Healthcare Writing

Colleen Shannon, Freelance Medical Writer

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Freelance Medical Writer
I've been a Freelance Medical Writer in London since 2003. Please have a look at my portfolio to see a few projects. For more publications and the latest updates, please visit my LinkedIn page.

Public Relations
Before going freelance, I worked in healthcare PR, as Senior NHS & Policy Manager at Cohn & Wolfe in London.

My journalism experience includes staff jobs as a Senior Reporter, Features Editor and Managing Editor for Projects, at Reed Healthcare Publishing in Surrey. You can see a list of other freelance publications in my portfolio.

Biomedical Research
As a student and new graduate, I worked in biomedical research for the University of Colorado, National Jewish Hospital and the US Department of Agriculture, all in my hometown of Denver.

Royal Society of Medicine
Senior Associate

Guild of Health Writers
Member of the Committee

Society of Authors
Full Member

National Union of Journalists
Insured and Accredited Member


BMA Patient Information Awards
Six commendations, 2008 - 2017
Clients: Arthritis Care, British Lung Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, CLIC Sargent, Marie Curie

Guild of Health Writers Awards
Online Journalism, 2009

Professional Development
I am always updating my skills, participating in
Newslab at Google’s HQ in London; workshops on copyright, digital marketing and social media at the British Library; and literature search training at the Royal Society of Medicine. I’m currently following an e-learning course on instructional design.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from
Regis University in Denver, where I was a Science Scholar. After graduation, I studied English and writing in additional courses at the University of Colorado, Denver, where I was a Regent's Scholar.