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Anna Kaplan MD | Elance
Last Sign-in: Apr 29, 2016

Anna Kaplan MD

Science to science fiction, I can write about it.
   United States
  |   Agoura Hills, CA


Minimum Hourly Rate $33

I am a licensed physician and experienced freelance writer. Although I do occasionally take on completely different writing projects, most of my writing is medical, for consumers and health care professionals,

My training as a family practitioner means that I have a wide knowledge base in medicine.

My path to freelance writing highlights my strengths as a writer. In college, I wrote literary criticism. During my medical training, I published a case report. In practice I wrote training manuals.

Later, I combined my writing skills with my...

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A sample of a monthly Health Gazette with health news. This edition contains news about...
This article describes the fabricated evidence regarding autism and vaccination and the...
A step-by-step description of what happens during the procedure to get an intestinal...
How to prevent and handle choking in toddlers
This article describes how to prevent babies from drinking too much water when in a...
This article explains what happens when the eye is infected with herpes simplex.
Short article on calcium supplementation
A short e-book describing what happens before, during and after colon cancer surgery
A longer version of an article written for a private employer, with references
A training manual for an outpatient urgent care center
William "Captain Kirk" Shatner talks about the movie "Free...
Interview with Patrick Stewart.
Interview with Academy Award winning actress Louise Fletcher about her work on DEEP...
Interview with Alan Ruck about his Star Trek work.
An episode of "Deep Space Nine" exploring racism and McCarthyism through the...
Long interview with Avery Brooks, lead actor as Captain Sisko in DEEP SPACE NINE
This double issue covered the first two seasons of FARSCAPE. This is the main article....
Profile of Star Trek's Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand in the original series, as she...

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Medical writing
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Service Description

As an experienced freelance writer, I can write about anything with great competence and focus. While the majority of my current writing is medical, I do writing in other areas in certain circumstances.

I started writing as a physician. When looking for a second career in writing, I turned myself into a STAR TREK expert for the highly-regarded, print magazine CINEFANTASTIQUE. I soon helped cover the two TREK television shows, DEEP SPACE NINE and VOYAGER. By 1998 I was in charge of all the STAR TREK coverage for CFQ - a cover-story, book-length issue once a year for the two TV shows, and other issues about feature films and special events. As the resident "Trekspert," I had learned everything I needed to know about how an idea turned into a television episode.

I was published elsewhere, providing STAR TREK coverage for FANDOM.COM online, as well as articles on other science fiction television and film for a number of print magazines and websites.

I worked on a number of scripts as medical consultant for THE DEAD ZONE TV show,

As a freelancer I have written about everything from boating in Mexico to cancer incidence in veterans. I have created a murder mystery game along with my associate. I have rewritten copy for a plastic surgery website as well as other medicine-related sites.

I write about healthcare for women and children for a website dedicated to young families as well as a website devoted to aiding people with celiac disease, and a monthly Health Gazette...

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physican, self-employed and multiple groups
1979 - Present
Community Medical Group, others (United States of America - Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks and others, CA) Physician, Board Certified in Family Practice I have 30 years of knowledge obtained...
Star Trek Communicator
frequent contributor
2000 - 2005
I was a frequent contributor to the Star Trek Communicator, specializing in actor profiles. The Communicator was discontinued. There will be a new, related fansite which is slated to go online...
Dreamwatch, Cinescape, IGN
2001 - 2004
Contributor to various genre magazines in print and online. I contributed actor profiles as well as reviews of television shows.
THE DEAD ZONE production company (Piller squared)
medical consultant
2002 - 2003
I served as a freelance medical consultant for the television series THE DEAD ZONE. I worked on multiple story ideas and scripts, giving technical medical information, and in some cases suggesting...
contributor, STAR TREK editor
1995 - 2002
I provided CINEFANTASTIQUE's STAR TREK coverage for many years. After dozens of articles about the original STAR TREK series and subsequent television shows, the editor asked me to take charge of...
Regular contributor
1999 - 2001
FANDOM.COM was conceived of as an online magazine covering science fiction and fantasy television and movies, as well as books, games, and fandom itself. I wrote close to one hundred articles...


Kaiser Hospital
Family Practice
1979 - 1982
University of Southern Calif School of Medicine
medical doctor
1975 - 1979
Pomona College
Bachelor of Arts
1971 - 1975
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