Jordyn Redwood has served patients and their families for nearly 25 years and currently works as a pediatric ER nurse. As a self professed medical nerd and trauma junkie, she was drawn to the controlled chaotic environments of critical care and emergency nursing. Her love of teaching developed early and she was among the youngest CPR instructors for the American Red Cross at the age of seventeen. Since then, she has continued to teach advanced resuscitation classes to participants ranging from first responders to MD’s.
When she discovered she also had a fondness for answering medical questions for authors, this led to the creation of Redwood’s Medical Edge. This blog is devoted to helping contemporary and historical authors write medically accurate fiction.
Jordyn lives in Colorado with her husband, two daughters and one crazy hound dog. In her spare time she also enjoys reading her favorite authors, quilting and cross stitching.
Jordyn loves to hear from her readers and you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What people say about me:
“Jordyn Redwood has become my most trusted resource for all things medical. Her help has been instrumental, her knowledge of the field, seemingly endless. Several times, I’ve written myself into a corner, and she’s been quick to help dig me out.” Bestselling author Andrew E. Kaufman
“Jordyn Redwood is my go-to consultant for all questions medical when I’m writing fiction. So far, that’s five novels and one novella, and I’m sure I’ll be knocking on her virtual door again soon. From gunshot wounds to shipwreck injuries to fevers and disease– I trust her answers completely! Her responses are timely and thorough. Any novelist would produce stronger work for having consulted Jordyn.” Author Jocelyn Green
“Not only does Jordyn Redwood write compelling stories, but her personal and first-hand knowledge has helped other authors with accurate details in their own writing. Ms. Redwood has provided this author with medical insight and knowledge on more than one occasion. Google might provide facts, but they are generic. Ms. Redwood addresses the specific nuances of potential and would-be scenarios, lending realism to fictional people.” Author Robin E. Mason
“I’d never thought much about accurate medical information being given in novels. I’d just assumed that writers do their due diligence researching. That is until I helped an author actually “do” her research (she’d thought it unimportant). I’m also not well versed on medical procedures, hence any fact given was fine with me until I heard Jordyn’s lecture.”
“I was impressed and fascinated with the information Jordyn presented. She gave a wealth of information in a short span of time. I needed even more time to digest what was being given and time to ask more questions. I like the glint in Jordyn’s eye, or sense of humor, Jordyn used to deal with such a serious topic.”
“Thank you, Jordyn, for detail and thoroughness of the medical aspects of writing.” Lauren Wilhoite-Willis
How do I consult Jordyn?
Medical questions for works of fiction can be submitted to email@example.com. The research for these is free if you allow me to post the question on my blog. Questions for the blog can be posted anonymously or you can use it as a way to promote yourself and what you’re writing. I am happy to post a brief bio about you and your current work as part of the blog post. Free medical research and free advertising– does it get any better?
Contemporary medical issues generally have a more rapid turnaround time than historical ones. I usually respond to your inquiry within seven days and then can give you an estimate on how long the research will take.
If you prefer NOT to post the question to the blog– then I charge $35.00/hr for research or medical review of scenes/manuscripts. Most often I need just one hour to research your question. Regardless, I’ll submit to you what I have after an hour and you choose whether or not you’d like me to continue on.
I don’t do grammatical editing.
I do offer lectures on this subject for writing groups called Top Ten Medical Pitfalls When Killing Your Characters: Strategies to Accurately Depict Medical Fact in Fiction. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.