Sally James

Seattle Science Writer

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Sally James is a writer and journalist who has been covering medicine and science for decades. She began at daily newspapers in the Pacific Northwest, and then moved to online publications. She has written for The Columbian, The Seattle Times, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Medscape, Seattle Magazine and Seattle Business Magazine, and ParentMap among others. Recently, she has focused on COVID-19 and stories about health and access for communities of color for the South Seattle Emerald.

She has also been a fact-checker and analyst of health journalism accuracy for the nonprofit HealthNewsReview, which is now defunct. She helped grade national stories for their accuracy and patient-friendly depiction of risk analysis.

For clients, she often does consulting work around social media in research.  She has edited NIH grant applications.

She has donated hundreds of volunteer hours to improve health literacy, and organized public events and moderated panels at many venues. She was president and a board member of the nonprofit Northwest Science Writers Association.

Open to inquiries about any of these skills.