Ann Ferrar

Writer/Editor – Medical Communications and Marketing, Consumer and Patient Education

Ann Ferrar

Overview: Credentials and Biography


Ann Ferrar is an award-winning freelance writer and editor who specializes in medical communications and marketing literature, consumer health information and patient education.

In medical communications, marketing and public affairs, Ferrar has written and edited materials for major pharmaceutical clients, advertising agencies, single-sponsor specialty publications, and national non-profit organizations.

Her project work includes web content, feature articles, advertorials, press kits, newsletters, annual reports, brochures and booklets, speeches, interactive CME materials for online courses and CD-ROMs, teaching guides, and corporate intranet copy. She has edited and ghostwritten essays for physician-spokespersons and worked on evidence-based journal articles for pharmaceutical companies. Please see C.V. page for selected list of clients and topics covered.

As a former senior writer at the March of Dimes Foundation, Ferrar’s writing on public health education and awareness of infant mortality garnered awards from the leading publication NonProfit Times and from the National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition.

Ferrar was also deputy editor of InTouch: The Good Health Guide to Cancer Prevention and Treatment, where she edited and wrote news and features on the latest in cancer care and oncology research, with a patient-centered, bench-to-bedside focus. As a medical editor and writer for Edelman Medical Communications, she covered innovations and product launches in the pharmaceutical industry.

Ferrar’s writing credits for the web include Breastcancer.org and GE's Healthymagination.com. Her print consumer articles have been published in The New York Times, Newsday, Health Monitor Network, Mamm: Women, Cancer and Community, Weight Watchers Magazine and other women's magazines.

Ferrar lives in the Northeastern United States. She volunteers in the burgeoning field of animal-assisted therapy, serving as a handler of a therapy dog and visiting elderly residents in a long-term care facility. She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, the Authors Guild and an associate member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.

All contents of this website Copyright © 1996-2016, Ann Ferrar. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced or stored in any form and no part of this website (text or photos) may be cut and posted elsewhere on the Internet or in any other media without written permission from the author.

Featured Works

Educational/Informational
A popular program for physical education teachers of student athletes, covering key concepts in training and injury prevention.
Please click on title for details.
Narrative Non-Fiction:
A critically acclaimed book.
"A woman's symphony on the road."

New York Times

Click on book title for summary, reviews and photo gallery.


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