Amanda Barrell

Amanda is good at talking to people, whether that's face-to-face, online or in print. She is a professional journalist, copywriter, editor and social media co-ordinator who specialises in telling stories.


NCTJ-qualified, Amanda has worked extensively in newspapers, meaning she can write about anything and is up to date with media law. Because she has also worked at a healthcare communications agency, Amanda has an in-depth knowledge of the NHS and medical sciences, particularly in the areas of MS and diabetes. She also has experience of working with the third sector, so understands editorial processes from all angles.

Amanda finds it easy to adapt her tone of voice to meet the audience, and is just as comfortable working with complex technical information as she is writing evocative yet sensitive human-interest pieces.

She has edited magazines, managing the whole process from content and page planning, to working with production teams on design. Amanda has also managed and edited news websites, led on e-learning and e-book projects, covered major medical meetings for healthcare professional publications and written technical whitepapers based on original research.



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"Amanda has a great ability to quickly master a subject matter of great complexity and then package the information in a very engaging way for a variety of audiences – professional, public, adult or child. People love working with her, she is a real collaborator,"


Sophie Randall, managing director, Oyster Healthcare Communications.


"Amanda's articles for Medical News Today are always a pleasure to edit. She's able to convey complex medical topics in an accessible and engaging manner. An excellent writer and a pleasure to work with as a freelancer. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Amanda as a freelance healthcare journalist and copywriter,"

Lana Burgess, assistant editor, Healthline 

"Amanda is a versatile and reliable journalist; I've used her on a variety of projects and been impressed with her project handling skills and the quality of content produced,"

Jackie Mitchell, commercial digital content editor, Johnston Press

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