About Me

Welcome! My name is Claire Vlcek. (Pronounced “vol-check.” It’s difficult, I know.)

I am a seasoned writer specializing in healthcare and technology. I help companies communicate in creative, targeted, and effective ways. My career includes over 10 years’ experience in content development, marketing strategy, and educational publishing. With my curiosity and drive, I’ll propel your brands forward.

Raised in the mountains of Colorado, I inject a sense of adventure into everything I do. Home is currently in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

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Published

My ghostwritten articles have appeared in leading healthcare and technology websites and magazines. Please click on the links below to read each piece.

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post, Why Your Hospital Will Start to Act More Like Amazon

 

Becker's Becker’s Hospital Review, Bucking the trend: Why owning your patient billing is smart

 

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Healthcare Finance News, 3 steps to engage patients with billing

 

The Beryl Institute

The Beryl Institute, Why the Billing Experience Matters to Patients

 

HFMAhfm Magazine, 5 Ways Hospitals Can Empower Patients During Revenue Cycle Interactions

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Resume

Copy Supervisor
Giant Creative Strategy
San Francisco, CA, 2015-Present

Copy supervisor at an industry leading agency specializing in pharmaceutical brands, products, and devices.

  • Create compelling content for digital and printed deliverables, including websites, mobile applications, banner ads, pay-per-click ads, emails, fliers, brochures, sales aids, and more
  • Adept ability to understand and summarize medical papers and conferences, clinical trials, and research notes and findings
  • Fact check, annotate references, and submit tactics in accordance with medical, legal, and FDA regulations
  • Specialized knowledge in dermatology, hematology, immunology, patient support programs, rare diseases, and more

Award

  • Giant Employee of the Month in recognition of my teamwork and brand stewardship

Content Marketing Manager
Simplee
Palo Alto, CA, 2014-2015

Content marketing manager responsible for the creation and management of all digital, print, and product-related content.

  • Develop and maintain fresh and approachable, yet respected, voice across all materials
  • Improve company mentions in published articles from less than 1 article per quarter to more than 15 per quarter
  • Manage successful implementation of SEO strategy with immediate, trackable results

Published Ghostwriting

Awards

Copywriter
The Sandbox Agency (formerly GA Communication Group)
Chicago, IL, 2011-2014

Copywriter at a healthcare communications and marketing agency specializing in pharmaceutical brands, products, and devices.

Associate Editor
Lynne Rienner Publishers
Boulder, CO, 2005-2011

Associate Editor at an independent book publisher known for its scholarly books, textbooks, and journals in politics, the social sciences, and the humanities.


TECHNICAL SKILLS

Skilled with WordPress, web HTML, Google apps and cloud, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Prezi, WebEx, Join.me, ExactTarget, annotation systems such as Zinc and Veeva, and social media.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA)
  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
    • Communications and Marketing Committee
    • Courses completed: Sentence Diagramming for Clarity and Practicality; Tables and Graphs

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts
University of Denver (DU), Denver, CO

  • Double-major in English and US History
  • Study abroad program, London, UK; emphasis on British literature
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