So, what did you think about my NPR interview? The content discussed was DTC (Direct-to-Consumer), in which the narrator's voice needs to project a caring and concerned tone (like a mother, caregiver or healthcare professional), conveying confidence and experience. Advertisements, whether for … [Read more...] about People Are Talking, But Are You Being Heard?
It’s a question we ask ourselves countless times a day. Should I sprint across the street or wait for the light to change? Should I push through the pain of an exercise or be gentle with myself? Should I risk telling someone how I feel, or keep my counsel? Malcolm Gladwell, in his book, … [Read more...] about Is it Worth It? — MedVO
MEDICAL ILLUSTRATOR BEST PRACTICES Recently I narrated four medical animation videos about cleft lip and palate surgeries while working closely with four female graduate students in the Biomedical Visualization Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC): Sam Bond, Melanie Conrad, … [Read more...] about BIOMEDICAL VISUALIZATION — MedVO
Or, as in this case, a blog post I’d written in 2011 was kept by someone who enjoyed reading it, and reached out to tell me so 5 years later. I wrote about etiquette. It’s something I think about, in a variety of ways. Take self-promotion; for some reason, in our business actors are … [Read more...] about About Etiquette
“…’tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow'? One tomorrow would suffice, but it's the other two that have made the thing immortal.” E. B. White, the guru of the written word, responds to a query of conciseness. He addresses the eternal conflict between precision and flourishes. To add words, or not to … [Read more...] about Style is Sound. Not Necessarily Brevity.
Welcome to the Gig Economy. Artists, designers, actors, coders, cab drivers, construction workers, independent contractors, etc., we all live from gig to gig. We are freelancers and we’re a growing force in NYC and across the country and freelance isn't free. Making History In … [Read more...] about Freelance Isn’t Free