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Deborah Berlyne, Ph.D., is a veteran writer and editor with more than 25 years of experience in writing, copy editing, substantive editing and rewriting, translating technical materials to plain language for lay audiences, and conducting literature reviews. 

She has experience with documents on blood transfusion, cardiovascular disease, clinical research, diabetes, epidemiology, gastrointestinal disease, global health, health disparities, health economics, hematology, infectious diseases, mental health, nutrition, obesity, oncology, rare diseases, pediatrics, psychiatry, reproductive medicine, stem cell transplantation, substance abuse, and women's health. 

She has written and edited abstracts, peer review summaries, manuals, advisory board (ad board) summaries, meeting summaries, journal manuscripts, literature reviews, newsletters, annual reports, state-of-the-science reports, and PowerPoint slide sets. 

Dr. Berlyne is detail oriented and deadline conscious. She works well both independently and in teams, including teams that are multidisciplinary and geographically dispersed. Dr. Berlyne is skilled in translating complex medical documents into lay language and creating single documents from components written by many authors. Her clients include government agencies, nonprofit organizations, professional societies, associations, medical communications agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.