Victoria J. White,
Founder and President
Vicki started Review Without Peer in 2011 after serving for 10 years as a managing editor of a medical journal (Psychosomatic Medicine), a position she continues to hold. From 2013 to 2016, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the AMWA Journal, a quarterly publication for the 5,000 members of the American Medical Writers Association.
She has a background in newspaper journalism, having worked at the New York Times, the St. Petersburg Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Cambridge Chronicle, and the New Bedford Standard-Times. Before becoming involved in academic journal publishing, Vicki was a senior writer and editor in the communications office at the University of Florida Health Science Center.
She is a graduate of Tufts University (B.A. in English) and American University (M.A. in political science). She has long been active in the American Medical Writers Association because of the organization’s strong commitment to training medical writers and editors. She is a past president of AMWA’s Florida Chapter and has served on AMWA’s Executive Committee.
She is a Board-certified Editor in the Life Sciences, and a member of AMWA, the Council of Science Editors, and the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors. She was named a fellow of the American Medical Writers Association in 2010, in recognition of significant contributions to the goals and activities of AMWA and professional accomplishments.
Since graduating from Coe College, Regina has specialized in professional writing and editing, research, design of written materials, developing databases, adapting workplaces to new digital systems, and managing nonprofits. She takes on long-term clients and projects of brief duration.
She has provided individuals and organizations with communications reviews, writer coaching, editing, style development, and written research. Areas of special interest include biography, health, environment, and cultural work in many forms and media. She has assisted clients in developing book-length biographies from scratch and in compiling, editing, and producing oral histories and organizational histories.
Since 2000, Regina has written and edited both general interest and academic material for medical and health-related clients on a freelance basis. She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association.
Kerry O’Rourke began her career as a newspaper reporter and worked for several papers, including The Baltimore Sun. She made the transition to medical publishing, a field she finds challenging and rewarding. At Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (now Wolters Kluwer) in Baltimore, she served as senior managing editor for the newsletter group and then as a publisher for society-owned journals. Her portfolio included Psychosomatic Medicine, Genetics in Medicine, and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Since moving to Chicago, she has been senior managing editor at the American Academy of Pediatrics where she managed Pediatrics as well as the Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP). She also was the director of publishing at the American College of Sports Medicine where she managed four journals and 35 books in medicine and allied health. Most recently, she was senior managing editor at KWF Editorial Services, which provides peer-review management to scholarly journals. Kerry recently earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Melissa (Mab) Miranda has been working as an Editorial Assistant for Review Without Peer since 2014. She brings her background in theatre stage management and her “show must go on” attitude to the task of keeping manuscripts moving forward through the peer review process. When she is not editorially assisting, she volunteers for various community theatre groups in Tampa, Florida.