CHRIS MAHONY

Contact Details

Overview

Name

Chris Mahony

E-mail

chrismahony1@btinternet.comk

Location

North London
UK

Telephone

0207 923 7677

Mobile

0781 2692722

  • Articles/Features/Reviews
  • Copy-editing
  • Copywriting
  • Online Editing
  • Online Writing
  • Press Releases
  • Promotional Literature
  • Proofreading
  • Rewrites
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing

Services

Experience

  • Concise, punchy, adaptable writing style forjournalism and public relations
  • News, features and copywriting for anything from independent magazines to in-house publications or promotional literature
  • Specialist knowledge of the health, local government and social care sectors gained through 20 years' experience in journalism and PR in these services
  • Editing skills - including translating complex or bureaucratic language or jargon into writing aimed at a general audience
  • Devising PR plans and strategies and advising on reputational implications


  • 15 years as a journalist on magazines aimed at people working in health, local government, social care and the public sector
  • Having begun as a reporter I have worked extensively as news editor and features editor on several magazines - including Nursing Times and Local Government Chronicle
  • Sourced interviewees and provided copy for case studies for Department of Health initiatives through the GovernmentĂ•s in-house PR agency, the Central Office ofInformation
  • Press Office experience in public sector bodies dealing with sensitive issues - e.g. the Audit Commission and a strategic health authority
  • Planning and advising on media work and reputational issues for an NHS programme, the National End of Life Care Programme

  • Over the last two decades I have gained insight into how the public sector, notably the NHS and local government, work and how to spot a story from either side of thefence. I can develop stories from small beginnings in the form of news or featuresfor magazines while pointing out potential difficulties as a PR person for a public body.

    My writing and editing skills, which always place an emphasis on plain English, allow me to write or edit a range of non-magazine copy - such as reports andleaflets and for newsletters or membership bulletins.


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