My clients rely on me for clear, concise writing and editing that is
to their audience, and
Delivered with meticulous care, integrity, and insight


  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Health-care consulting companies
  • Medical and health-care professional societies
  • Government public health agencies
  • Other medical and health-focused organizations

Please contact me today to discuss
how I can help you with your next project.



Creating original documents, including researching topics and interviewing sources


Reworking of manuscripts to improve style, tone, and presentation of material

Plain-Language Writing

Using Plain Language principles
to write simply about
complex subjects

Substantive Editing

Improving readability and flow by reorganizing text, eliminating wordiness, favoring the active voice, rewording to avoid ambiguity, etc.

Editorial Project Management

Coordinating and managing the production of reports, meeting proceedings, electronic documents, etc.

Meeting Coverage

Summarizing proceedings of conferences, workshops, and meetings of advisory committees, consensus panels, etc.

“Thank you so much for your work on the white paper - you did an excellent job! It's been a pleasure working with you.”

Angie Dahl
Director of Development
American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

“Eleanor asks all the right questions and writes accurate, engaging content, tailored perfectly for the intended audience.”

Rob Wald
Director of Editorial Services
Palladian Partners, Inc., Silver Spring, MD

“Eleanor’s work was always excellent, extremely thorough, and of the highest quality.”

Caroline Carney, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Magellan Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ

“Great work, really! I have published quite a few articles thanks to your support.”

Charles R. Rogers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family
& Preventive Medicine
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

“[Eleanor] consistently displays a grasp of the material and is able to put it forth in a cogent and readable way.”

Kathleen Lindholm
Manager, Clinical Marketing
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA

“Eleanor is an outstanding scientific/medical writer…Her work was always professional and delivered on time, making her a pleasure to work with.”

Karen Bruchak O’Connor
Project Manager, IT Group, E4 Services, Inc.
West Chester, PA
(formerly Director of Marketing, Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, Philadelphia, PA)

“You did a wonderful job on the meeting summary. It was well written and accurate.”

Trina Anglin, M.D.
Former Director, Office of Adolescent Health
Health Resources and Services Administration
Rockville, MD

“[Eleanor] is the consummate professional – we always know…the assignment will be done meticulously well, on time, and within budget.”

Cate Timmerman
Founder, Palladian Partners, Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

“The folks here like your writing the best...wish I had more writers of your caliber.”

Dorie Hightower
Award-Winning Image Consultant and Marketing Strategist
(formerly Chief Press Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD)

“Eleanor, your patience and ability to remain focused on the creation of a high level product amazes me.”

James Lett, M.D., CMD
Medical/Clinical Director, Avar Consulting, Inc., Rockville, MD
(formerly Chair, AMDA Transitions of Care practice guideline consensus panel)

“The fact sheet is fantastic...I love working with you – such a smooth process always.”

Monica Cavazos Mendez
Communications Coordinator, Texas Society of Architects
(formerly Manager of Professional Communications, CancerCare, Inc., New York, NY)

“Your article is terrific…Thank you, thank you for doing such a wonderful job and for being such a consistently great contributor to Women&Cancer.”

Diana Price
Content Manager, The Tugboat Group, Boise, ID
(formerly Managing Editor, Women&Cancer
Omni Health Media, Ketchum, ID)

“Eleanor, everyone is delighted with the paper you developed…You did a great job!”

Shari Furst
Equals Three Communications, Inc.,
Bethesda, MD

“Thank you again for the splendid job you did pulling this book together and working with the authors to produce a wonderful manuscript.”

Christine B. Welch
Off-Press Publishing, Herndon, VA

“Eleanor Mayfield did a terrific turnaround, right on target.”

Susan J. Waldrop
Office of Science Policy, National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

About Eleanor


Hi – I’m Eleanor. Glad you’re here. May I tell you a bit about myself?

  • Award-winning independent professional writer and editor specializing in health, medicine, biomedical science, and allied fields
  • More than 25 years’ experience across the spectrum of writing and editing about health and medicine, from plain-language materials to journal articles, web content to technology assessments
  • Graduate of the Medical Writing and Editing Certificate Program, University of Chicago Graham School
  • Certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS) by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences
  • Active member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and recipient of AMWA’s President’s Award

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