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An author, freelance journalist and copywriter with serious versatility, I have more than 15 years’ experience working for national newspapers, magazines and websites, as well as a broad range of large and small organisations and businesses.
As an intelligent, empathic and creative storyteller, I’m as comfortable explaining the work of an Oxford particle physicist as communicating the experiences of hospital patients.
Expert in sparky ideas, sensitive interviewing, and delivering beautiful words, to brief.
As a journalist, I’ve written for the below and more…
Papers: The Guardian (Weekend; G2), The Observer (Observer Woman; Observer Food Monthly; Observer Review; news pages), The Times (Magazine; Weekend; Style; T2), The Telegraph (magazine; Stella; Seven; travel; general features), The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Mail (You; Femail; Good Health; news), The Express (Sunday and Daily), The Jewish Chronicle
Magazines: Red, Marie Claire, Psychologies, Mollie Makes, Mother & Baby, Healthy, Woman& Home, Grazia, Top Santé, Glamour, Prima, Cosmo Bride, Condé Nast Brides, Wired, SHE, NW, First, Shape, Sweet, Essentials, Tatler, The Knitter, The Bookseller, Computer Arts Projects, Design Council Magazine, Oxford Today, CAM (Cambridge Alumni Magazine)
Websites: Parentdish.co.uk (regular features plus two columns, one on classic children’s books; one on special needs – see here for some links), Allaboutyou.com (reviewing cookbooks and craft books as well as writing on crafts and lifestyle), Medtronic Eureka (science writing), Mumfidential, The Pool, VICE’s Broadly, Tabletmag, Prima.co.uk.
I’m a published author. The main focus of my work for 2017-18 is a popular science book/memoir on what happens when pregnancy doesn’t go to plan and a baby is born critically ill. My book on fetal and neonatal medicine will be published by Pan Macmillan in 2019.
Most of my bread and butter work these days is copy and content work – writing, editing and strategising for organisations and businesses.
My copywriting and content writing, editing and strategy work has given me enormous experience with a wide range of clients, including the NHS, Oxford University, the Department for Education, Internet Matters, Medtronic, Courvoisier, Mercedes, innocent, Enjoy England, Colgate, Crowne Plaza hotels, Transform Medical Group, Duracell, GAP and BMI Healthcare.
I’m highly experienced in planning and working across diverse forms of copy and content, including social media, blogs, website copy, branded copy, long-form features, video scripts, brochures, advertising copy, guidebooks, marketing briefs and press releases. And I’m comfortable with CMS, SEO & analytics.
Educated at Cambridge University, I’ve taught, too. I have been a final year supervisor on the BA in Journalism at London Metropolitan University, lectured on journalism at Oxford Brookes, and have run acclaimed freelance journalism courses and taught for Journalism.co.uk. I sometimes does PR consultancy/media training on how to get journalists’ attention.
CONTACT ME: Olivia [at] oliviagordon.com
*Photo by Nina Hollington, A.K.A. the nicest photographer ever