Examples of my work
I can write on a range of subjects, in a range of styles. I have written news stories, features and brochures, and edited and proofed reports. Click on the links to see some examples of my work:
My main client at the moment is the British Medical Journal for whom I am the global health correspondent. Think of a horrible disease – malaria, TB, HIV – and I have written about it. Global health is a really fascinating subject and I feel very privileged to have this brief. I also provide cover for the news editor when she is on holiday. I love news editing – choosing stories, briefing correspondents and editing copy. When I covered for the news editor in 2010 there was a public sector strike in South Africa and I decided that week’s edition of the BMJ would lead on that. Publishing a story that not many other news outlets had covered was great.
This feature appeared in the BMJ in 2008. I got the idea after hearing Colonel Tim Hodgetts, an army medic, talking on Radio 4′s PM about advances in battlefield medicine.
Before it was absorbed by the Design Council I was on the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment’s editorial panel and I edited this report on home care for the elderly for them. I re-wrote the introduction and chopped 5,000 words from the report.
I have also done a lot of writing and editing work for The Centre for Innovation in Health Management based at Leeds University. It describes itself as a “think and do tank” (a description I like!) and after I edited a report for them they asked me to rewrite a promotional brochure. The original copy was fairly dry and I turned it into a succinct and punchy brochure.
I am also the publicity officer for the Oral History Society. This is a voluntary role and I am focusing on new media as a cheap and easy way of getting our message across. Follow us on Twitter: @OralHistorySoc
If you would like to see my CV click here