Senior Medical Writer and Editor

Ellen Kurek

Ellen draws on more than 3 decades of experience as a medical writer and editor developing content for a wide variety of formats and audiences. She has reported for Cardio magazine and MD Magazine online, worked as an editor for the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, and acted as editorial director for Dedicated MedEd, a virtual firm specializing in continuing education for providers. She has also worked as a sales training content lead writer for large and small interactive learning firms, most notably ClearPoint Learning. At Encompass, Ellen ensures each client’s needs are met with high-quality copy that’s artfully designed and flawlessly executed.

Ellen holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Swarthmore College. She pursued technical and science communications studies at Drexel University, and earned core curriculum certificates in medical editing/writing and pharmaceutical writing from the American Medical Writers Association. In addition, Ellen possesses a certificate in nonfiction writing from the University of Washington.

What do you most enjoy about your work?

I enjoy constantly expanding the breadth and depth of my clinical medicine and pharmacy knowledge, and developing new ways to convey what I’ve learned in engaging copy that meets clients’ needs.


I’m a fan of modernist cuisine, interior design, hoarding houseplants, concocting herbal infusions and tinctures, fiction writing, and posting medical humor on Facebook.

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