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Bailey - Journalist - London, london City Of, UK

Madeleine Bailey

London, london City Of, UK


I’m a very experienced health journalist, editor and copywriter, having contributed to a wide variety of titles since leaving my role as deputy editor on Top Sante magazine in October 2004.
Currently I'm writing a series of articles to promote health awareness for Nuffield Health Hospitals, and have recently completed a six-month contract as managing editor at PSP Rare, taking care of the British Heart Foundation's membership magazine Heart Matters.
In the past, I've written extensively for the Daily Mirror’s Your Life section, including nine months as acting health editor at the paper. I also managed and edited Dr Miriam Stoppard’s health section on a freelance basis between February 2008 and January 2011, which involved frequent writing on edition.
Over the years I’ve edited pullout sections for the Daily Mirror, and been published in the Daily Express and The Sun, as well as a cross-section of women’s titles, including Top Santé, Healthy, Bella, Now, Family Circle, Slimming World, Best, Essentials, First, Spirit & Destiny, Boots Health & Beauty, Woman’s Own and Healthy Food Guide.
I've also done copywriting for pharmaceutical company Atlantis Healthcare and Fuel PR, and am regularly invited to attend media advisory boards held by public relations companies.




I’m a very experienced health journalist, having written features for a wide variety of consumer publications, from national newspapers such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express and the Sun to women’s magazines, including Top Sante, Healthy, Bella, Now, Family Circle, Slimming World, Best, Essentials, First, Spirit & Destiny, Boots Health & Beauty, Woman’s Own and Healthy Food Guide.
In addition, I’ve written for Heart Matters, British Heart Foundation’s membership magazine, One Heart, Atlantis Healthcare’s patient programme magazine and for regional press on behalf of Nuffield Health Hospitals.
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Work History

Acting editor

British Heart Foundation

August 2012 - December 2012

Editing Heart Matters, the BHF's membership magazine, on a short-term contract.

Managing editor

PSP Rare

August 2011 - February 2012

A temporary contract overseeing the British Heart Foundation's membership magazine Heart Matters.

Freelance journalist, editor and copywriter

Madeleine Bailey Ltd

From November 2008

• Writing health and women’s interest features for the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Top Sante, Healthy, Woman’s Own, Healthy Food Guide, Bella, Heart Matters (British Heart Foundation) and Slimming World
• Editing Edible Garden Show pullout supplement for the Daily Mirror (March 2011)
• Copywriting, Atlantis Healthcare (pharmaceutical company), Fuel PR and Nuffield Health Hospitals
• Managing Dr Miriam Stoppard’s daily health pages, including research and ghostwriting (Nov 2008 to Jan 2011)
• Planning, commissioning and editing gardening expert Pippa Greenwood’s Saturday page. (2006 to 2011)

Acting health editor

Daily Mirror

February 2008 - November 2008

Commissioning and editing the health features section from Feb to Nov 2008, covering maternity leave.

Freelance journalist

Madeleine Bailey Ltd

November 2004 - January 2008

Health, women’s interest and consumer features for: Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Now!, Healthy, Family Circle, Top Santé, Slimming World, Bella, Essentials, First, Spirit & Destiny, Boots Health & Beauty. Plus regular shifts at the Daily Mirror from October 2005 to March 2006.

Deputy editor

Top Sante magazine

June 2001 - October 2004

Duties included deputising for the editor in her absence, helping to plan long-term editorial strategy, promoting the magazine through media activities including radio, flatplanning, generating ideas, commissioning and editing copy and writing features.

Features editor

Top Sante

March 2000 - June 2001

Generating feature ideas, commissioning writers, editing copy, doing radio interviews on behalf of the magazine.

Executive copy editor

Top Sante

September 1999 - March 2000

Generating ideas, commissioning and editing features and overseeing production.

Chief sub-editor

Top Sante

August 1996 - August 1999

Organising the editorial production schedule and ensuring the magazine went to press on time, sub-editing copy, managing a department of three subs plus freelancers, and keeping within budget.


Self-employed sub-editor/journalist

September 1990 - August 2006

• Sub-editing for the following publications:
Sunday Mirror Magazine, TV Quick, TV Times, Woman’s Realm, Prima, Fashion Weekly, Times Higher Educational Supplement, Pride (bi-monthly consumer magazine for women of colour), Broadcasting Data Services (BBC Worldwide)
• Copywriting for fashion catalogue Racing Green
• Writing book reviews and features for Pride magazine
• Layout of catalogues for Pinter Publishers (academic book publisher)

Publications assistant

Videographic magazine

November 1989 - August 1990


Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Heart Matters

Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Heart Matters, the British Heart Foundation's membership magazine, plus annual, biannual and acquisitions minimags.

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