Ellie Broughton

Ellie Broughton - Ghostwriter

London, UK

Award-winning freelance health writer

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Overview

I am a freelance journalist and content producer with nine years’ experience writing features for titles including The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph, VICE and the BBC. I specialise in stories about health and I’ve written for Patient.co.uk (which supplies content to EMIS), VICE’s health site Tonic, and Hearst’s NetDoctor.

I’ve interviewed a leading GP in the Ebola emergency camps, explored how farmers' mental health might be affected after Brexit, and written about how the sexual health cuts in the UK have impacted on public health. I also have experience sourcing and writing sensitive personal stories with people who have had direct experience of difficult diagnoses, including lung cancer in a never-smoker, a woman diagnosed with MS at 29, and those who have lost loved ones to cancer.

Until September 2015, I worked as the features editor at the leading magazine for GPs, Pulse, and was named one of MHP’s 30 Under 30 for my work in this role.

I have also produced copywriting for the University of Greenwich, The Telegraph, Guardian Labs, Time Out and St James’s House, and worked as a copy editor and proofreader. Most recently I was lucky to work with Dr Gavin Jamie on his first book, who is the go-to writer on GP IT systems.

Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • MA Magazine journalism, City University

Awards

  • MHP 30 To Watch

Work experience

Freelance journalist and editor

Self-employed
September, 2015 – Present (about 4 years)

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Starting Snomed: A Beginner's Guide to the Snomed CT Healthcare Terminology

Gavin Jamie

Medical records are changing, and at the same time the skills that clinicians require to ensure that information is recorded correctly are changing too. In the past students learned to navigate large, heavy and complicated paper records. Now doctors, nurses and other health workers must be able to enter information into electronic records that could be read by someone in a completely different... read more

Medical records are changing, and at the same time the skills that clinicians require to ensure that information is recorded correctly are changing too. In the past students learned to navigate large, heavy and complicated paper records. Now doctors, nurses and other health workers must be able to enter information into electronic records that could be read by someone in a completely different... read more

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