For anyone trying to make a dent in their ‘writing career,’ having one’s story published on the cover of a magazine is such a milestone worth sharing.
Here I post my first cover story – the latest progress in Alzheimer’s disease research.
Like the other science articles I’ve written and edited, this one had to be softened a bit by weeding out hardcore science jargon. And that process is not easy as substance can easily be drained if too many important words or terms were squeezed out. Article could fall limp.
New research shows brain plaque, the standard indicator of Alzheimer’s disease for decades, is not the main driver of neurodegeneration and memory loss, as first thought.
Also on the cover is another story with my byline, “Preventative diet for Alzheimer’s,” which was tricky to write because the original press release was a product launch brief so I had to talk to experts on brain and nutrition for their quotes to populate my article, making the product a mere case story.
People with Alzheimer s need to address low vitamin B12 levels that lead to fatigue and worsening symptoms.
Evidence suggests that a high intake of saturated fats and sugar may increase the risk of developing dementia… Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees said ” it is likely that a diet of higher consumption of fish, fruits, vegetables… and a lower intake of saturated fat in meat and dairy products can help in keeping the brain healthy.”
These are small successes, I think, that serve as my reward for the daily grind at the desk.
But I will have to drink more cups of coffee and type thousands of words more (in addition to my average of 5000 words per week) before I can rightfully call myself a ‘writer.’
Below are the cover of some magz where my works appear. Campus Review, Education Review, Nursing Review, and Insite come out monthly and I write no less than five articles for each magazine every month.
My portfolio is well-nourished, yes. Cheers to a productive mid-year.