Martha W. Swain

Editorial Consultant, CIDRAP

Ms. Swain is an editorial consultant for CIDRAP. She was editorial director from CIDRAP's founding in 2001 until her partial retirement in early 2008. She has been in the field of medical publishing for 40 years, specifically in writing and editing for medical professionals, staff management, production (print and electronic), foreign licensing, and Web site development and maintenance. She has worked for medical journals published by the New York Times Company, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, and The McGraw-Hill Companies. She spent 20 years at McGraw-Hill as a senior editor and then managing editor of Postgraduate Medicine, which at that time was a leading primary care journal with an international circulation of 140,000. Following her work in print publications, Marty was an original staff member of dotcom company ican, Inc., from 1999 through 2001, serving as managing editor of Web sites aimed at healthcare professionals in the fields of infectious disease and infection control. When Marty breaks away from her computer, she enjoys reading, crafts, travel, gardening, and attempting to play golf.

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