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Deborah Berlyne, Ph.D., is a veteran freelance writer and editor with more than 25 years of experience in writing, editing and rewriting, and conducting literature reviews. Her clients include federal government agencies, nonprofit groups, medical communication agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and professional societies.


Dr. Berlyne specializes in oncology, non-malignant hematology, nutrition, and mental health (including substance abuse). She also has experience in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), medical devices, pharmaceuticals, precision medicine, obesity, rare diseases, and pediatrics.

Dr. Berlyne has written more than 400 meeting summaries for federal government agencies (including the National Institutes of Health), pharmaceutical companies, and nonprofit organizations. She has also produced numerous white papers and written or revised and edited more than 200 medical journal manuscripts. She is particularly skilled at conveying complex medical concepts to patients and other lay audiences. She also enjoys creating polished final documents written in a single voice from sections written by several authors.

Dr. Berlyne is detail oriented and never misses a deadline. She works well both independently and in teams, including teams that are multidisciplinary and geographically dispersed. She enjoys working closely with authors to create documents that meet their needs. But she recognizes that many authors have competing responsibilities, and she has developed techniques to maximize their input while minimizing her demands on their time.