Seth Collings Hawkins, via Hawk Ventures, offers customized writing and editing services.

Hawkins has extensive editing experience. He began editing and publishing a newspaper in his neighborhood while an elementary school student. He has been an editor for newspapers, magazines, textbooks, scientific publications, and bulletins ever since, including award-winning work as editor of Middletown High School’s Blue Prints (named the “Best Student Newspaper in Connecticut” by the Hartford Courant), the Carolina Wilderness Medicine and Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine monthly bulletins, and Emergency Medicine News. He was the co-founder and first editor of iris: the UNC journal of medicine, literature, & visual art, one of the first medical humanities journals in the country. He currently serves as the Executive Editor of Wilderness Medicine magazine, and has worked as an editor for this publication since 2006.

Hawkins is also a published author and poet. He is the author of the columns Unbreakable in Wilderness Medicine magazine and Words Matter in Emergency Medicine News. His poetry has been published in Academic Emergency Medicine and Annals of Emergency Medicine. He has written numerous editorials and essays, included pieces featured in the Journal of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, The Healing Muse, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, Wilderness Medicine magazine, NC Journal of Prehospital Care, the Raleigh News & Observer, the ACEP Medical Humanities Newsletter, the NC Tactical Medical Association Newsletter, the Morganton News Herald, and the NC Medical Journal. Some of these have been widely distributed on social media with multiple essays exceeding the 1k share threshold (one exceeding the 7k share threshold), and others becoming important parts of advocacy campaigns. He has served as an author or co-author for numerous medical textbook chapters. He is a charter member of the Medical Humanities Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians, whose annual writing award he developed and continues to judge each year.

Contact Hawk Ventures by email to discuss customized writing or editing services that match your specific needs. Below is a partial bibliography of publications for review and writing sample acquisition.


  • Millin MG, Hawkins S, Demond T, Stiller G, McGinnis HD, Baker RJ, Smith WR. Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Course: Core Content Developed with Delphi Technique. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2015;S1080-6032(14)00254-3 [Feburary 16, epub ahead of print]
  • Hawkins SC, Weil C, Baty F, Fitzpatrick D, Rowell.  Retrieval of additional epinephrine from auto-injectors.  Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2013;24(4):434-444
  • Hawkins SC. Catawba River Mist. Academic Emergency Medicine 2013;20(11):1212
  • Hawkins SC, Caudell MJ, DeLoughery TG, Murray W.  Participation of iatrogenically coagulopathic patients in wilderness activities.  Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2013;24(3):257-266
  • Hawkins SC, Weil C, Fitzpatrick D. Epinephrine autoinjector warning. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2012;23(4):371-372.
  • Hawkins SC. The relationship between ski patrols and Emergency Medical Services systems. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2012;23(2):106-111
  • Blanchard I, Brown L. Contributors: North American EMS Emissions Study Group (inc. Hawkins SC). Energy, emissions and Emergency Medical Services: policy matters. Energy Policy 46 (2012) 585–593
  • Hawkins SC, Sempsrott J. Drowning terminology. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012;42(1):66-67
  • Warden C, Millin M, Hawkins SC, Bradley R. Medical direction of wilderness and other operational Emergency Medical Services programs. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2012;23(1):37-43
  • Abo B, Hawkins SC. The shocking reality of lightning: lightning emergencies. Wilderness Medical Society Community Education Slide Show Series, 2012.
  • Hawkins SC. “Principles of Trauma” in Johe, ed, Outdoor Emergency Care 5e. Boston: Brady, 2011.
  • Millin MG, Brown LH, Crave CK, Hawkins SC, et al. Evolution of the literature identifying physician’s roles in leadership, clinical development, and practice of the subspecialty of Emergency Medical Services. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2011;26(1):49
  • Blanchard I, Brown L, North American EMS Emissions Study Group (including Hawkins SC). Carbon footprinting in North American EMS systems. Prehospital Emergency Care 2011:15(1), 23
  • Lareau SA, Kyzer BD, Hawkins SC, McGinnis HD. Advanced wilderness life support education using high-technology patient simulation. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2010:21,166
  • Hawkins SC. The idea of order in the Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2009:54(2), 298
  • Millin MG, Hawkins SC, Smith W, “Wilderness EMS”. In National Association of EMS Physicians Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, Vol II: Medical Oversight of EMS. Kendall Hunt Professional, 2009:229-238.
  • Hawkins SC. Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness medicine in the extremes of nature, by Christopher van Tilburg [book review]. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 2009:20:1,89
  • Hawkins SC. “Wilderness EMS” in Aehlert B, Paramedic Practice Today: Above and Beyond. St. Louis: Mosby-JEMS Elsevier, 2009
  • Hawkins SC. “Immune System Disorders” in Aehlert B, Paramedic Practice Today: Above and Beyond. St. Louis: Mosby-JEMS Elsevier, 2009
  • Mittelman KE, Hawkins SC. “Environmental Emergencies” in Aehlert B, Paramedic Practice Today: Above and Beyond. St. Louis: Mosby-JEMS Elsevier, 2009
  • Hawkins SC. Development of a high efficiency, low pollution wilderness EMS response vehicle [abstract]. Wilderness Environmental Medicine 2009:20(2)
  • Millin MG, Craven C. Brown LH, Hawkins SC, Tan D, Piazza G, Sattin RW. The scientific basis underlying the subspecialty of EMS – a systematic review of the literature. National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Hawkins SC, McGinnis H, Visser P. Organizing wilderness medicine on a regional scale.  Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 2008:19,305-309
  • Hawkins SC. Submersion injuries: drowning & near-drowning. Wilderness Medical Society Educational Lecture Series, 2008
  • Hawkins SC, Smeeks F, Hamel J. Emergency management of chronic pain and drug-seeking behavior: an alternate perspective. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008; 34(2):125-130
  • Hawkins SC. A different, deeper sort of calm. The Healing Muse 2007; 7(1): 122-126
  • Hawkins SC, Shapiro AH, Sever AE, Delbridge TR, Mosesso VN. The role of law enforcement agencies in out-of-hospital emergency care. Resuscitation 2007; 72(3), 386-393
  • Hawkins SC. A mistaken choice. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2006; 48(2): 215
  • Hawkins SC. The white coat. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2006; 30(4): 471
  • Hawkins SC. Emergency medicine narratives: a systematic discussion of definition and utility. Academic Emergency Medicine 2004; 11(7): 761-765
  • Hawkins SC, Sever A, Hughes MH, Delbridge TR, Mosesso VN. The role of law enforcement agencies in out-of-hospital emergency care [abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care 2004; 8(1): 109
  • Hawkins SC, Morgan S, Waller A, Winslow T, McCoy M. Effects of ground EMS and ED personnel on air medical trauma on-site times. Air Medical Journal 2001; 20(3): 32-36


  • Hawkins SC. Wet & Wild: Drowning & Water Injuries Column: Submerged Vehicles. Wilderness Medicine, February 26, 2015. Available at wildernessmedicinemagazine.com/1137/Drowning-Submerged-Vehicles
  • Hawkins SC, Millin MG, Smith WR. Care in the Wilderness, in Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, 2nd Edition, Vol 2: Medical Oversight of EMS (eds Cone DC, Brice JH, Delbridge T, Myers JB). 2015: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, pp 377-391.
  • Beissinger JP, Hawkins SC. The Drone Dilemma: The Sky is Falling. Wilderness Medicine, February 10, 2015. Available at wildernessmedicinemagazine.com/1135/Drone-Dilemma.
  • Hawkins SC. NC Wilderness EMS 1: Unique NC Aug & Sept Wilderness EMS Opportunities. NC Journal of Prehospital Care. July 2014: 22
  • Hawkins SC. Words Matter 1:       Dusting Off a Time-Honored Medical Tool. Emergency Medicine News. September 2013: 7
  • Hawkins S. My Friend Joey Autrey Died April 26th. NC Journal of Prehospital Care. June 2013: 3
    Hawkins S. Don’t take EMS contributions, heroism for granted. Morganton News Herald. June 2, 2013
  • Hawkins SC. The severely undervalued EMS worker in NC. Raleigh News & Observer, May 27, 2013
  • Sempsrott J, Schmidt A, Hawkins S, Bledsoe B. Silent Struggle: Drowning. Journal of EMS 2012; 37(7):60-77
  • Hawkins SC. Zen and the Art of Emergency Medicine. Emergency Medicine News 2012;34(5):2-3
  • Hawkins SC. The Best Wilderness Medicine Books: A Reading List (Vol I). Wilderness Medicine 2012;29(3):8-10
  • Hawkins SC. Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship. Wilderness Medicine 2012; 29(1): 31
  • Hawkins SC. Wilderness EMS Medical Director Course. Wilderness Medicine 2012; 29(1): 24
  • Hawkins SC. Dispatches from the field. Wilderness Medicine 2012; 29(1): 16
  • Cushing T, Hawkins SC, Sempsrott J, Schoene B. “Chapter 75: Submersion Injuries and Drowning” in Wilderness Medicine, 6e, Auerbach P, ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2012.
  • Hawkins SC. The Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship. American College of Emergency Physicians EMS-Prehospital Care Section Newsletter, September 2011. Available at http://www.acep.org/Content.aspx?id=81663
  • Hawkins SC, Contributor. Specialized Tactics for Operational Rescue and Medicine (STORM): Operator. Athens: University of Georgia Printing, 2011.
  • Hawkins SC. Sourcing tactical EMS funding from counter-narcotics operations. NCTMA Newsletter 2011; 6(1):6
  • Hawkins SC. Ask the expert: survive on thin ice. Sierra Jan/Feb 2010
  • Hawkins SC. Table rock rescue (revised). Wilderness Medicine 2009; 26(1):16-18
  • Hawkins SC. Table rock rescue. ACEP Medical Humanities Newsletter 2008; 4(3)
  • Hawkins SC. Dealing with death and dying in prehospital emergency care, 2nd edition. jemsprepare.com Continuing Education Course: posted 2008
  • Hawkins SC. Hybrids could be the future for greener EMS: two-year study suggests replacement for traditional SUVs. Medscape News: www.medscape.com/viewarticle/583447 posted 11/19/2008
  • Hawkins SC. The green machine: development of a high-efficiency, low-pollution EMS response vehicle. Journal of Emergency Medical Services 2008; 33(7): 108-120
  • Hawkins SC. Why ERs are overcrowded. Editorial: Morganton News Herald, Feb 29, 2008
  • Hawkins SC. South Mountains snail [photograph]. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2006;17(4):298
  • Marco CA, Hawkins SC. Medical humanities events wow the crowds. ACEP News 2006;25(12):20
  • Hawkins SC. Time to get off the bus. Emergency Medicine News 2006; 28(12):4
  • Hawkins SC. Working Knights: Book Review. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2006; 31(4)
  • Hawkins SC. The Body at Risk: Book Review. JAMA 2006; 296(2):223
  • Hawkins SC. Surviving the extremes: book review. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2005; 16(3)
  • Hawkins SC. Emergency physicians and the humanities. ACEP News 2005; 24(5):i
  • Hawkins SC. Emergency medicine narratives. ACEP Medical Humanities Section Newsletter 2005; 1(1):2
  • Hawkins SC. Dealing with death and dying in prehospital emergency care. myWebCE.com Continuing Educ. Course: www.mywebce.com/courseDetail.aspx?sku=0705j002, posted September 2005
  • Hawkins S. Chapter involvement offers non-clinical training important to future practice. PaACEP News 2003: March
  • Hawkins SC. Saving face: managing facial fractures. J of Emergency Medical Svcs 2003; 28(8): 72-87
  • Hawkins SC, Morgan S, Waller A, Winslow T, McCoy M. Effects of ground EMS on aeromedical trauma scene times [abstract]. Fax: UNC Student Medical Journal 1998; 13(1): 45
  • Kautz BD, Hawkins SC, Scattoloni J, King NMP. UNC students launch a journal for medicine, literature, and visual art. North Carolina Medical Journal 1998; 59(3): 194-197


  • Hawkins SC, Millin MG, Smith W.  Wilderness EMS. in National Association of EMS Physicians, Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, Vol II: Medical Oversight of EMS, 2nd edition.  Wiley: publication pending 2015
  • Hawkins SC, DeLougherey T. DeLoughery TG. Hematology. In “General Medical Evaluation and Considerations for the Wilderness Adventurer: Medical Conditions That May Worsen With or Present Challenges to Coping with Wilderneses Exposure.” WMS/AMSSM. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Publication pending 2015.
  • Millin M, Hawkins SC, Demond T, Stiller G, McGinnis H, Baker J, Smith W. Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Course – Core Content Developed with Delphi Technique. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Publication pending 2015.
  • Hawkins SC, Millin M, Smith W. Wilderness Emergency Medical Services. in Auerbach, ed Wilderness Medicine 7e. Publication pending 2016.