K. Wills Sterling, ELS

I am a board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences and a medical writer with more than 25 years’ experience.


  1. -Biomedical and technical writing

  2. -Pharmaceutical writing

  3. -Abstracting

  4. -Substantive editing

  5. -Copyediting

  6. -ESL editing for non-native English speakers

  7. -Fact checking

  8. -Preparation and format of mss. for journal submission


  1. -Abstracts

  2. -Articles and monographs

  3. -Books

  4. -Clinical study reports

  5. -Continuing education materials

  6. -Manuals

  7. -Posters

  8. -Research protocols

  9. -Slide kits

Contact Info

2605 Mallards Crossing

Richmond, VA 23233

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  1. B.A. in journalism, summa cum laude, 1979; University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

  2. Postgraduate certificate in pharmaceutical writing, awarded by the American Medical Writers Association, November 1992

  3. Postgraduate certificate in editing/writing, awarded by the American Medical Writers Association, November 1994 

  4. Numerous continuing education courses; see resume

Professional Certification

Certified as an Editor in the Life Sciences by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences, October 1991.  Currently eligible for the diplomate examination.

For more information on ELS certification, click here.


My experience involves numerous different media covering a wide range of topics and therapeutic agents.  Past or present clients include AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Cardinal Health, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, Schering-Plough, and W.B. Saunders.  For more detailed information, please click on the links below.  To read professional writing samples, click here.


Products and Services

Edited Books and Journals

Therapeutic Agents and Topics

© K. Wills Sterling, 2009 

Education and Experience