Healthcare Writing

Colleen Shannon, Freelance Medical Writer

Do you have a story to tell about health?

That’s a job for a specialist. Whether it's print or digital, for patients or professors, I can help with your writing or editing project related to health, social care or medicine.

For more than 20 years, publishers, charities, academics and healthcare companies have trusted me to connect with their audiences and get their messages across. I also offer training and mentoring for individuals and teams.

How can I put this experience to work for you? Please get in touch to talk about your goals, in confidence and at no obligation.

BMA Patient Information Awards
Six commendations, 2008 - 2017
Clients: Arthritis Care, British Lung Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, CLIC Sargent, Marie Curie
Guild of Health Writers Awards
Finalist, Online Journalism, 2009
My clients include the Royal College of Physicians, Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Medical Journal, to name just a few. I also have experience in PR and advertising.
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How I can help
From pitch to publication, I can help with creative and strategic development, research, writing and editing. And I have a journalist's knack for interviews, newsletters and features.
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Putting patients first
The recent European Health Innovation Collaborative conference explored healthcare communications from many different perspectives. I was honoured to participate in planning the event.
Profile: Day in the life of a health writer
It was a new experience, being on the other side of an interview for The People’s Friend magazine, where I write a weekly health column.
2017 BMA Patient Information Awards
Highly commended for Feelings Matter: Emotional Wellbeing and Arthritis, written with Arthritis Care
Learn about medical writing
Check out my Writing Tips blog to build your own healthcare writing skills. Find out How to Make Extra Money From Medical Writing. Other recent topics include How to Hire a Medical Writer, How to Become a Medical Writer, and Blogging Tips for Doctors.