— Ellie Broughton

I am a freelance journalist and content producer with nine years’ experience writing for titles including The Guardian, The Independent, The Huffington Post, and the BBC.

I specialise in stories about health. I’ve covered stories for VICE’s health site, Tonic, and Hearst’s, NetDoctor. I’ve interviewed a leading GP in the Ebola emergency camps, asked farmers how Brexit will affect their mental health, reported back from a climate anxiety workshop, and explored how cuts to NHS sexual health services are giving diseases like syphilis a chance to return.

I have experience sourcing and writing sensitive personal stories with people who have direct experience of ill health and difficult diagnoses. In December 2018 I interviewed a woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 29, and before that I had interviewed people who had been diagnosed or lost loved one to cancer and heart disease for Raconteur. I also write for Patient.info, which supplies information for NHS patients via the GP IT system, EMIS. 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 worked as a copywriter on health, education and travel content for the University of Greenwich, The Telegraph, Guardian Labs, Time Out and St James’s House.  

I write on Thursdays, and work the rest of the week on the content production team at Guardian Labs. In the past I have worked as a sub-editor for The Independent and a digital production journalist for The Sunday Times, and undertaken freelance copyediting and proofreading for small independent clients.

To read examples of my work, click below. For rates and availability, please email elliebroughton@gmail.com.

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