Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN – Writer & Editor

With the continuing growth of the Internet and the increasing quest for knowledge, good quality medical and health writing, editing, and proofreading have never been more important.

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Do you take prescription drugs? Do you give prescription medicines to someone you are caring for? Just the Right Dose: Your Smart Guide to Prescription Drugs & How to Take Them Safely solves the mysteries behind the shorthand on prescriptions, and answers many questions that people have when they have to take medications. Now available! Visit the website to learn more. And click here to listen to an interview about why I wrote the book. Need more convincing on how great this book is? The summer issue of PainPathways Magazine has listed the book on its helpful products and resources page!


A Bit About My Name

If you aren’t sure about how to say my name, don’t worry – you’re not the first to wonder. I was born in Canada of Dutch parents. “Marijke” is a Dutch name. Phonetically, my name is said muh-rye´-kah/keh. If you can roll the “r”, all the better.


Why Hire Me

With my experience as a registered nurse, I bring to my writing a unique understanding of both professional and general public audiences.

I am a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC). I’m a former member of the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) and Quebec Writers Federation (QWF). I am also registered with the Ordre des infirmiers et infirmières du Québec (Order of Nurses of Quebec).

My Other Websites and Blogs

Marijke: nurse turned writer, is a personal blog about health issues in the news, with a bit of freelance writing information thrown in. It isn’t updated as frequently as it used to be, but it is still popular because of some evergreen topics that I have written about. I also have the above mentioned site, Just The Right Dose. I do hope you’ll check it out and see if the book is something that is valuable tool for you or someone you know.

Starting in March 2015, I began a twice-a-month blog with the Canadian Healthcare Network, for their Nurses’ Newsletter. Called Nursing Evolved, I discuss topics related to being a nurse today.

I have a non-health-related project that I’m really pleased to be working on. It’s a lot of fun and I invite you to have a look. It’s called The Games We Used to Play: A Hop, Skip, and Jump Down Memory Lane. We discuss the games that we played when we were children and the importance of free play in childhood development. Please stop by and share your thoughts on your favorite games!


Whether you are targeting a professional audience or the general public, you’ve come to the right place.

If you’re looking for general writing, editing, and proofreading, I can do that too.