Nedra Floyd-Pautler, LLC

3608 NE 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206.605.2481
Fax: 206.524.2912

Skill Summary
Professional Experience
Academic Degrees
Professional Associations
Selected Honors

Skill Summary:

  • Experienced writer/editor in sciences and medicine for print and Web publications
  • Produced newsletters and other materials for alumni, donors and academic audiences
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills; excellent demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good professional working relationships
  • Technically savvy: Experienced in Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop, HTML, Office, Plone, PHP and MYSQL
  • Professional beat reporter: intellectually curious, life-long learner, analytical thinker, dedicated to using publications as learning and community-building tools, strong ability to develop and nurture sources
  • Team contributor, consistent, reliable, willing to go the extra mile
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Professional Experience:
Freelance Writer & Information Architect, 2010-Present
University of Washington, 1983-2010 (retired)
Department of Bioengineering, Communications Manager, Aug. 2008-June 2010
  • Led redesign of the department's 100-page Web site
  • Built information architecture for Web site
  • Produced print materials
  • Wrote articles for Web site and print
  • Coordinated the announcement of a new department chair
  • Coordinated with media relations staff
  • Photography
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School of Public Health, Public Information Specialist, Jan. 2000-Aug. 2008
  • Produced online weekly newsletter on emerging infectious diseases for Asia Pacific community of health, government, and business leaders
  • Maintained Web site for APEC EINet
  • Created Web site for Amauta Global Training in Health Informatics
  • Wrote and edited professional journal articles, marketing materials, correspondence, and funding proposals.
  • Liaison between Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and  American Indian tribes and native corporations of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming
  • Project manager for face-to-face training through the annual Summer Institute for Public Health Practice and the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute.
  • Coordinated promotion/marketing, grant writing, assessment, facilities, student enrollment, student support services, and continuing education credit acquisition, and conference planning
  • Contributed content to NWCPHP Web site
  • Oversaw project activity of NWCPHP  as member of the Project Management Team
  • Taught Basic Web Design (2000) and Basic Dreamweaver (2001) to physicians in Peru during two short courses for Fogarty Global Training in Health Informatics
  • Presented research and in other ways represented APEC EINet and Amauta programs at international conferences and meetings
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UW Office of News & Information, Editor, University Week, Aug. 1989-Jan. 2000
  • Planned, researched, wrote, edited and designed the award-winning University Week and UWeek Online, the weekly newspaper and Web site for the 17,000 faculty and staff of the University of Washington
  • Lead project to create UWeek Online (team effort with administrators, graphic artists, programmers and other editors)
  • Built and maintained relationships with news sources across campus and in media
  • Planned and executed efforts to build a sense of community across the university in cooperation with University Relations and the Office of the President
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UW Medical Affairs Office of Development, Public Information Specialist, Sept. 1983-Aug. 1989
  • Write, edit, and design two quarterly alumni and donor newsletters for the Department of Anesthesiology and the Diabetes Research Council
  • Interview medical researchers to prepare articles and case statements
  • Write case statements and grant proposals to individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Member of the campus-wide Development Library Committee
  • Member of the board for CASE District VIII
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Prior to September 1983 I was an medical editor and reporter for daily newspapers in Bellingham, WA and Kansas City, KS.
  • Web Technology Solutions Certificate Program
  • Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar
  • Process Improvement
  • Rapid Instructional Design
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Academic Degrees:
  • MA, Audiology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
  • MA (Journalism), MA (Audiology), Journalism, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • BA, Political Science (International Relations), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Professional Associations:
  • National Association of Science Writers
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Writers Guild of America
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
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Selected Honors:
  • Nominee, UW Distinguished Staff Award
  • First Place, Feature writing, Washington Press Association
  • First Place, Headline writing, Washington Press Association
  • Silver, Tabloid Newspaper, CASE, District VIII
  • Full Graduate School Scholarship, Catholic Press Association
  • Reader's Digest Travel Grant
  • Fellow, Third International Communications Seminar, Yugoslavia
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  • Instructor, "Basic Dreamweaver" (2-day course), Amauta Global Training in Health Informatics, Lima, Peru, May 21-June 1, 2001
  • Instructor, "Basic Web Design" (2-day course), Amauta Global Training in Health Informatics, Lima, Peru, May 21-June 1, 2000
  • Ninth International Congress World Federation of Public Health Associations, "APEC Emerging Infections Telecommunication Survey," Beijing, China, Sept. 2-6, 2000
  • Regional Action Conference for Surveillance and Response to Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Southeast Asia, Workshop Chief, "Recommendations of the Workshop to Establish a Regional Protocol for Information Systems," Sept. 11-15, 2000
  • Delegate, Industrial Science and Technology Working Group (ISTWG) of APEC, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 20-29, 2001
  • Delegate, Industrial Science and Technology Working Group (ISTWG) of APEC, Pattaya, Thailand, March 13-14, 2000
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N Pautler

I specialize in making life science discoveries meaningful to general audiences and inching us toward a higher level of scientific literacy. My primary interests are hearing science, neuroscience, global health, and bioengineering.

Nedra Floyd-Pautler, MA (Journalism), MA (Audiology)
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