers, Medline, PubMed

*My surname was Williams until August 1998.