Portfolio

Here are a few of the projects I’ve delivered for clients in recent years.

Our future health

Embarking on support for a ground-breaking research study into preventable diseases, communications agency Claremont needed an experienced copywriter to turn highly technical source materials into simple but comprehensive information suitable for study volunteers. Working with them and using co-design approach, I prepared the participant information and consent documents, making sure everything was compliant with strict regulations and delivering above and beyond the client’s expectations.

The Institute of Cancer Research. Defeating cancer.

In an extremely busy period, the ICR needed support to rapidly deliver a range of communications collateral for the high-profile launch of their five-year strategy. Working with stakeholders within the ICR and its partner hospital, and with film, design and print agencies, I managed the delivery of eight short films, a pdf brochure and multichannel graphics. The launch made national headlines.

MindForward Alliance (formerly, City Mental Health Alliance). Mental health difficulties in children and young people.

The Alliance wanted to produce a practical toolkit for working parents. They had worked with charity contributors and corporate sponsors to plan the content, but needed someone to gather, consolidate and edit contributions into a coherent narrative. I drafted the copy, managed the review and approval stages with stakeholders, and worked closely with the designer to create a finished product that everyone is proud of and has been very well received by parents.

MindForward Alliance (formerly, City Mental Health Alliance). Impact of children's mental health on working parents.

Following my work on Mental health difficulties in children and young people, the client asked me to write up the results of their YouGov survey into this issue. I worked with YouGov’s reporting tool to analyse the raw data and draw out the most interesting, surprising and hard-hitting insights from the responses. Then drafted a succinct and engaging report of the results, using quotes from qualitative research to give a human voice to the findings.

Samaritans. Impact report 2021-2022

Samaritans’ activities are extensive and wide-ranging, so it’s challenging to distil their year into a succinct annual impact report. I have worked with them over several years to curate contributions from multiple teams into a coherent structure, and edit content to meet tone of voice and wordcount requirements. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and I’m proud to help Samaritans talk about their vital work and their need for continued support.

Royal Society. Celebrating scientists with disabilities.

This esteemed organisation wanted to champion scientists with disabilities during Disability Awareness Month, and inspire young people to see science as a career for them. Through face-to-face interviews with current scientists, and desk research about those from history – including in the Society’s fascinating archives – I developed profiles with warmth and humour about these fascinating lives.

University of Reading. Research highlights

The University of Reading approached me when they needed an extra pair of hands to help them report on the impact of their wide-ranging research portfolio. Working from primary research papers, and interviewing researchers, I prepared a series of 800-word articles describing the real-world benefits achieved by Reading scientists, from African vulture conservation to hospital efficiency in China.

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She is friendly and experienced, and I'm always confident that she'll get the job done well and on time…I would 100% recommend Jane to colleagues and peers. In fact, I have already done so.
MindForward Alliance
Farimah Darbyshire, Director of Programmes at MindForward Alliance
(previously known as City Mental Health Alliance)

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