Kristin Rattini

Freelance writer & editor | content marketing writer | profiles | healthcare | personal finance | travel | alumni pubs

My extensive research, writing and interviewing skills enable me to quickly turn from new contributor to trusted team member for my clients. All of my work is clean, creative, concise and always on time. Here is what one of my editors has to say about my work:

“Kris is among the crème de la crème of freelance writers. Professional and responsible, she’s always thorough, inquisitive and just downright nice to work with. When I assign something to her, I can rest assured that she’ll create something even better than I envisioned.”

–Lauren Mastbaum, content manager at Red Ventures

I have two decades of clips from national consumer publications and a roster of Fortune 500 companies, universities and renowned research hospitals as clients.

Niches include:

✏️personal profiles

✏️healthcare (especially cancer)

✏️alumni publications

✏️consumer finance articles

✏️travel stories

✏️children’s articles and books

info Subjects


Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine


Personal profiles are my specialty, but I can write across the spectrum.

notepad Skills

  • Content marketing
  • Editing
  • Feature writing
  • Profiles

notepad Writing Credits

National Geographic Books, National Geographic Kids (magazine and books), Discover, Fodor’s, Time Out, U.S. News & World Report,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, University of Chicago Hospitals, Yale Smilow Cancer Center, NBC/Universal (Mayo Clinic), Ink Global (American Way Magazine for American Airlines), Time Inc. The Foundry (Capital One, Ford, Volvo, Jaguar, Allstate), alumni magazines for Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, Texas A&M, Colgate, Richmond, Emory, Bucknell, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, UC Irvine and many others.

notepad Book Credits

Weather – National Geographic Kids Books. Translated into nine languages and used in grade-school science curriculum across the U.S. 

Seed to Plant – National Geographic Kids Books. Translated into six languages and used in grade-school science curriculum across the U.S.

Coral Reefs – National Geographic Kids Books.

Welcome, Little One: A Keepsake Baby Book – National Geographic Kids Books.

Lost Cities, Ancient Tooks: 100 Discoveries that Changed the World. National Geographic Books. One of five writers on the project.

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.

The Travel Detective 

Journalist Peter Greenberg ’72 crisscrosses the globe to dig up inside info on the world’s largest industry.


Creative Cutting-Edge Coral Scientist

Kristen Marhaver speaks for the corals. The scuba diver, underwater photographer, and world-renowned expert in coral breeding has racked up more than 2.3 million views of her engaging TED talks, in which she shares her ground-breaking innovations and heartfelt passion for preserving these little-understood and greatly undervalued marine creatures.


‘She is My Inspiration’: Glioblastoma Patient Watches His Daughter Grow Up

Three-year-old Emily Smith loves to play doctor. She takes great care of her patient — her father, Eric Smith — by pretending to listen to his heart with her toy stethoscope, just like they do on her favorite TV show, Doc McStuffins. But Emily leaves the care of the “boo-boo” on her father’s head to the experts: Smith’s care team at Dana-Farber, who enrolled him in a clinical trial that has not only controlled his glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, but enabled him to watch his daughter grow up.


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