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Education & Experience

Lori Alexander earned a B.A. in English (Journalism) at the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree in Technical and Professional Writing at Northeastern University. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the medical writing and editing field.

Before establishing Editorial Rx, Inc., Lori held positions at prestigious organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Lahey Clinic. She also currently serves as the editor of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Journal, the premier peer-review publication for biomedical communicators. In addition, she has taught at the college level and has led workshops for her peers.

Lori’s writing and editing experience spans a wide range of publication types and topics, as illustrated in the list below.


Positions Held

Editor, American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Journal

Assistant Director, Publications Department, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Senior Copyeditor, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Assistant Editor, Editorial Department, Lahey Clinical Medical Center

Session Leader, American Medical Writers Association

Instructor, Newbury College

Writing Instructor, GED Preparation



Coverage of scientific meetings

Scientific summaries

Soft news (reporting on association programs and events)

Feature profiles

ASCO Annual Report (award-winning)

Web-based articles

Patient education brochures

Promotional brochure (laboratory assay)

Scholarly article on classical rhetoric and scientific writing


Managing Editor/Substantive Editing

Continuing medical education (CME) self-study programs

Oncology-related educational and scientific publications

Educational slide presentations for oncologists

Daily newspaper or newsletters onsite at ASCO meetings

Quarterly news magazine for ASCO members


Copyediting/Developmental Editing

Clinical practice guidelines in oncology

Clinical and basic science research manuscripts in orthopedics

Manuscripts for peer-review journals in a variety of medical fields, including electromyography, cardiology, urology, neurology, pediatrics, and oncology



AMWA short course (1.5 hours), “Treating Patients Well in Writing and Language”

Semester-long courses in Medical Terminology and Business Communication

Writing instruction for adults preparing for the GED