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Experienced reporter, writer, editor

Name: Mary Hager

Type of Writer: Health or Medical Writer

Location: United States

Rate Type: per hour

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Profile Summary


Extensive experience writing and reporting on a variety of topics, with emphasis on health, medicine, science, environment, natural resource, education, and energy. Writing and editing for different media, including newspaper, magazine, documentary scripts. medical monographs, encyclopedia and yearbook entries, and commission reports to the President and Congress on arthritis and epilepsy.

Experience / Education / Qualifications


Newspaper reporter Palo Alto Times--covered science and medicine, Stanford, local schools, city council, police, etc.

Life Magazine--assistant editor, Human Body series, newsfronts, McArthur memoirs, art department

Newsweek Magazine, correspondent, Washington bureau--science, medicine, health, environment, space, energy

Freelance writing for numerous publications including Consumers Digest, ECO, Tomorrow Magazine, Self, Impact 21, National Wildlife, New Yorker (breast cancer special), National Journal (book reviews), Fairfax Times/Journal/Washington Examiner (restaurnat reviews), Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation (conference summaries and editing monographs), wrote national commission reports to Congress and the President on epilepsy and arthritis, and more.

Pomona College, BA, history, '57 Stanford University, MA, communications and journalism, '58: Columbia University, Sloan-Rockefeller Advanced Science Writing Fellowship. '61

How to Contact Me


hagermg@aol.com