"No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis," a memoir
When 44-year-old Ann Pietrangelo is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, all previous assumptions about health, work, and her new romance are up for grabs. This poignant and often humorous story of acceptance and change relies on basic truth -- good health and life are fleeting, but love and humor trump all. Every second matters, a point driven home by a second life-altering diagnosis.
Some of my writing clients, past and present, include: TodayIFoundOut.com, JudasYorick.com, Healthline.com, Checklist.com, JustinReno.com, Organic Development Ltd., Nextag, Family Health Guide U.K., Natural Choice Directory, Fashionable Canes and Walking Sticks, Care2.com Healthy and Green Living, Care2.com Causes, Customer Magnetism, MSFocus Magazine, In The Trenches Productions, and The Health Central Network.
Ghost writing credits include articles promoting children's charities, spas, the ski industry, and assisted living homes, among others. Finding quotable sources and conducting research are key.
View Clips: AnnPietrangelo.contently.com
Contributing writer as needed. Hundreds of heavily researched, doctor-reviewed references articles and slideshows written in an easy-to-understand style. A few samples:
Options for Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment
Newly Diagnosed with IBS? Questions for Your Doctor
JustinReno.com | JudasYorick.com
Family Health Guide U.K.
Contributing writer as needed. A few samples:
Ending the Cycle of Early and Forced Marriage
5 Sports for Family Fun and Fitness
Moving the World with your Mind
Researchers Growing Human Hearts in Laboratories
Natural Choice Directory
Contributing writer, 10/10 - present.
With topic prompts from my editor, I conduct interviews with qualified sources and provide unique content on health, current events, and lifestyle. A few samples:
8 Skin Care Tips for Spring and Summer
Rightsize Your Home for the Life You Want to Live
Beat the Holiday Blues: Be Like Scrooge
10 Years Later: How 9/11 Changed Our Nation
Feeling for Japan: Coping and Recovering from Disaster
Measuring Sustainable Happiness: Seattle Leads the Way
Super-Sizing of America's Pets: Conquer Pet Obesity Naturally
Access all articles by Ann on Natural Choice Directory
Care2.com Healthy & Green Living
Contributing writer, 7/09 - present.
Using a combination of my own topics and editor prompts, I write about health and lifestyle, covering everything from lighthearted and humorous to consumer recalls and life and death issues. A few samples:
How to Talk to your Kids about School Shootings
8 Creative Pumpkin Recipes
Living with a Grateful Vibration
10 Things You Should Know About Flip Flops
Walking Your Way to a Healthier Mind, Body, and Soul
Accessible Design Makes Good Business Sense
The Art of Inclusive Language
A Typical Life with Multiple Sclerosis
Beyond the Disabled Label
Handicapped Parking: A Guilt-Free Zone
Access all articles by Ann on Care2 Healthy & Green Living
Contributing Writer, 1/09 - 1/12, and occasional guest posts.
Access all articles by Ann on Care2 Causes
The Health Central Network
Writing as "Mandy Crest" (12/07 - 4/09)
Access all articles by Mandy Crest on Multiple Sclerosis Central
MSFocus Magazine (Multiple Sclerosis Foundation)
In The Trenches Productions
I wrote under my own name and as "Mandy Crest," and served as general manager for ITTP's Women Over 40 Rock! blog (2/08 - 4/11). A few sample posts:
Book Promotion: Staging Your Comeback
Business Profile (Interview): It's Rainin' Glass
Inspiration: Our Time Is Now
Movies: It's Going to be a Bumpy Night and Living Large with Less
Social Commentary: Slice 'em and Dice 'em and Bellhop!
Television Show Promotion: Naked Lies and How to Look Good Naked's Self-Esteem Express
Website Promotion: Girl-Tox and The Best Kept Secret
When I'm Not Writing
Podcast: Who You Calling Old (Co-hosts: Dr. Cecile Forte & Chamein Canton) 1/16/12
Podcast: Living with HOPE (Host: Trudy Thomas) 12/9/11
Video: WegoHealthTV: What is Triple-Negative Breast Cancer? 8/11