Marcia Frellick
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About me

After 25 years of writing and editing for newspapers and magazines in major markets, I launched my career as an independent  journalist in 2008.

 I specialize in healthcare writing and editing and my recent work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Medscape Medical News, Science News, Nursing Spectrum magazine,  and Illinois Issues magazine. I cover breaking clinical developments as well as policy issues and patients' stories. Previous work has appeared in publications including the Chicago Sun-TimesSt. Paul Pioneer Press, The Cincinnati Enquirer and Diagnostic Imaging magazine.


“Marcia Frellick took my work and made it better than it ever could have been without her. She is a great editor, a decent human being and a superb newswoman."

Carol Marin, Sun-Times political columnist, NBC5's political editor

“What I always appreciated about Marcia was her judgment, particularly under fire. She could have editors and reporters buzzing around her on a big breaking story and she always came back to the most fundamental question of what we do: ”Are we being fair?”
-- Don Hayner, former editor-in-chief, Chicago Sun-Times

Marcia Frellick is one of only three freelancers I use to write the 
national cover stories for our 14 health-care publications. Marcia
can sort through complex health care issues, quickly grasp the
points that are relevant to our nurse readers and then turn the
information into compelling stories. She is not only a thorough
reporter, but a clear, concise, engaging writer as

--Janet Boivin, editorial director,
Nursing Spectrum magazine
I supervised Marcia Frellick during her years at The 
Cincinnati Enquirer, when she was the Copy Desk Chief,
in charge of the copy editors who edited and wrote the
headlines for national, international, local and business
copy. Marcia is one of the finest editors I have worked with
in 27 years as a journalist. She has an outstanding
command of the language, a strong creative bent (she was
one of our most talented headline writers), and is fast and
 productive. Marcia is calm and composed under the
 most extreme deadline pressures, and leads with respect
and a delightful sense of humor. She was a joy to work with.

-- Sue Vonderhaar, former news editor,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Marcia Frellick is a talented writer and editor who I recommend without hesitation. I had the pleasure of working with Marcia for several years in Cincinnati and can attest to her work ethic, integrity and reliability. She is intelligent and insightful, clever and creative. On top of that, she’s also just a great person and a pleasure to work with. She’d be an asset to any team.

--Peter Johnson
Assistant business editor
, Dallas Morning News

I have nothing but good things to say about Marcia Frellick, a freelancer who has written several stories for our public policy monthly, Illinois Issues. We know we can count on Marcia put complex trend stories into understandable terms. She is an excellent writer with a clear, crisp voice.
Maureen McKinney, managing editor,
Illinois Issues magazine

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