Your healthcare copywriter
Wow! A whole page just about me!
Let’s get acquainted! Hello! I’m Zia, a freelance healthcare copywriter, digital health journalist, word savant, and lover of medicine. I also answer to blogzilla.
Writing and science are my two nerdy indulgences. I’ve always loved them. At five years old, I wrote a “formal” letter to my mum asking for a science experiment kit. She said no.
Looking back, I don’t blame her. Just thinking about the inherent risks associated with small children, fire, and chemicals is unnerving. Plus, this was in the 1980s when these boxes of delights contained bona fide toxins, not to mention a healthy dose of danger.
Thankfully, my thirst for laboratory action was quenched during my Bachelor of Science. I lament the many glass microscope slides that were crunched as I fed my obsession.
After graduation, I spent over a decade working in the healthcare industry, learning about patients’ needs, fears, and worries, and practitioner’s pain points. This real-world experience, combined with academic prowess, makes me a unicorn among healthcare copywriters and an expert at medical copywriting.
I bring solid experience to the table. I’ve worked on research and in laboratories, not to mention many an office, and even a storage cupboard. No joke! Have you ever talked to a clinical trial monitor?
During my Master of Public Health, I had an epiphany and realised I could combine the art of words with healthcare, and pivot. Welcome to the world of medical copywriting!
I can write words that make an impression. Words that make you money.
I’ll take your complex ideas and translate them using the unparalleled power of narrative to the rapt attention of your audience. Let’s embrace who you are, use your brand voice, and shout about your unique value.
Plus, bonus time, I’m insatiably curious, always punctual, the perfect amount of fun, and obsessed with over-delivering.
If you’re looking for a healthcare copywriter who can get results beyond your expectations, and drive your health brand’s success with scroll-stopping words, you’ve got it…
(And I adore ellipses)
When I’m not wearing my healthcare copywriter hat
You can usually find me parked at my computer. I’m either knee deep in medical copywriting and wearing an appropriate healthcare copywriter hat, or should I say crown, and if not, I’m crafting a story slash encyclopaedia of my many fascinating adventures.
When I finally wrench myself away from my desk, I find joy in these things:
Riding one of my peculiar horses
Enjoying the visual cornucopia that is Netflix
Reading everything and anything
Baking uneven, but non-the-less delicious cakes
Gorging on chilli-based food stuffs
Walking my giant dogs so my FitBit doesn’t think I’m clinically dead
Spending beach time imagining how many sharks there are nearby
Wrestling with the continual desire to buy pretty houseplants yet knowing I’ll kill them
In my spare time…
You’ll find me on dog butler duties, leaving the lids off things, and travelling the globe. Here is some photographic evidence.
My favourite ex-race horse and my champion. Saying that, he came last in every race he won!
Dogs with colossal heads are the best.
Delicious, fresh puffer fish, anyone?
Stunning Patagonian glacier. Catch them while they still exist.
Nothing beats a gallop on the beach.
Temple trekking and casual leaning.
The Taj Mahal, and no, not the restaurant on the high street.
Apparently, I really love leaning in temples!