Frank Irving
2801 Denbeigh Drive, Hatfield, PA 19440 - (215) 872-8302 - [email protected]

Resume

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Experience

Editor, Merion Publications Inc., 1997-Present
Conceptualized, planned and launched ADVANCE for Health Information Executives, a monthly magazine and companion Web site for information technology executives and physicians in hospitals, networked health systems and large group practices. Responsible for creation, production and maintenance of all print and Web content. Managed staff editors and collaborated with design, advertising, marketing and multimedia teams. Directed drive to maximize Web traffic and social media community interaction, including implementation of the company's first-ever all-digital publication. Wrote and edited copy, acquired content, produced multimedia features, and founded "Politics of Health Care" blog, which currently appears on 10 Merion Publications Web sites and averages more than 2,500 views per week.

Editor/Publisher, Healthcare Illuminated, June 2010-Present
Creator, editor/blogger and publisher of Healthcare Illuminated blog, launched in July 2010. Updated each business day, the blog covers health news and medical innovations and presents "op-ed" style commentaries. Aside from its own Web site, Healthcare Illuminated is available via Facebook and iPhone/iPad applictions and on the Kindle e-reader (soon to be available on the Nook e-reader).

News/Senior/Managing Editor, Cardinal Business Media, 1988-1997
Hired as news editor at launch of Midrange Systems, a twice-monthly national newsmagazine covering the midrange computing market. Reported from industry conferences, product introductions, media briefings and meetings/phone interviews with sources. Promoted to senior editor, adding staff supervision and commentary/analysis to responsibilities. Promoted to managing editor to handle day-to-day operations of practice management journal for doctors. Member of editorial teams that won Computer Press Award (Midrange Systems) and Jesse Neal Editorial Achievement Award (Optometric Management).

Staff Writer, Users Inc., 1986-1988
Wrote documentation, training and marketing materials for software developer in the financial services sector. Provided on-site training to customer personnel during software conversions and user-group meetings. Created and produced company’s monthly marketing newsletter.

Copywriter, Adams Associates, 1985-1986
Developed copy and support materials for a variety of industrial and consumer-goods companies. Supervised photo shoots and created video presentations.


Education

University of Virginia, BA in Economics, 1980

Stetson University College of Law, 1983-84