Ms. Sykes – Science Writer and Interviewer
Science writer Ms. Sykes focuses on ScienceDocs interviews and blog articles in the areas of physical and psychological health, medicine and the human side of bioscience. Covering a wide range of subjects, she specializes in translating the technical into “the readable,” and enlivening our clients’ stories of success.
Since 1990, nearly 300 publications in the U.S. and Canada have included more than 2,500 articles with Ms. Sykes’s byline, many within her role as a science writer. Peer-reviewed Pharmacy & Therapeutics Journal published her articles on the then-latest Ebola-vaccine research, and time- and temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals transport. From those on cutting-edge robotic surgery and pain-management technology, to hospice care and innovative heart treatments, Ms. Sykes’s articles also have appeared in dozens of hospital publications around the U.S. As an experienced science writer, she has copyedited others’ technical health-related articles and scientist’s grant proposals. She also has written for consumer wellness magazines, higher-education alumni publications, trade magazines, philanthropic foundations, businesses and nonprofits. And nonfiction-book authors have turned to her for coaching and editing. Throughout, her big-picture perspective and attention to detail join her keen eye for correct spelling and grammar, clarity, and client-preferred voice and style, always keeping readers in mind.
Nearly all of Ms. Sykes’s articles have required interviews, and she has conducted thousands of them. To prepare, she carefully researches the subject and those she’ll be interviewing, to form the most thoughtful and intelligent questions for them. Her warmth, friendliness and professionalism put interviewees at ease, while she listens with curiosity, respect and depth. Often, in her effort to gather the most appropriately complete story, her interviewees arrive at new ways of thinking about the subject and/or their and others’ places in it. Many have told Ms. Sykes they had never been asked some of the questions she posed, and how enjoyable it was to be interviewed by her.
Among them have been the renowned James R. Doty, MD, FACS, FICS, FAANS, clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University; founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE); and author of the New York Times bestseller, Into the Magic Shop. Dr. Kristin Neff, associate professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas Austin, and trailblazer in self-compassion research, is another. So is Ira Byock, MD, leader and advocate in palliative care. Ms. Sykes has interviewed numerous physicians and psychologists, other healthcare providers and administrators, research scientists, pharmaceutical-company CEOs, heads of small businesses and nonprofits, patients of all ages, and people formerly homeless and addicted to drugs.
As a sought-after science writer, Ms. Sykes’s decades-long expertise assures our clients the most compelling ScienceDocs interviews and blog articles that promise for them the highest-quality results with the greatest positive impact.
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