MY RESUME  Michael D. Dalzell

Michael D. Dalzell







•An award-winning journalist with 30+ 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. Senior Contributing Editor, Managed Care magazine, writing features and a value-based care column

  2. Write nonbranded educational materials for agencies and clients on healthcare policy and financing

  3. Write managed care-focused “value proposition” and other branded materials for pharma clients

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

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

Recently completed writing assignments:

  1. Managed Care magazine articles on benefit design, bundled payments, and the future of MIPS

  2. White paper on the role of patient-assistance programs in addressing financial toxicity

  3. Guide to clinical pathway development for hospitals and health systems and clinical leaders

  4. Training programs for pharma field reps on transitions of care and the Quality Payment Program

  5. Value proposition decks on vaccines and their role in quality improvement and cost-effectiveness

  6. American Journal of Managed Care supplement article on oncology drug “value calculators”

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)


2016–2018: Multiple screenwriting awards

Finalist in five film festivals/screenwriting contests for “Bolles”

1992: Society of Professional Journalists

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