Eileen Norris has been a Chicago-area journalist for more than 25 years. She offers a complete line of editorial services, including: writing and editing; consulting, managing and coordinating projects; and developing proposals, outlines, and content for patient education materials, books, magazines, newsletters, brochures, social media apps, and annual reports.

She has been a contributing writer and/or editor for six general interest health books; the latest as editor for The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens by Dr. John Duffy, a frequent contributor to The Steve Harvey Show.

She was the writer for a book with pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg called The Smart Parent’s Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents. Eileen also helped to develop, manage and edit You: The Smart Patient by New York Times’  best selling authors Drs. Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen. She served as a writer for The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide and as managing editor forThe American Medical Association’s Complete Medical Encyclopedia.

As a specialist in health and medical issues, her work has been featured as a ghost-writer for a doctor’s advice column on Oprah.com, as well as in Prevention Magazine, the Harvard Health LetterNewsweek and the Chicago Tribune. She began her career as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.


What others are saying:

“Eileen brought her unique and wholly refreshing brand of guidance, creativity, intelligence, and optimism to my project. Her editorial skill is beyond reproach, and ‘The Available Parent’ is a far better book as a direct result of Eileen’s substantial and invaluable input and feedback: the prose is more crisp, the salient points more clear, and the message far more alive and user-friendly. It was great to work with Eileen, and I cannot recommend her work enough. I hope to have the privilege to collaborate with her again in the future.”

–Dr. John Duffy, author of The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens