Gabrielle Bauer obtained her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and her Bachelor of Music in composition, both Magna Cum Laude from McGill University. A brief stint in a graduate biochemistry program at Harvard University confirmed what she already suspected: she wasn’t cut out to be a laboratory scientist. Her career took several twists and turns after that, from composer to translator to scientific patent editor in Tokyo.

Over two decades ago, following a job as managing editor for a Toronto healthcare publisher, Gabrielle launched her career as a freelance writer. She now divides her time between writing books, articles for the general public, and clinical materials for health professionals.

Gabrielle has received two National Magazine Awards, three Kenneth R. Wilson trade journalism awards, and a Canadian Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Health Reporting. She has written three books to dateTokyo, My Everest, co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Prize, Waltzing The Tango, which was short-listed for the Edna Staebler award for creative nonfictionand most recently, Blindsight Is 2020, a social philosophy book exploring the ethical and philosophical blindspots in the Covid-19 pandemic response.

A longstanding member of the American Medical Writers’ Association, Gabrielle has developed and delivered several workshops on magazine and medical writing.

Gabrielle and her family recently moved to the Beaches area of Toronto. There’s something about living near a lake…