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Gill Cox

Freelance health writer and agony aunt

Location
Reading, United Kingdom
Industry
Publishing
Current
  1. Freelance health writer and agony aunt
Previous
  1. IPC Media,
  2. Family Planning Association
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Freelance health writer and agony aunt

Freelance health writer and agony aunt

Self employed

– Present

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Background

Summary

Some 30 years experience as a problem page editor in women's magazines as well as considerable TV and radio work. For last 15 years have also written on health issues. Was honoured in 2009 by being awarded Health Journalist of the Year by the Health Food Manufacturers' Association.

Specialties:Health - physical and emotional

Experience

Self employed

Freelance health writer and agony aunt
– Present (13 years 11 months)

Researching and writing health features, health news, and problem pages, primarily for the women's magazine market, sometimes national newspapers, and occasionally PR agencies or charities. Was awarded Health Journalist of the Year 2009 by the Health Food Manufacturers' Association

Associate Editor, Woman's Realm

IPC Media
(22 years 9 months)

As a senior member of the editorial team I oversaw the health content and wrote the problem page

Press Officer

Family Planning Association
(6 years 9 months)

Fielding and answering press enquiries on contraception, sex education, and women's health, as well as initiating media campaigns.

Skills

  • Magazines
  • Writing
  • Health
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Lifestyle
  • Copy Editing
  • Editorial
  • Freelance Writing

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