— Ellie Broughton

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

I specialise in health stories. 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 syphilis a second chance. I have experience sourcing and writing sensitive personal stories with people who have direct experience of ill health and difficult diagnoses including depression, anxiety, MS, cancer and heart disease. 

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

I currently work part-time 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 undertook 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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