Meet Susan L. Towers, MS

Freelance Writer and Consumer Health Advocate       

Susan is an award-winning,  freelance writer  who specializes in making health, medical and science  information clear and understandable.  Her writing can be designed for a  general audience, or highly detailed and precise for a technical reader in the medical or biotech industry, depending upon  the client’s requirements.

Subject specialization:

  • Cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes research, treatment and recommended lifestyles.
  • Genetic research
  • Innovative technologies
  • Everyday consumer health

Susan worked for nearly 20 years  in corporate communications as a writer, editor, media representative,  and publication coordinator.  During that time, she worked  for a healthcare system where she created web copy, wrote blogs and wrote and edited  physician newsletters, and patient educational publications.

She has a strong background as both a business editor and reporter on daily newspapers in California and Delaware. Her stories  have appeared in the Bakersfield Californian, The News Journal, The Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and Delaware Beach Life magazine, and in publications in London, England, and in the Republic of Singapore.

Susan earned numerous journalistic awards, including the 1995, George F. Gruner award for meritorious public service in journalism/awarded by the McClatchy Newspaper organization. That same year she won a first place award in the environmental category on a newspaper with a circulation 200,000 and under presented by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

One of her personal essays, “At the Rainbow’s End,” earned the 2010, The Lewes Public Library Florence Coltman Award for creative writing. It appears in the anthology No Place Like Here.

Susan  serves on the editorial board of the journal for the American Medical Writers Association, and on the council of Delaware Humanities. She is a member of the Delaware Press Association, and the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild.

She has a bachelor of arts degree in English from California State University, Northridge, and a master of science degree in biomedical writing from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

She lives in Lewes, Delaware.

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