Bachelor summa cum laude, University Richmond, 1979. Specialty certified in Editing/Writing and Pharmaceutical Writing, American Medical Writers Association, 1992.
Manuscript editor, Curriculum Vitae Mosby Company, St. Louis, 1980-1981; editor, freelance coordinator, William Byrd Press, Richmond, Virginia, 1981-1989; president, managing editor, Sterling Comm. Superior vena cava syndrome, Richmond, since 1989. Consultant Schering-Plough, Madison, New Jersey, 1993.
Member steering committee Campaign for Richmond, University Richmond, 1991-1993. Member American Medical Writers Association, Board Editors in Life Sciences (certified editor in life science, subcommittee on member and public relations since 1992), Council Biology Editors (authors editors committee 1993-1995), European Association Science Editors, New York Academy of Sciences, Society Technology Communications.
Married William Edward Sterling, September 3, 1983.