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May

Creative Medical Copywriter

Leicester, United Kingdom (UK)

About May and job interest

Creative and experienced Content Writer, with over 2 years’ experience editing and creating health content. Collaborative and forward-thinking, with strong interpersonal skills. Looking for a challenging position in Health Communication and Medical Writing to expand on current abilities.

Career Status Junior or Entry level
Desired Role Creative Medical Copywriter
Search status Actively searching
Sector of Interest Marketing / Advertising / Social Media, Scientific / Pharmaceutical / Biotech
Job period Part-time/Full-time
Remote job? Yes
Why Should We Hire You?

As an English graduate with a strong background in Psychology I'm an effective story-teller with a refined understanding of how best to engage a target audience. I've worked within a range of roles as a Freelancer, primarily editing and creating Health and Technology content. My Freelance work meant creating engaging yet accurate material within an extremely fast-paced working environment. I currently write for my own digital magazine, The Electric Patient, delivering accessible MedTech information to the public. Writing my own magazine has meant developing my knowledge of HTML and SEO autonomously. Having to copy-edit my own articles has also led me to be particularly scrupulous and efficient as a writer. I’m a strong believer in professional development and have personally researched and familiarised myself with GPP3, as well as ABPI’s code of practice and am currently auditing a Harvard Online Course on the pharmaceutical industry and marketing. I also currently volunteer with the British Islamic Medical Association as a copywriter, working alongside a range of physicians and team leaders to deliver effective, accurate and appropriate content.

Education

09/2016 - 06/2020

 United Kingdom (UK)

English/Medical Literature

Bachelor Degree (Undergraduate)

University of Leicester

Throughout my study I have maintained an interest in historical medical/scientific literature. I've written on Early Modern conceptions of melancholy/depression, 18th century French robotics as well as the medical field of the Renaissance. Dissertation topic: Electrotherapy, the Working Class and Lead Poisoning. Awarded: 1st Motivated by an interest in Victorian industrialism and the potential of a technological surge affecting the medical field, I analysed the experimental treatment of electrotherapy for lead poisoning (of which frequently afflicted the working class). I focused on tracing the effectiveness of electrotherapy through both hospital reports and literary accounts, aiming to decipher the ethicality behind such an experimental and controversial treatment; as well as discover what eventually incited occupational reform and how this happened.

Professional Experience

digital-ocean

06/2020 - Present

Science Writer
 United Kingdom (UK)

Scientific / Pharmaceutical / Biotech

Description

I currently write for my own digital magazine, The Electric Patient, delivering accessible MedTech information to the public.

Task/Duties/Responsibilities
Quantified Achievements
  • Developing SEO and HTML skills
  • I regularly use Google Keyword Searches to optimise the searchability of my content. I also use Google Analytics alongside the inbuilt analytics in the CMS (Wordpress) to analyse and create effective marketing strategies. I have learnt how to use HT
  • Creating Podcasts
  • In order to be as accessible as possible I have also created a Podcast of the articles published. I use BuzzSprout for this. I integrate an audio clip of the articles at the beginning of each to allow visitors to opt for listening over reading.
  • Adhering to Pharmaceutical Marketing Guidelines
  • As I do cover Medical machines, I regularly adhere to FDA, APBI and GPP3 guidelines, of which I consult prior to publication.
digital-ocean

10/2019 - 06/2020

History/Science Writer and Subeditor
 United Kingdom (UK)

Marketing / Advertising / Social Media

Description

Working in an editorial and writing role using company tone to edit, as well as personally write pieces on global technology and development.

Task/Duties/Responsibilities
Quantified Achievements
  • Being Responsive and Writing in Brand Tone
  • Working as an editor meant being responsive, accurate and diligent. It also involved using company tone to edit, as well as personally write pieces on global technology and development.
  • Collaborating and Working Alongside Team
  • I personally wrote articles focusing on science/technology, I co-edited these alongside colleagues to approve and ensure their quality and style fit the brand of the magazine.
digital-ocean

02/2018 - 06/2020

Freelance Copywriter
 United Kingdom (UK)

Marketing / Advertising / Social Media

Description

Working as a ghost-writer for health and science web-magazines including x-sense.net, supplemania.net, thesoothingair.com, stuffoholics.com, and ultramotion.com.

Task/Duties/Responsibilities
Quantified Achievements
  • Working as Head Writer
  • I was appointed Head Writer for 2 consecutive projects involving technology and healthcare. This meant liaising with clients and their external employees in order to effectively edit and manage on-brand online content.
  • Working to Deadlines
  • Working from home entails motivation, initiative, and effective time management to deliver a variety of articles, spanning from 1,000 to 20,000 words within a tight deadline.
digital-ocean

08/2020 - Present

Creative Copywriter
 United Kingdom (UK)

Scientific / Pharmaceutical / Biotech

Description

The role involves me working as part of a team of 3 copywriters to deliver a range of copy to update and refresh the organisation’s website, prioritising organic material, such as opinion pieces and interview articles.

Task/Duties/Responsibilities
Quantified Achievements
  • Writing about Technical Topics
  • I actively navigate complex and technical subjects in an empathetic, accurate and accessible way for the organisation. This involves a working knowledge of GPP3 guidelines as well as the APBI's recommendations for publishing practice.

Language pro-efficiency

Language Speaking Writing/Reading Certificate
English (Default)
  • Native
  • Native

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Do You Consider Yourself To Have Any Disability? No