Catherine Dold has written about health and the environment for The New York Times (science pages), Smithsonian, Discover, Self, Health, Cosmopolitan and many other national publications.
She most recently co-authored The Recovery Book: Answers to All Your Questions About Addiction and Alcoholism and Finding Health and Happiness in Sobriety with Al J. Mooney, MD, and Howard Eisenberg. The Recovery Book received a 2015 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Ms. Dold has also worked as an editorial consultant to many medical and scientific institutions, such as the American Society of Nephrology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Institutes of Health. Consulting services have included writing and editing feature articles, patient education materials, journal articles, interactive content, newsletters, book chapters, CME programs, PowerPoint presentations and technical reports. She has also managed the work of large teams of co-authors. She also develops social media strategies for clients, and blogs and tweets at medical conferences.
Patient Education/Medical Writing
One of Ms. Dold’s specialties is creating materials for health consumers. Patient education projects have included booklets on depression and hepatitis C infection, interactive programs for patients and chapters of a family medical guide. She has also written many magazine and newsletter feature articles on health issues, covering topics ranging from genetic testing to alternative medicine. She also writes and edits materials for professional scientific and medical audiences, such as CME programs, pharmaceutical training manuals and technical reports.
Environmental and General Science Writing
Another area of expertise is the environment. In magazine, newspaper and online feature articles, Ms. Dold has covered a wide variety of environmental topics, including shark fishing in Costa Rica, hearing abilities of manatees, prairie dog politics, grizzly bear genetics and the making of wildlife films. Other science features have covered how search dogs track down lost people, cannibalism among the Anasazi, invasive species in the West and the oldest house in Colorado.
Editorial Project Management
Ms. Dold also manages large editorial projects. Such projects typically involve setting the editorial schedule for a team of co-authors, coordinating the copy submissions of all co-authors, editing or rewriting all submitted copy and writing some sections, assembling and editing graphic elements and front and back matter, and working with designers, web programmers and printers. One such project, for example, involved producing a 20-page consumer-oriented newsletter on Forest Service research in the Southwest.
Ms. Dold has taught journalism to graduate students and is an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Association of Science Writers. A graduate of New York University’s graduate-level Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, she is a former staff editor and writer for Audubon magazine and for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Ms. Dold specializes in making complex scientific subjects accessible to audiences of consumers or scientific professionals. Services available include:
- Feature article writing
- Interactive media content – writing, editing, organizing
- Project management – coordinating and overseeing the work of numerous co-authors, editing all submissions and preparing final drafts for printing
- Copywriting for brochures, fact sheets and other materials
- Editing and proofreading of all types of materials