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VIRGIE TOWNSEND

About Virgie

Hello! I’m a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, medicine, law, and state policy. I write fact sheets, case studies, press releases, and guidance documents for public health clients; health-related op-eds for the Washington Post; and a VICE article on neonatal opioid withdrawal. I’ve also reported for or contributed op-eds to Harper’s BazaarChicago Tribune, Denver Post, Jezebel, and other publications.

I pride myself on never missing deadlines, making academic studies easy to understand, and pairing data with personal narratives to illustrate broader trends or ideas. Have a health or medical writing or editing project? Please contact me using the form below.

As a fiction writer in my spare time, my short stories been featured in such publications as Tin House’s Flash Fridays, SmokeLong QuarterlyGargoyle, and WhiskeyPaper, as well as the best-of anthologies SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years and Best of Pif, Volume One.

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