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Dr Bill Sukala Author of the Year

Overview

Dr Bill Sukala is an award-winning professional health writer who has authored articles for mainstream magazines, websites, trade publications, and medical journals around the world. He brings a relaxed and conversational tone to his writing, effectively translating complicated science into simple terms to deliver his messages to a wide audience. If you’re an editor or an online content director and looking for well-written copy requiring minimal editing, please contact Bill to discuss your needs.

Qualifications and experience

  • PhD, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in the health sciences
  • 25 years hands-on experience working in health care
  • 20 years professional writing and editing experience
  • 10 years of web design and SEO experience
  • Clinical research and practice experience
  • Extensive network of expert sources for interviews
  • High proficiency in HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, WordPress

Benefits for editors

  • Trustworthy, researched, reliable, and balanced content
  • Nil to minimal editing on submitted copy
  • Content matching the style and voice of your publication
  • Extensive network of expert sources for interviews
  • Translation of complex science into simple terms for readers
  • Organised pitches (developed outline, hook, reader benefits)
  • SEO-optimised content (delivered with HTML/CSS formatting)

Select writing clips

Health magazines

Healthy Food Guide Willpower

Healthy Food Guide
How to Boost Your Willpower
January 2013

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Diabetic Living Magazine
Stop Yo-Yo Exercising
March/April 2012

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Diabetic Living Magazine
Ripple Effect (health psych)
November/December 2011

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Good Health Magazine
Stand Up For Your Health
September 2010

Fitness and sports magazines

Fitness-Life-Magazine

Fitness Life Magazine (NZ)
Carrots Now Fat Free?
July 2011

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Fitness First Magazine
Do You Hold the Obesity Gene
September/October 2009

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Surfing Magazine
Traveling Surfers’ Nutrition
July 2000

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Peak Running Performance
Essential Water
November/December 1997

Industry publications

Australian Fitness Network
Effects of Medication on Exercise
Autumn 2013

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FitPro Magazine UK
Research: Fact or Fiction
August/September 2010

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Australian Fitness Network
You Are What You Eat… But Careful Who Says So
Autumn 2009

IJSN

Intl Journal Sport Nutrition
Pyruvate:Beyond the Marketing Hype
September 1998

Peer-reviewed publications

Dr Bill Sukala Journal of Physical Activity and Health

Journal Physical Activity & Health
Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Indigenous Polynesian Peoples With Type 2 Diabetes and Visceral Obesity. 2013 (10: 699-707)

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Diabetes Research Clinical Prac
Exercise Training in High-Risk Ethnic Populations with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials. 2012 (97: 206-216)

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Australasian Medical Journal
Exercise Intervention in NZ Type 2 Diabetes: Cultural Considerations and Clinical Trial Recommendations
2012 (5: 429-435)

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Eur J Applied Physiology
South Pacific Islanders Resist Type 2 Diabetes: Comparison of Aerobic and Resistance Training. 2012 (112: 317-25)
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