Maria Gifford

Maria Gifford - Editor

Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Extensive experience collaborating with healthcare providers to produce content to help promote behavior change and self-improvement.

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Overview

Provide comprehensive analysis, organization, navigation, writing, and editing of consumer medical, health, and wellness content. Extensive experience collaborating with specialized healthcare providers to translate high-level medical content into clearly-written, easy-to-understand consumer health information. Proven knack for writing and editing consumer health content designed to promote behavioral change and self-improvement. Skilled in planning, producing, and managing copy flow from idea generation through assignment and final draft to publication, editing copy, supervising freelance writers, and ensuring quality of all content elements.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Parenting & Families
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Medical Thriller

Work experience

Owner/Senior Editor

Self-employed
July, 2006 – Present (over 14 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Alcoholism (Biographies of Disease)

Maria Gifford

An intriguing look at the history of alcoholism and its dramatic effects, from the first fermented grape to current advances in genetic research.• Includes sidebars with statistics, fascinating facts, and portrayals of alcoholism in pop culture • Provides a specialty bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, epidemiology, psychology, and addiction therapy

An intriguing look at the history of alcoholism and its dramatic effects, from the first fermented grape to current advances in genetic research.• Includes sidebars with statistics, fascinating facts, and portrayals of alcoholism in pop culture • Provides a specialty bibliography of significant materials from the fields of history, epidemiology, psychology, and addiction therapy

The Doctors Book of Home Remedies: Quick Fixes, Clever Techniques, and Uncommon Cures to Get You Feeling Better Fast

Prevention Magazine Editors

When the original Doctors Book of Home Remedies published in 1990, it became the cornerstone of the oldest and arguably the most successful franchise in the history of Rodale Books. Twenty years, ten spinoffs, and millions of copies later, the Doctors Book remains as popular as ever. It's easy to understand why: Home remedies are inexpensive, effective, and ideal for everyday ailments that don... read more

When the original Doctors Book of Home Remedies published in 1990, it became the cornerstone of the oldest and arguably the most successful franchise in the history of Rodale Books. Twenty years, ten spinoffs, and millions of copies later, the Doctors Book remains as popular as ever. It's easy to understand why: Home remedies are inexpensive, effective, and ideal for everyday ailments that don... read more

The Green Pharmacy: The Ultimate Compendium Of Natural Remedies From The World's Foremost Authority On Healing Herbs

James A. Duke Ph.D.

The Green PharmacyMany diseased and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs, medicinal food, other natural remedies--and these treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods. Let Dr. James Duke, the world's leading authority on healing herbs, leads you through the vast world of natural r... read more

The Green PharmacyMany diseased and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs, medicinal food, other natural remedies--and these treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods. Let Dr. James Duke, the world's leading authority on healing herbs, leads you through the vast world of natural r... read more

Before and After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)

Julie K. Silver

A twelve-year cancer survivor and oncology rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Julie K. Silver wrote After Cancer Treatment to help others recover from the exhaustion and physical devastation that often follow treatment. This new edition of the book, retitled Before and After Cancer Treatment, describes improved therapies, better delivery of care, holistic care options, and energetics. In covering ... read more

A twelve-year cancer survivor and oncology rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Julie K. Silver wrote After Cancer Treatment to help others recover from the exhaustion and physical devastation that often follow treatment. This new edition of the book, retitled Before and After Cancer Treatment, describes improved therapies, better delivery of care, holistic care options, and energetics. In covering ... read more

Diabetes (Biographies of Disease)

Andrew Galmer

Diseases have a history, and understanding that history helps us understand how best to treat and control disease today. Today's students are confronted with a panoply of often-frightening illnesses and afflictions - the Biographies of Disease series provides students with the information that they need to understand the origin of various maladies, how they impact contemporary society, and how... read more

Diseases have a history, and understanding that history helps us understand how best to treat and control disease today. Today's students are confronted with a panoply of often-frightening illnesses and afflictions - the Biographies of Disease series provides students with the information that they need to understand the origin of various maladies, how they impact contemporary society, and how... read more

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