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I’M RACHEL

I’ve been writing about health for more than a decade. You’re in safe hands.

Experienced health and medical writer

You’re here because you need an experienced writer who specialises in health and medical writing. 

You’re in luck.

I might be the most versatile health and medical writer you’ll speak to today.

My portfolio spans patient advocacy, policy and PR; advertising and traditional medical writing; all the way through to marketing comms and journalistic storytelling. 

I’ve written for them all.

Top-tier pharma, patient advocacy organisations and health charities. Health tech start-ups, medical education specialists and clinical research giants. Small businesses and entrepreneurs hoping to capitalise on my experience in health communications. 

love to get involved from the start, but am equally happy reimagining something that isn’t quite hitting the spot.

A lot of people write about health. I know what really works. Let’s not waste any more time.

Curriculum Vitae

Freelance Writer | Health, wellbeing and medical writing (2022-present)

  • I work for a variety of clients in the health, medical and wellbeing space. Check out my portfolio to read writing samples and see what those clients say about me.

Havas SO | Healthcare PR, marketing, patient advocacy, and creative communications (2018-2022)

  • Writing Team Lead
  • Principal Medical Writer
  • Senior Medical Writer 

Raremark / Tudor Reilly Health | Patient-focused digital communications / clinical trial recruitment and retention (2017-2018)

  • Content Manager 
  • Writer for TRH Communications 

OmniaMed | Evidence-based HCP communications (2015-2017)

  • Writer / Editor, Projects and Journals

PAREXEL | Strategic value communications for health products (2011-2015)

  • Senior Associate, Strategic Communications  
  • Associate, Compliance and Quality Assurance (HERON Health, acquired by PAREXEL in 2013)
  • Copywriter, CampInMyGarden.com, 2011
  • Copywriter, Yell Adworks – 2010-2011
  • Teacher / Editor – SPOL English Language School, South Korea – 2009
  • Plain English-certified
  • PRINCE2, Project Management
  • Proofreading and Editorial Training, London School of Media and Journalism
  • Introduction to InDesign, London School of Media and Journalism
  • Philosophy and English BA (2:1), University of Bristol – with an interest in Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Science and Ethics, and Philosophy of Language
  • Antibiotics / antibiotic resistance
  • Oncology, including
    • Gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer (including ALK-positive, EGFR-positive), blood cancers, gynaecological cancers (including breast and ovarian)
    • Living well with cancer, including exercise, nutrition, and mental health 
    • Hereditary cancers / predictive testing for cancer risk 
    • Brain metastases
  • Infectious diseases, including
    • Complex bacterial infections 
    • COVID-19
  • Neurological illnesses, including
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Epilepsy 
  • Metabolic conditions, including
    • Diabetes
    • Complications of diabetes (i.e. CKD)
  • Rare diseases, including
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • IPF
    • Haemophilia A and B
  • Respiratory illnesses, including
    • Asthma
    • COPD
  • Rheumatology, including
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis  
  • Mental health
    • Depression / paediatric depression
    • Anxiety
  • Veterinary health 
  • Women’s health, including
    • Endometriosis
    • PCOS
    • Female fertility 
  • Wound care, including
    • Diabetic wound care
    • Burns
    • Leg ulcers
    • Wound care complications 

Other healthcare topics

  • Clinical trial recruitment and retention
  • Digitisation of healthcare
  • Patient health data 
  • Living well with chronic conditions
  • Wellness and nutrition

testimonials

“Rachel really brought the website to life.”

What about when I’m not writing?

I’m a South-East London gal, mum-of-two, and wife (-of-one), with a love of writing and storytelling – especially stories about how we might live healthier lives in a healthier world. 

I’m a qualified yoga teacher, lover of reading (expect lots of popular science and crime fiction on that bedside table) and coffee-shop afficionado. In another life, I gained a black belt in Choi Kwang Do, having fallen in love with martial arts while living in South Korea. 

On a Sunday night, you’ll find me drinking a G&T, eating a veggie curry and watching Death In Paradise (while dreaming of sunnier climes!) On a Monday morning, I’m ready for anything – mostly chasing around after my sons. 

Let’s talk.

Drop me a line to find out more about me, my rates and availability, and how we could work together. 

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A note from me:

I work Tuesday through Friday. I’ll aim to get back to you within 24 hours during the working week.