Before I answer any questions, thank you. For reading. So much. I can’t help writing – some people smoke, I write – but you reading it is a thrill. For serious.
Who am I? The short version, work edition.
I am a writer – a marketer and a communicator. I’ve done everything from public relations to social-media punditry to employee communications to ghostwriting. Always in healthcare. For my current CV, see LinkedIn. See also Blog 101 (2005), Twitter: The Primer (series, 2008), Going Tribal (2010) and The Matt Hall Questions (series, 2010).
Who am I? The short version, non-work edition. Bubbly introvert. Reformed nomad. Surprise athlete. Compulsive organizer. Bookworm. Traveler. Baker. Artist. Blessed. See also Ten Things (2006), Desperate for Content… (2007), Stripping, Science and Other Fallback Careers (2008), Facebook to Blog to New York Times (2009), I Love Geeks (2010), Depression: Nothing to Get Depressed About (2011), Get to Know Your Blogger (2014), The Proust Questionnaire (2014) and Top Tens of 2014 (2014). And yes, in 2013 I was diagnosed with tall-cell papillary thyroid cancer (for that, search for “Interesting Times” posts).
What’s with “Mistaken Identity”? Ever since I got an easy-to-remember address, I get email for other people named Sarah Morgan. Like, a lot of email. I could get annoyed, I could try to find a live person at Google, or I could shamelessly mine it for content. I tried the first two. The third is more fun.
You know some of the words you use aren’t real, right? I make up words. You should too.
So what do you do? Let’s go third-person with my bio:
Sarah Morgan has been a writer in, with and for the top healthcare companies in the world since 1997. Her previous positions include managing global compliance communications for Merck, serving as Director of Client Services for MCS Healthcare Public Relations, and managing employee communications for Janssen.
Her master’s thesis, on how social media is changing language, was conducted under noted media ecologist Dr. Paul Levinson at Fordham University‘s School of Public Communications. She has lectured to professional and academic audiences about social media and its implications for the healthcare industry, as well as on the craft of writing, and has taught social media at the collegiate level.
Her specialties are healthcare marketing communications and content marketing, as well as employee communications, ghostwriting, advocacy relations and product public relations. Sarah blogs at sarah-morgan.com; tweets at twitter.com/sarahmorgan; and appears professionally at linkedin.com/in/sarahmorgan, informally at facebook.com/sarah.anita.morgan, and in real life in glorious north–western New Jersey. (Yes, New Jersey.)
Says who? Here’s what a few people have called me. These are words I measure myself against every day.
“One of the best students I have had in my 30+ years of teaching” – Paul Levinson, Fordham University
“Among the first pharma social media troublemakers” – Steve Woodruff, Impactiviti
“The kind of PR professional every marketer dreams of working with… she’s a top-notch writer whose prose is clear, concise and compelling” – Sven Larsen, Zemoga
“As we say in French, she is able to rise ‘au-dessus de la mélée‘ to be able to make wise strategic decisions” – Louis DeLage, theheart.org