I’m a senior copywriter for a medical communications agency in Hertfordshire.
But please note, I don’t have a science degree – I’m (currently) the only non-medical writer in the building, working on everything from internal communications to brand campaigns, for pharmaceutical clients around the world.
This involves writing extremely varied content, from emails to training documents to websites to video scripts, all with different goals and readerships in mind, and all designed to be remembered. I particularly enjoy turning complex information from a range of sources into something that can easily be understood and used. I also love finding new ways to get information across!
One single project can involve a huge variety of deliverables – for example, we created an app for one company just as COVID-19 hit. The app had to replace all the content they were planning to introduce at an in-person conference and timelines were beyond squeezed. I wrote the creative messaging, scripts for video teasers, outlines for podcast scripts, factsheets, quizzes, and app text – alongside emails and Yammer posts to promote downloading the app. It went on to be a huge success, with really high engagement figures and a silver award at the PM Society Digital Awards.
I’ve also worked in digital project management (both in pharma and in B2B publishing). I got there from journalism – from editing magazine and sub-editing. So in one way or another, I’ve been playing with words for a very long time.
I also have significant experience in book publishing/editing.
From January 2011 to early 2012, I was a freelance copywriter for romance publisher Choc Lit, writing the back cover copy for their books.
Cover copy was written in conjunction with direction from editorial and often the author, to a tight word count.
Devlin never gets involved with a client. Never. But the more time he spends with Kaz, the more he desires her – and the more his carefully constructed ice-man persona starts to unravel. The desperate search for Jamie leads down dangerous paths – to a murderous acquaintance from Devlin’s dark past, and all across Europe, to Italy, where deadly secrets await. But as long as Kaz has hope, she can’t stop looking…
Sophie Green’s an ex-spy, or trying to be. You wouldn’t believe the trouble she’s in. An MI5 officer has been shot with her gun, her fingerprints all over his office. And no, she didn’t kill him. But she has gone on the run.
Now Sophie’s desperately seeking whoever’s trying to frame and kill her. She’s being forced to work with the least trustworthy man in Europe, MI5 is following her every move, and she’s had to leave the tall, blond, god of a man she loves behind.
Luke Sharpe works for MI6. Or did, until his girlfriend became a murder suspect.
Doing nothing wasn’t an option, so he started investigating. Who cares if it is means jeopardising his career? Sophie’s everything he used to say he never wanted. Young, irresponsible, bright and mad. Now she’s just everything – and she has to live.
She will live, won’t she?
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… or after graduating from university back in 2001, I became a fulltime bookseller which was amazing fun (if very badly paid). Then I went to work for Harlequin Mills & Boon as an editorial assistant. It was a fantastic grounding in book editing right from the start. My proudest moments at HM&B included working on new fantasy imprint Luna and picking NYT-bestselling author Maria V. Snyder out of the slush pile with her debut Poison Study. I’m sure someone would’ve recognised her talent eventually, but I’m so glad I got there first.