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Publishers Weekly Review from 10/7/13 | Guest blog entry at PsychologyToday.com

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Christine Adamec
Palm Bay, FL 32907
E-mail: Adamec@aol.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Author, medical writer and researcher, specializing in psychiatric and health topics. Very experienced in reference and self-help genres. Coauthored books with prominent physicians who are experts in pediatrics, psychiatry, endocrinology, neurology, nephrology, oncology, gastroenterology, rheumatology and other specialties. Written books, articles and web materials on medical self-help and reference topics, including arthritis, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), back pain, cancer, cosmetic surgery, diabetes, fibromyalgia, headaches, and many other subjects. Composed and edited chapters and books on medical topics for major publishers. Book-doctored problematic books for publishers that were written by other authors and transformed them. These books were subsequently published.

Assisted pharmaceutical companies with projects.

Adept at weaving anecdotal and scientific information into understandable and compelling copy. Expert researcher, experienced at searching databases, analyzing data, and synthesizing complex information into readable text for target audiences. Expert interviewer, in person, on the phone and via the Internet. Works well with physicians. Meets deadlines.

Author and coauthor of many books. Some examples are:

Amphetamines and Methamphetamine (Understanding Drugs) (Chelsea House, 2011)
The Encyclopedia of Diabetes. Second Edition. (Facts On File, 2011)
Pathological Gambling (Chelsea, 2010)
The Encyclopedia of Digestive Diseases and Disorders. Second Edition. (Facts On File, 2010)
The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (Facts On File, Inc., 2010)
The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (Facts On File, 2009)
Impulse Control Disorders (Chelsea, 2008)
The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse (Facts On File, Inc., 2008)
The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse. Third Edition. (Facts On File, Inc., 2007)
The Encyclopedia of Adoption. Third Edition. (Facts On File, Inc., 2007).
Fibromyalgia for Dummies.  Second Edition (Wiley, 2007)
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Adoption. Second Edition (Penguin, 2005)
Prostate Cancer for Dummies. (For Dummies, 2003)
The Encyclopedia of Diabetes (Facts On File, Inc., 2002)
How to Stop Heartburn (John Wiley & Sons, 2001)
Moms with ADD: A Self-Help Manual (Taylor Publishing, 2000)

Wrote material for Wendy’s International and physician websites.

EDUCATION

BA in Psychology, University of New Hampshire
 
MBA, Business Management, Southern New Hampshire University (formerly known
as New Hampshire College)

ORGANIZATIONS

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Member, American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA)
Member, American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

OTHER

Former Major, USAFR
Active duty in the Air Force
Air Force Commendation Medal



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