MY RESUME  Michael D. Dalzell

Michael D. Dalzell







•An award-winning journalist with 35 years in trade, consumer, print, broadcast, and online media

•Knowledgeable about biopharmaceuticals, managed care, healthcare policy and reimbursement

•Proficient in breaking down complex subjects for professional and consumer audiences

•Service-oriented when collaborating with clients on B-to-B and B-to-C marketing and PR projects

•A creative, versatile writer, able to evoke a smile, a tear, or a “Yeah!” with a clever turn of phrase

•A skilled content editor who relates topics to target audiences and who sees “what’s not there”

•Picky about details when copy editing, researching, interviewing, proofreading, and adhering to style

•Strongly familiar with magazine production, desktop publishing, online media, and blogging


May 2010–present: Independent Writer/Editor and Journalist, The Write Track, Inc.

Versatile freelancer and president of own company, based in Lambertville, N.J.

Write journal and feature articles for publications, on the web, and for private clients. Draft nonbranded educational presentations, training materials, issue briefs, white papers, and publication content for med/pharma companies, communications agencies, and legal clients. Compose promotional and nonpromotional marketing and PR materials (PowerPoints, brochures, ad board reports, web content, news releases). Edit manuscripts and books for content and tone. Copy edit and proofread materials for grammar and style. Strong project management experience. Willing to travel on assignment.

Continuing projects, assignments, and clients:

  1. Writing presentations and educational materials on safe clinical practices in retail pharmacies

  2. Writing educational seminar on compassion fatigue for nurse educators and health systems

  3. Write unbranded educational and training materials on healthcare policy, delivery, and financing

  4. Write “value proposition” and other branded materials for life sciences clients’ products and services

  5. Edit blogs and B-to-B content for education law expert and pharma market access consultant

Recently completed writing (or editing, where noted) assignments:

  1. Senior Contributing Editor, Managed Care magazine: wrote features and “Value-Based Care” column

  2. Wrote white papers on COVID-19’s effects on business relationships among healthcare stakeholders

  3. Wrote visual aids for vaccine account managers on reducing health disparities in Los Angeles

  4. Wrote series of case studies on shared value creation & sustainable business for European company

  5. Edited book for behavioral health clinicians on gender identity and body image

I have freelanced consumer articles on travel, health, spirituality, and “how-to” for the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Providence Journal, Demand Media websites,, iCNN, and trade magazines.  My bylined articles on medical, pharmaceutical, health policy, managed care, and health economics topics include more than 100 PubMed citations.

1997–2010: MediMedia USA, Yardley, Pa.

Rich variety of experiences; promoted four times at medical publisher and communications agency.

  1. Director, Strategic Communications, MediMedia Managed Markets (ICON) (2008–2010); led staff of 6

  2. Editor, Biotechnology Healthcare magazine (2004–2010)

  3. Editor, Custom Publications, MediMedia Managed Care (2003–2010)

  4. Managing Editor, Managed Care magazine (2000–2003); Senior Editor, Managed Care (1997–2000)

1992–1997: Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, Pa.

Business-to-business marketing and media/public relations at five-hospital system.

  1. Communications Manager, Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment (1995–1997)

  2. Public Relations Associate, Corporate Marketing and Communications (1992–1995)

1984–1992: Broadcast Journalist

  1. Morning-drive news/talk host, WILM-AM, Wilmington, Del. (1987–1992)

  2. Delaware-based stringer, CBS Radio News (1987–1992)

  3. Newscaster/writer, WOGL-FM, Philadelphia, Pa. (1989–1992, part time)

  4. Sportscaster/writer, WIP-AM, Philadelphia, Pa. (1988–1989, part time)

  5. Newscaster/writer, WWDB-FM, Philadelphia, Pa. (1987, part time)

  6. News anchor/reporter/writer, WFIL-AM/WUSL-FM, Philadelphia, Pa. (1986–1987)

  7. Director of News and Public Affairs, WZYQ-FM, Frederick, Md. (1984–1986)

  8. News Intern, KIOI-FM, San Francisco, Calif. (1984)


1981–1984: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Calif.

Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Communication Arts (emphasis in journalism)


2017: PM360 Elite

Writer/content creator on team that created educational brochures for physicians on bundled payments

2016–2019: Film festivals/screenwriting competitions

Finalist/Official Selection in six film festivals/screenwriting contests for “Bolles”

1992: Society of Professional Journalists

Winner, Best Radio Public Service for 5-part series on environmental public policy, WILM-AM

1986: Associated Press

News director at station named Associated Press Outstanding News Operation of the Year, WZYQ-FM


2008–Present: American Medical Writers Association