All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down. - Friedrich Nietzsche
With globalisation, the rise of small businesses, and a tsunami of social media, the written word is king.
I'd like to assist you with health communication - whether that be public health campaigns, increasing awareness, health education, or bridging the gap between doctor and patient.
My Medical Background
Trained at the University of Manchester, I’ve worked as a GP both in the U.K. and Australia with 20 years of clinical experience. As a family physician, I have a wide understanding of health / wellness and medicine, and wish to see more of a patient-centred approach in all aspects of healthcare.
I'm happy to write about most medical specialties. I have particular interests in mental health, chronic and/or complex medical issues, women’s health, patient advocacy and health promotion.
Regarding my writing experience, I’ve ghost-written health and medical articles for various clients. In addition, having written health information leaflets and web content on www.dralicelam.com for my own patients, I understand the need for simple terms without losing the detail.
Your needs are paramount
It’s important to me to fulfil a client’s specific needs, whether it’s producing content for a webpage, newsletter or magazine. I enjoy brainstorming if you are looking for fresh ideas for your health project or campaign. I will spend time to ensure I meet your preferences such as tone (e.g. friendly or professional), specified keyword usage, audience and deadlines.
What makes a great article?
Health communication has to be great quality, and the consequences of failure can be dire. Here's an article I wrote about patient-centred communication, and here are the basics of any content I will write for you.
HIgh quality content with a strong evidence base
Reputable sources (referenced)
The right tone and language
High standard of grammar, spelling, punctuation and word usage
Revision and editing (optional)
Stock photos (optional)
How I can help you
I provide health content to the standard and customisation you need. Please contact me today to start a dialogue. I'd be delighted to collaborate with you.
For some patient-directed content, please check out my patient blog page. As I have ghost-written other articles, unfortunately I cannot link directly to the work out of respect for the clients. However, I have provided several (redacted) snippets below to give a flavour of the range of writing styles available.