I’m a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter who specialises in producing sparkling copy about health, education and social care. My work appears regularly in national newspapers and business publications. When it comes to copywriting, I’ve turned my hand to customer magazines, websites, marketing brochures and lesson plans for a range of corporate and charity clients. My most recent book, Birth Trauma, has received glowing reviews on Amazon, and a second edition was published in September 2020. A new book, Postnatal PTSD: a Guide for Health Professionals, will be published in 2022.
The Guardian is one of my biggest clients, but I’ve also written for the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Medium and numerous specialist publications such as the BMJ, Digital Health, Computing, Practical Patient Care, Public Finance and Acuity, a CPD magazine for optometrists.
I have a particular interest in childbirth and postnatal mental health issues. For five years, between 2009 and 2014, I edited Perspective, a continuing professional development magazine for NCT practitioners, featuring articles about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. I’m now CEO of the Birth Trauma Association, a charity that supports women who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder after birth.
As well as working as a journalist, I enjoy taking on copywriting commissions, which over the years have included everything from techy white papers for big-name corporates to school lesson plans for an educational charity. Recent copywriting clients have included the London Business School and the University of Oxford’s continuing education department.