Olivia Holcombe

Content and copywriting, features and editing...

* Features for national women's magazines and tabloids (I've got 14 years writing and editing experience in health, parenting and lifestyle)

* Anything that needs the right words: web copy, press releases, leaflets, newsletters, ebooks, blogs, social media campaigns, marketing mailshots...

* Lifestyle and parenting handbooks, leaflets and CD-roms for hard-to-reach audiences

* Health guides for patient information programmes

* Management case studies for B2B

This is my journalism and features portfolio site. For more info on my content and copywriting work, please visit http://www.oliviaholcombe.com or email me at [email protected]

Portfolio

HEALTH FEATURES

Top Sante magazine
While you were sleeping

Think your body and brain shut down at night? There's more going on than you realise

At Home magazine
Diabetes: the new generation

We think of diabetes as an older person's disease. But each year, around 2,000 young Brits need to come to terms with their new diagnosis. What new treatments might help them manage the condition in the future?

Natural Health magazine
Not just for men

Beer belly, bald patch, smelly feet: some women have to put up with men's problems too

REAL-LIFE FEATURES

At Home magazine
We're mumpreneurs!

Staying at home to bring up babies needn't spell the end of your career. For these two women, being a mum helped them spot a gap in the market, and the businesses they've built up as a result are going from strength to strength

At Home magazine
We lost 13st between us

If you want to shift pounds and get to your dream dress size, there may be a way for you, too...

Essentials magazine
She nearly died in my arms

When Amanda, went on a first-aid course and learnt how to give the kiss of life to a dummy, she could never have known that she'd have to use it on her 6-month-old daughter for real

Top Sante magazine
The gift of giving

Surrogacy, stem cell donation and liver... Meet three readers who gave the ultimate present

Woman's Own magazine
My nickname was 'sumo'

Being likened to a heavyweight wrestler spurred Dadina from the Isleof Wight into regaining her model figure

Now magazine
Having another baby could kill me

Communications operator Debra, 36, from Portishead, developed a potentially fatal condition lateinpregnancy that nearly killed her ...

Grazia magazine
My parents died weeks before I had my baby

It's hard enough losing one parent. But 37-year-old Anne Mari lost both her mother and father within weeks of each other, during what should have been the happiest time of her life

CAREERS AND WORK FEATURES

At Home magazine
Learning on the job: work experience

Work experience can be one of the most valuable ways to get in to your chosen ~areer, as you can prove what you're capable of to those who count. We speak to four successful people for. whom practical experience paid dividends

http://www.athomemagazine.co.uk/
Redundancy was the best thing that happened to me

Frightened the recession might mean you lose your job? Don't panic. For 51-year-old Debbie from the West Midlands, bad news turned out to be the ultimate incentive to help her realise a life-long dream...

At Home magazine
So you want to be a...?

Stuck for career inspiration? Read on for some tasters on unusual jobs you might not have considered before now

WEB COPY

LEAFLETS, GUIDES AND EBOOKS

http://www.coles-mcconnell.com/sense/CSI/2_4youngpeople.htm
YOUNG PEOPLE GUIDE: You Matter handbook (sections)

You Matter provides young people with good common everyday advice on all aspects of their lives from education, sexual health and crime to teenage pregnancy and stress management. It also fits with the Every Child Matters Strategy, and has been written to literacy level Year 7 (the current national average).

http://www.coles-mcconnell.com/sense/SENSE/2_sensegrow.htm
PARENTING GUIDE: Growing up and keeping safe key stage 2 CD

Written for children, parents and schools, this CD follows a group of characters through different situations and scenarios. It's divided into five sections to reflect the outcomes set out in the Children Act (2004)

http://www.coles-mcconnell.com/sense/CSI/4_4olderpeople.htm
OLDER PEOPLE GUIDE: Older People handbook (sections)

Handbook distributed nationally full of good advice on all aspects of older life, from healthy lifestyles to working, learning new skills and money management

http://www.coles-mcconnell.com/sense/SENSE/7_sensegrowks1.htm
PARENTING GUIDE: Growing up and keeping safe key stage 1 CD

Produced in association with NSPCC and NCB to help teachers, parents and carers talk to young children about everyday issues such as staying safe, bullying, and keeping fit

Greatvine.com
PARENTING GUIDE: Pregnancy and birth leaflet

Finding out you’re expecting is such an exciting time – but it may also feel a little overwhelming. Full of invaluable advice and expert tips on things from how to ease morning sickness, to thinking about the birth

Greatvine.com
PARENTING GUIDE: Postnatal depression leaflet

Suffering postnatal depression as a mum can make you feel lonely, distressed and bewildered. But it’s important to know that with the right support you can recover

Greatvine.com
PARENTING GUIDE: Child sleep leaflet

If you struggle with your child’s nighttime routine, it can leave you feeling desperate, exhausted and frustrated. This guide is packed with invaluable advice and expert tips on how to encourage your child to sleep

Greatvine.com
PARENTING GUIDE: Child behaviour leaflet

lnvaluable advice and expert tips to help you create a happy family life, such as how to set rules and boundaries; dealing with meltdowns in public places; communicating well with your child

Greatvine.com
PARENTING GUIDE: Breastfeeding leaflet

Many new mums look for help with breastfeeding difficulties in the first few weeks and months after giving birth. This Greatvine booklet is full of invaluable advice and insider tips on breastfeeding

http://www.atlantishealthcare.com/
HEALTH GUIDE: ACS - Take control

Resource guide for people newly diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome, as part of a patient information programme

PRODUCT LEAFLETS

http://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/
PRODUCT LEAFLET: Business Sense

6-page PC World Business product leaflet to help account holders choose the right tools for their business

MAILSHOTS

www.letsvisit.co.uk/
MARKETING MAILSHOT: Letsvisit.co.uk

Marketing mailshots to encourage new client sign-ups for innovative tourism website letsvisit.co.uk. Plus renewal emails one year on

PRESS PACKS AND PRESS RELEASES

NEWSLETTERS

http://www.thekentlink.co.uk/
HEALTH NEWSLETTER: Kent LINk newsletter (Spring 2011)

The Kent LINk is a health and social care network which helps local people work together to influence and improve Kent's health and social care services. This is its Spring 2011 newsletter.

http://www.thekentlink.co.uk/
HEALTH NEWSLETTER: Kent LINk newsletter (Summer 2010)

The Kent LINk is a health and social care network which helps local people work together to influence and improve Kent's health and social care services. This is its Summer 2010 newsletter.

http://www.thekentlink.co.uk/
HEALTH NEWSLETTER: Kent LINk newsletter (Winter 2010)

The Kent LINk is a health and social care network which helps local people work together to influence and improve Kent's health and social care services. This is its Winter 2010 newsletter.

CASE STUDIES

http://www.i-l-m.com/
MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY: Emrys Green

Emrys Green is used to new clients reacting with surprise when they meet him for the first time. Although he's run his own company for four years, he's just 20 years old [NB at time of printing].... ...

The Kent LINk newsletter (Winter 2010)

The Kent LINk is a health and social care network which helps local people work together to influence and improve Kent's health and social care services. This is its Winter 2010 newsletter. The Kent LINk is a health and social care network which helps local people work together to influence and improve Kent's health and social care services. This is its Summer 2010 newsletter.

The Kent LINk newsletter (Winter 2010)

The Kent LINk is a health and social care network which helps local people work together to influence and improve Kent's health and social care services. This is its Winter 2010 newsletter.

HEALTH GUIDE: ACS - Take control

After an ACS diagnosis, you need time to absorb and adjust to what you've been through. Having to face a future that’s suddenly a lot less certain can make you feel out of control and anxious. 'One way to try to regain some control is to find out as much as you can about your condition, and what you can do for yourself to help manage it,' says Dr Jessica Walburn, Health Psychology Specialist. 'That can help your loved ones understand the lifestyle changes you need to make, too.' Here, we...

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