Work

I work as a copywriter for a medical communications agency in Hertfordshire. Please note, I don’t have a science degree – I’m in the only non-medical writer in the building. My job is a mix of corporate/internal communications, helping pharma companies successfully communicate internal changes or regulations to their staff, alongside creative copywriting across the business. I’ve written everything from video scripts to podcast outlines to how-to guides to newsletters to social media posts. 

Before I entered the world of medicial comms, I worked at B2B media company NewBay Media (now bought out by several firms including Future Publishing) on the digital team, managing projects across multiple brands from BikeBiz to ToyNews. Before that, I was the editor of NewBay’s PCR: a trade mag for the PC/tech industry, focusing on computer retail. Before that, a sub-editor, responsible for the company style guide, back when sub-editors were still a thing… 

 I also have significant experience in book publishing/editing.

Choc Lit

From January 2011 to early 2012, I was a copywriter for romance publisher Choc Lit, writing the back cover copy for their books, giving it up only when I became editor of PCR. 

Cover copy was written in conjunction with direction from editorial and often the author, to a tight word count.


nevercominghomeNever Coming Home by Evonne Wareham

All she has left is hope
When Kaz Elmore is told her five-year-old daughter Jamie has died in a car crash, she struggles to accept that she’ll never see her little girl again. Then a stranger comes into her life offering the most dangerous substance in the world: hope. 
Devlin, security consultant and witness to the terrible accident scene, inadvertently reveals that Kaz’s daughter might not have been the girl in the car after all.
What if Jamie is still alive? With no evidence, the police aren’t interested, so Devlin and Kaz have little choice but to investigate themselves.
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…

 

runrabbitrunRun Rabbit Run, by Kate Johnson

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?

Elsewhere in the world of employment and freelancing…

I’ve also worked as both freelance and in full-time employment for PC Answers and Harlequin Mills and Boon. Yes, the rather different worlds of computing and romance fiction have a long history in my life. 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.