Born in Nebraska, Sandra Gordon grew up fixing fence, digging post holes and shoveling manure on the cattle ranch on which she was raised. But the rural life was only her parents’ dream. In truth, the farm gene, which had been in Sandra’s family for generations, seemed to have skipped her. So she spent lots of time in the kitchen cooking and baking, which, she discovered, would temporarily absolve her of outside duties. She also sought refuge through magazines like SEVENTEEN, which would later pave her escape.
Flash forward. At 19, while Sandra was a sophomore in college, she spent the summer working as an intern with Walt Disney World’s college program and living in a place called Snow White Village. She wrote about her experience, which was quickly published in SEVENTEEN. After graduating from the University of Nebraska and spending an obligatory year in law school, Sandra, armed with her SEVENTEEN clip and a BA in English, made her break for the big city and landed her first job as an assistant food and nutrition editor at GLAMOUR.
Sandra’s writing career continued with positions in the marketing department of major New York City health plan before her attention turned to writing books and freelancing fulltime as a health journalist for consumer magazines.
Today, Gordon is an award-winning journalist, specializing in medicine, health, food, nutrition and lifestyle topics. Her expertise includes deciphering studies, conceiving content ideas, interviewing physicians, researchers, patients and others, and turning it into compelling and trusted content for publications and brands.
A seasoned pro, Sandra focuses on writing custom and editorial content for hospital newsletters, health plans, supermarkets, brands and publishers. Her clients include, among others:
- American Heart Association
- American Society of Anesthesiologists
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
- Bed Bath and Beyond
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Celebrations.com, the website for Harry & David
- Costco’s Healthy Living
- CHI Health St. Francis
- CHI Memorial
- Fauquier Health Hospital
- Go Daddy–Garage blog for small businesses
- Harvard Medical School
- Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley
- Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
- Holy Redeemer Hospital
- Jeanes Hospital
- Lehigh Valley Health Network
- McLaren Health Care
- Meijer Healthy Living
- North Shore LIJ Health System
- info, the blog for Overstock.com
- Saint Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center
- VA Health Care System
- USA Today’s Pet Guideand Diagnosis: Diabetes
Content Marketing Agencies
- Masthead Media
- Meredith Xcelerated Marketing
- Shift Communications
Print and online magazines
Ladies’ Home Journal
USA Today’s Diagnosis: Diabetes
Babyproductsmom–Sandra’s niche blog, which helps new parents gear up safely and for less.
New York Observer
Consumer Reports Best Baby Products (8th, 9th and 10th editions)
Gordon has appeared on INSIDE EDITIONTHE TODAY SHOW and The Discovery Channel’s MAKE ROOM FOR BABY as a baby safety and as a money-saving expert on satellite media tours on news programs across the country.
Want to work with Sandra? Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.