My name is Ann Pietrangelo. I'm a freelance health writer and I absolutely love what I do. It all started when I was a kid and spent hours browsing medical encyclopedias. Or maybe it was in 2007 when my husband, Jim, suggested I start a blog about life with multiple sclerosis (MS). However it came to be, I've managed to combine my interest in health with a lifelong passion for writing and turn it into a career. Fantastic.
What I Can Do For You
If you have an online publication, you need dependable writers. I know how to research, conduct insightful interviews, and produce captivating articles on a deadline. I write medical reference pieces, heartfelt blog posts, and feature articles based on your particular needs. I won't accept a job unless I can deliver. Contact me and we'll hammer out the details.
I'm also a Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) Ambassador. If you have MS or questions about MS, I can provide information about MSF programs and services. I'm also available for interviews or to speak to your group about what it's like to live with MS. Or breast cancer.
What I Write and Where to Find It
Most of my articles are health related, but I tackle a lot of other topics, too. I've also done some copywriting. You can find me on sites like Healthline.com, Care2.com, The Health Journal, and Natural Choice Network, among others. If you want to delve a little deeper, check out my portfolio.
My first book, No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis, offers a glimpse into the mindset of a person diagnosed with a chronic medical condition. Other people with MS tell me that it mirrors their own experiences. Some used my book to explain MS to their friends and family. Feedback like this, "I laughed, I cried, I connected to you in a way I've connected with no one else. It was so nice to know I'm not alone," gives me an indescribable high.
The follow-up book, Catch That Look: Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, is about my experiences with, well, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), something I'd never heard of until my diagnosis. When a reader who was dealing with her own TNBC told me, "I'm passing the book on to my daughter when I finish it," I knew it was worth the effort.
Lest you get the idea that I'm a medical mess who wallows in her health problems, you should know that I'm not the "why me?" type. Why not me? I'm not all about hearts and rainbows, either. I fall somewhere in between. I'm grateful and optimistic, but I'm also a realist. And I'm not in bad shape. I hold my own at the gym.
Random Facts About Me
One of my children is a professional wrestler. | I volunteer a little time each week to a nonprofit called Beyond Boobs! The exclamation point is part of their name. | I'm a member of the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and I've got the hard hat to prove it. | I can say the alphabet backwards in 4.5 seconds. Yes. I can. | The first performer I ever saw in concert was Elvis Presley. | I don't like vanilla. | I once worked on an assembly line in a Christmas ornament factory. Think Lucy in the chocolate factory. | I've also worked in a funeral home. | My husband's business background makes him one hell of a web developer: WebCamp One, LLC | We share the same loft office all day. Every day. And we couldn't be happier about that.
"Where the road leads, for now, is a mystery. I'm just grateful to be on the road." -Ann Pietrangelo
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