Health Literacy & Science Writer

Melanie Schwarz, MA

Melanie Schwarz

A transplant to St. Louis and the United States, Melanie knows firsthand the challenges of navigating bureaucratic forms and the complicated U.S. healthcare system. In her home country of Germany, she worked as an editor for Random House publishing, helping to bring book ideas to life.

At HLM, Melanie uses her publishing background to bring out the best in the materials we review for our clients. She is passionate about language and the power it has to educate and inspire people. A graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ certificate in health communication program, she loves applying her knowledge of public health campaigns and health communications to her work. Before joining HLM, she also worked as a bookseller and freelance editor.

Melanie holds a master’s degree in English literature and American studies from the University of Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany. She also has a certificate in health communication from the University of
Missouri-St. Louis.

As a Health Literacy & Science Writer, Melanie reviews and writes content for everything from brochures to presentations to websites. Using her keen editor’s eye, she spots mistakes and inconsistencies, and translates jargon into reader- friendly language.

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We have more than 100 years of combined experience in health literacy, public health, science, public policy, medical communication, and translating complex health information into plain language. 

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