Writing and editing

For over 25 years, I have specialised in writing and editing magazine features and consumer health information on a wide range of health topics and lifestyle issues (see below for my list of current and past clients). I have also edited memoir, fiction and non-fiction books.

I have a BSc. in Biomedical Science and an MSc. in Science Communication.

I am writing crime fiction. I have been shortlisted for the DHH Literary Agency New Voices Award 2019 – the winner will be announced at the opening night drinks party of the Capital Crime festival in September 2019.

For non-fiction writing (books only), I am represented by the Barbara Levy Literary Agency.

You can see a small selection of the articles and projects I have worked on in recent years by visiting my Contently profile. I am available for writing and copy-editing projects, including consumer health and popular science books, magazine and website features, patient information and community pharmacy training materials. If you would like to discuss a project with me, please fill in the form on the Contact me page or email vgbooks451@gmail.com.


I have extensive experience in:

  • commissioning, writing and editing editorial features and news pages
  • writing for consumer magazines and community pharmacy magazines
  • writing patient information resources (websites, booklets and leaflets)
  • writing and editing health, self-help and lifestyle books (and book chapters)
  • researching, writing and referencing consumer health information using reputable medical sources
  • editing consumer health magazines and supplements
  • writing community pharmacy training materials and modules
  • writing for weekly part-works (parenting and baby healthcare)
  • writing and editing information on websites and blogs
  • writing community pharmacy e-learning modules

My past and present client list includes:


Editorial roles:

  • Freelance Health Editor for Bupa (current)
  • Editor and Co-Founder of The Menopause Exchange (current)
  • Freelance Editor for Mirror Books (memoir)
  • Freelance Editor for the Babycentre UK website
  • Consultant Editor on Your Body magazine
  • Editorial Consultant, Editor and Consultant Editor on Healthy Times (UniChem’s consumer magazine)
  • Consultant Editor on the Family Doctor series of health books (published in association with the British Medical Association)
  • Freelance Copy-editor, Writer & Proofreader for Brown Packaging, working on science and family health encyclopaedias.

You can see a small selection of the articles and projects I have worked on over the years by visiting my Contently profile. For more information, please visit my LinkedIn profile.