Myeloma Beacon

At Myeloma Beacon—a new blog reporting on the latest updates in research, management, and treatment of a rare form of cancer—I shaped the blog’s voice to achieve its goal of becoming a gateway educational platform for anyone seeking knowledge about multiple myeloma.

As Editing and Writing Intern, I…

  • Started a weekly column, “Personal Perspective,” to profile prominent bloggers from the multiple myeloma community, from Cancer Girl to Hopeful Engineer
  • Updated resource pages like a weekly news digestWikipedia-esque entries on medical jargon, and expanding the directory of multiple myeloma foundations and societies
  • Developed a new style guide to provide readers with vital information in an approachable, conversational way
  • Created and managed social media accounts to further a sense of community and facilitate conversations among bloggers, patients, doctors and researchers, and other well-established myeloma foundations