Rita Buckley

Award-winning medical writer, journalist, and author.


Rita Buckley is an award-winning medical writer, journalist, author, and consultant. She writes for food industry clients, pharma and biotech firms, patient recruitment and communications agencies, nonprofits, NGOs, major news distributors, and a select number of world-renowned physician/​scientists in academia. Her work typically involve some combination of research, writing, editing, and proofreading services.

Typical assignments include: attendance at and reporting on conferences, annual meetings, and symposiums; book proposals, outlines, and sample chapters; writing and/​or editing textbook chapters or textbooks; video scripts; writing and/​or editing fiction and nonfiction books; original research articles; web content; patient recruitment materials; grants; journal supplements; expert panel reports; consumer science and health writing; publication-ready manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; and medical journalism for world-class news distributors.

Her work has appeared in the business press; trade publications; consumer, medical, and science websites; ResearchGate; and medical, scientific, and literary journals. She is the author of two books, Childhood Obesity (Mercury Learning and Information, LLC) and Mr. Chiardi & Other Stories, a debut collection of short stories.

Her awards from the American Medical Writers Association include:

The 2010 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication for The Lehman Series: Expert Panel on Weight Loss Surgery Update (Obesity, February 2009)

The 2010 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication for What to do About High Cholesterol (Harvard Health Publications, 2009)

The 2005 Will Solimene Award for Excellence and Outstanding Quality for the Lehman Center Report: Best Practices in Weight Loss Surgery (Obesity Research, February 2005)

The 2005 Will Solimene Award for Excellence and Outstanding Quality for Teaching, Learning, Doing: Best Practices in Education (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 2005)

She is a member of the following professional groups:

American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
The Authors Guild
Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
American Association of Health Care Journalists
Association of Writers & Writing Programs

She is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Nutritional Sciences.

Samples of her medical writing can be found on ResearchGate https:/​/​www.researchgate.net/​profile/​Rita_Buckley/​contributions

Her LinkedIn profile can be found at: https:/​/​www.linkedin.com/​in/​rita-buckley

You can find her website at www.buckley-swartz.com.

Contact her at:

Tel: 784-4800
Cell: 617-921-8421
Fax: 781-584-4801

Selected Works

An in-depth guide to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of overweight and obesity throughout the childhood lifecycle.
Mr. Chiardi brings to life a lovable cast of characters who make their way through worlds of magic realism and reality with humor, pathos, and a great sense of fun

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