Frieda Wiley is a freelance medical writer and consultant pharmacist who has developed content for national publications, associations, and major corporations like:
- United Parcel Service (UPS)
- Merit Medical Systems
- American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
- Arthritis Foundation
- Everyday Health
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)
A registered pharmacist, Frieda obtained her Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) in 2010. She became board certified in geriatric pharmacy in 2013 and a member of the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center Consortium on Aging the same year. In addition to being a licensed pharmacist, Frieda holds a bachelor's of science in biochemistry and a bachelor of arts in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. While all of her roles in pharmacy required strong writing and communication skills, Frieda is a lifelong writer, having won a first place trophy for her writing as early as the first grade.
Before shifting her focus to medical writing, Frieda practiced as a community pharmacist serving a predominantly rural population. She later became a consultant for a managed care consulting firm where she employed her bilingual skills to serve a large Spanish-speaking population utilizing telemedicine. During pharmacy school, Frieda spent her summers interning with the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), where she developed skills in regulatory affairs and won 2nd place for playing the piano in the corporation’s annual intern talent show in 2007.
Frieda originally began her career as a scientist and was one of four chemists supporting a staff of approximately 750 employees in a large, privately held aerospace company that specialized in turbine jet engine overhaul and repair. During this time, Frieda analyzed solutions used to remove and restore coatings on airplane engine parts, namely those for the T56 jet engine flown by the United States Navy.