LIVES IN LONDON.
I write about health and medicine for UK national media and beyond.
My niche is explaining complex medical information in plain English and telling the stories of those affected by health conditions to produce engaging copy.
I'm a former chair of the Guild of Health Writers and the author of three health books. In 2017, I was named Journalist of the Year by the Health Food Manufacturers' Association and in 2018 I was named Case Study Writer of the Year by the Medical Journalists' Association, and was a finalist in Freelance of the Year in 2020.
THINGS I DO
I write newsy health and medicine features, quoting top experts and telling compelling human stories for national newspapers, consumer magazines, journals for medical professional audiences and web sites.
I create accurate, credible, up to date and engaging copy that will help your site rank for relevant keywords.
Sometimes we can't see the wood for the trees if we're too close to something. I provide advice on how to spot the story, plus a case study interviewing and press release writing service for PRs and health charities.
The Daily Mail
National daily newspaper weekly health section
I have written for the Daily Mail's weekly Good Health section for more than 12 years, producing in-depth features with topical news hooks, drawing on my experience working in both the consumer and medical press. Here are some examples of my work
Web writing, media consultancy, conference coverage, press release writing and health books, also form part of my portfolio.
Web project clients include: Horder Healthcare, HCA Hospitals, Network Rail, Trio Health and Healthspan.
I have also worked as part of the MediFore Ltd team producing conference newspapers on site and online for international medical meetings in New York, Brussels, Barcelona, Nice, Vienna and Leipzig.
I have written three health books, including ' What's Up With Your Gut?'
co-written with Professor Julian Walters and published by Hammersmith Books.
"I have worked with Jo on different projects for a number of years, and hope to work with her for many more to come. She is excellent at producing well-targeted feature ideas that are thoroughly researched, accurate and well-written. She is generous with advice and information and a pleasure to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to commission her."