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nDash Writer Profile for Tayla Holman


Multifaceted Freelance Writer Specializing in Health and Technology

About Me

I am a Boston-based writer and editor with over 10 years’ experience in B2B and B2C communication, particularly in content strategy and development. With a background in English and journalism, I have a passion for storytelling, whether it’s through community reporting or brand messaging.

I specialize in distilling complex information, from explaining the implications of a data breach, to distinguishing between different types of multiple sclerosis. Whether it’s for a general audience or geared toward C-level executives, I strive for clear and accurate content that is educational and empowering.

I have written for HCA Healthcare, Dignity Health, Mass General Hospital, Abbott Labs, GE Healthcare, Healthline, the Dorchester Reporter and DOWNTOWN Magazine, among other publications. In past roles, I have managed teams of freelance writers, developed an editorial style guide, and copy edited communications across multiple channels, from scripts for TV ads to email newsletters to print marketing collateral.

I was a contributor to Massachusetts’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction in 2018 and my work has been cited in the Journal of Hip-Hop Studies and the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal.

I received my M.S. in health communication from Boston University, and received a B.A. in print journalism and English with a concentration in publishing studies and literature from Hofstra University. During my time at Hofstra, I co-founded the student-run hyper-local news website Long Island Reporter and acted as managing editor, as well as served as president of the Hofstra Association of Black Journalists (HABJ).

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness

Science & Medicine

My Writing Samples

American Heart Month: How to take care of your heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but it is preventable with lifestyle changes, a healthy diet and physical activity.


Top 10 recruitment trends to implement in 2019 and beyond

A tight labor market is putting the squeeze on companies that need to fill open job positions. These 10 recruitment trends can help your organization edge out the competition to attract the best candidates.


Swap From Travel Nurse to Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

Are you a travel nurse looking to become a locum tenens nurse practitioner? Learn what steps you need to take now!


Facebook's medical data sharing plan raises privacy concerns

Facebook's proposal to match anonymized patient data with user profiles has some experts worried about the possible privacy implications of such a project.


How to deal with post-holiday blues

After the excitement of the holidays, many start to feel saddened by the long winter season. This article will discuss post-holiday blues, or depression that many feel after a busy holiday season.


How ECG Leadwires Highlight the Benefits of Accessories from the Original Equipment Manufacturer

Accessories can strongly affect the performance of high-grade medical devices. Using the wrong accessories can erode the quality of care and even damage a machine.


Technology drives population health management forward

Population health strategies and value-based care share a common goal: Keep specific patient populations healthy. Learn how technology, specifically data analytics, can be a powerful ally in pursuit of that aim.


How to advocate for yourself with your physician

It can be difficult to feel empowered to speak up for yourself in a doctors office. Find some ideas and tools for how to speak with your physician about what is important to you and what your physician should have awareness of.


CHIME Most Wired Survey: Interoperability slowly moves forward

Access to patient health information is becoming more common across the healthcare industry, but challenges to interoperability may emerge in coming years, according to the CHIME Most Wired survey.


For effective healthcare data management, try a 'layered' approach

Healthcare organizations can protect patient data from breaches with a three-layered approach that combines traditional and advanced protection features.


Women and Heart Disease Statistics and Facts

Since 1984, more women have died of heart disease than men. Learn the numbers behind women and heart disease.


Is Telehealth Personal? Exploring Telemedicine Efficiency and Patient Care

Because telehealth technology is new, patients may not fully trust it.​ We spoke with two doctors about telemedicine efficiency and patient care.


Medical imaging data enables modern healthcare strategies

Medical images make up a large percentage of healthcare data. Providers can draw insights from that data to make better decisions about patient care.


Causes of Acid Reflux in Infants

Acid reflux occurs when the contents of the stomach are refluxed into the esophagus. It’s very common in infants and most often happens after a feeding.


Patients Living With Chronic Illness Can Benefit From Palliative Care

For patients living with chronic illness, palliative care may be a viable option to help improve their quality of life. However, raising the subject can often be difficult and uncomfortable.


Patch Tuesday fixes issued for HTTP, Internet Explorer

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday update for April includes fixes for HTTP.sys, Office and Internet Explorer.


Skype for Business vanishes after Office 2016 upgrade

The latest version of Microsoft Office comes with a host of new features, but the loss of Skype for Business after an Office 2016 upgrade caught users' attention.



Freelance writer

Write and pitch articles geared toward healthcare providers and patients for the Dignity Health program. Topics include, but are not limited to: records management, employee hiring, patient experience, AI and VR in healthcare, pain management, heart health, and general wellness.

Company: Skyword Inc.

I worked there from 6/2011 until now

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Ensure accuracy, consistency, clarity, and adherence to brand identity and state and federal guidelines by proofreading, copy editing, and copy writing marketing communications for internal and external audiences. Increase brand awareness and thought leadership by promoting high-profile media mentions and speaking engagements on corporate social media accounts and website

Company: Commonwealth Care Alliance

I worked there from 9/2019 until 9/2021

Site Editor

Write and edit technical content related to health IT, such as news, tips, feature articles and expert Q&As. Assign article topics for website and e-products. Work with Traffic team to update outdated content.

Company: TechTarget - SearchHealthIT

I worked there from 7/2018 until 9/2019

Associate site editor

Wrote and edited technical content related to health IT, such as news, tips, feature articles and expert Q&As. Topics include, but are not limited to: electronic health records (EHRs), HIPAA, telehealth and telemedicine, medical imaging, digital health and mHealth, and interoperability.

Company: TechTarget - SearchHealthIT.com

I worked there from 7/2016 until 7/2018

Assistant site editor

Wrote and edited technical content related to Microsoft Windows Server and Exchange Server. Managed social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).

Company: TechTarget - SearchWindowsServer, SearchExchange

I worked there from 10/2014 until 7/2016

Freelance writer

Wrote 550-750 word articles on nutrition, healthy living and fitness for General Electric’s HealthAhead website, a Healthline partner. Wrote 750 word articles for Healthline's heart disease and acid reflux/GERD condition learning centers.

Company: Healthline Networks

I worked there from 7/2011 until 4/2012

Marketing content manager

Led creation of pillar content related to top conditions (multiple sclerosis, ALS, rheumatoid arthritis, and Parkinson's disease)

Company: PatientsLikeMe

I worked there from 9/2021 until 2/2022

Content I Write