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North Florida Doctor December 2008 issue

A Client Farewell

December, 2008


This was our last issue as editor of North Florida Doctor magazine, and Lynn worked minimally on it, with the majority of the work handled by Beson4 Media Group's new full-time editor, Dawn Josephson. We wish Dawn the best in her new position, and thank AJ and the staff at Beson 4 for an interesting year!

North Florida Doctor November 2008 Cover

November Issue

November, 2008

The November issue of North Florida Doctor magazine is out! The cover story, "Engarde!" is about doctors who get their workout through fencing. Other articles include "Moving Toward EMRs" and "Online Medical Advice."

Lynn Thompson at Southern Women's Show

Southern Women's Show
October 16-19, 2008

If you stopped by the POW! booth at Jacksonville's Southern Women's Show, you may have seen Lynn there talking to folks about her e-book series, A Professional Writer's Ladder to Success. CD versions of the eight "rungs" of the series currently available were also being sold.

North Florida Doctor magazine October 2008 cover

Breast Cancer Issue

October, 2008

The October issue of North Florida Doctor magazine Lynn edited is out! The issue is primarily focused on breast cancer. In the cover story, Dr. Shahla Masood is profiled. Other articles in the issue included "Men With Breast Cancer," "Role Reversal," about two doctors who themselves faced a diagnosis of breast cancer, "Storm Doctor," a profile of a doctor who chases tornadoes for a hobby, "Election 2008" on issues to consider in next month's presidential election, and "Protect Yourself" about medical liability insurance for doctors.

North Florida Doctor September 2008 Cover

Prostate Cancer Issue

September, 2008

The September issue of North Florida Doctor magazine Lynn edited is out! On the cover are father and son Doctors Ahmad and Ali Kasraeian, who just started practicing urology together when the son joined his father's practice. Dr. Louis Gregory is a physician who is also a survivor of prostate cancer. There's a profile of Flagler Hospital President & CEO Joe Gordy, and a story on local doctors who enjoy extreme sports: kite boarding, rock climbing, and competitive weight lifting. In the Administrator's Corner is Mark Masters of Jacksonville Heart Center.

Lynn Thompson speaks to Professional Women's Council

Speech to PWC

August 13, 2008

Lynn spoke to the Professional Women's Council of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. Her subject was "Grammar Matters" and she provided handouts with some humorous examples of grammatical errors that caused embarrassment for businesses or government agencies, along with tips for avoiding them.

North Florida Doctor August 2008 Cover

Automotive Issue

August, 2008

The August issue of North Florida Doctor magazine Lynn edited is out! The annual automotive issue features a cover story about local doctors who love their classic cars, including Dr. Christopher Roberts, pictured with several of his! The automotive section also features a story on the Moody Museum in Ponte Vedra, and another on some gas-sipping luxury cars driven by local doctors. Another story profiles Duval County's medical magnet school program, which starts preparing students for medical careers at the middle school level. The Doctors At Home features Doctors Al and Kae Harding in their lovely Avondale home.

North Florida Doctor July 2008 cover

Boating Issue

July, 2008

The July issue of North Florida Doctor magazine Lynn edited is out! The annual boating issue features a cover story about the lure of wooden boats, from local doctors who enjoy owning them to one who's building his own, and you'll read of an annual trip in wooden boats up the St. Johns River that draws participants from all over North America. There's a story on communities where you can live close to your boat, and suggestions on boat names for various types of medical specialists. A medical business article discusses the rise of critical care clinics. The restaurant review covers The Bridge Market & Bistro in Palm Valley. We examine the medical team that supports the Jacksonville Axemen rugby league team, and explore how doctors are adapting to Medicare changes that took place July 1. It's a big issue, not to be missed!

The magazine's publisher that was formerly Barbes Publishing has also completed their company's rebranding as Beson4 Media Group! You can click on the magazine cover at left to visit their new website.

North Florida Doctor June 2008 cover

June Issue

June, 2008

The June issue of North Florida Doctor magazine Lynn edited is out! On the cover is Dr. David Heekin, and the story on him explains how his upbringing and impressive military background provide the foundation for the principles by which he practices medicine. You'll also meet two doctors who compete in triathlons. Part two of the series on marketing your practice talks about defining and reaching your target market, while another story discusses the move to EMRs and another explores new technologies in imaging and treatment in the specialty of oncology.

North Florida Doctor May 2008 cover

Travel Issue

May, 2008

The May issue of North Florida Doctor magazine Lynn edited is out! The cover story highlights the campaign to brand Jacksonville as America's Health Center and explains how area medical institutions are rallying behind it. The Doctors At Home article shows you a little touch of Italy in Glen Kernan at Doctor Joe Hartigan's, while the travel article explores this year's most popular vacation destinations. And the latest in the series introducing you to leaders of area hospitals features Shands Jacksonville's dual executives.

Much Ado About Books

April, 2008

Lynn was interviewed by Caryn Day-Suarez on The POW! Show recently during Much Ado About Books in Jacksonville. Another of the interviewees during that session was children's author R.L. Stine (of Goosebumps fame)! Watch Lynn's interview at left, in which she talks about her e-book series A Professional Writer's Ladder to Success and the book released last fall by ghostwriting client Joe Abb Overby entitled Just A Dumb Kid From Nowhere.

A Professional Writer's Ladder to Success exhibit

POW! Nuts & Bolts Conference

March, 2008

Lynn presented a workshop entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Writing Business" at the POW! Nuts and Bolts Conference, and exhibited about her editing services and her e-book series, A Professional Writer's Ladder to Success.

Thompson Writing & Editing Client Li Sam

Client News

March, 2008

Congratulations to editing client Li Sam, who is now producing a series of cards based on her poetry! Li is Swedish, but speaks perfect British English and writes to help others going through a very difficult transition through which she has also gone. Her cards are intended to help them explain the situation to friends and family, who "say they understand, but they don't really; they just think you're going through a phase."

Lynn Thompson presenting at POW meeting

Speech to POW! Group

February, 2008

Lynn spoke at the POW! monthly meeting on February 2. Her topic was "Why You Need to be Speaking and Networking." Around a dozen members came to hear the presentation. Many also took home a free copy of one of Lynn's booklets with information on grammar, contracts, and business protection. Many thanks to Ron Peters for the photo at left.

Welcome Back!

January, 2008

Lynn is pleased to welcome back Barbes Publishing as a client! She has written many articles for the company in the past, and is assuming a position as interim editor of North Florida Doctor and Central Florida Doctor magazines, starting with the February, 2008 issues. Many exciting changes are in the works for the year.

Speech to River City Writers

January 8, 2008

The River City Writers welcomed Lynn as the speaker for their January meeting. She combined two or her existing presentations at their request, "Writing Your Life Story" and "Writing Someone Else's Story". Lynn is available to speak to your group or conference. Click on the button below to contact her about availability and rates.

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