Freelance profile

Gill Hitchcock

Experienced writer of news and features on the NHS, government, technology, local public services. Strong sub-editing and copy editing skills. Five years writing for Guardian News and Media; sub-editing and publishing content using Guardian CMS. Editor for eight years of in-depth public sector reports for Kable. Strong interpersonal skills, interviewing government ministers, directors of public services, voluntary organisations and trade union leaders. Keen interest in open government, freedom of information and NHS. Features include data protection, telehealth, patient information, dementia, stroke services, government procurement and G-Cloud. Proven ability to work to changing deadlines in pressured environment.

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Contact details:

Region/nation: London
Country: United Kingdom
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Feature writerRates: Print media
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
Commissioning editorRates: Print media
ReporterRates: Reporter
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
ProofreaderRates: Sub-editing
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  • Current affairs
  • Technology
  • Politics
  • Health and fitness
  • Local government
  • Trade unions
  • Disability
  • Education

Major clients:

  • Guardian News and Media
  • Dods
  • Government Computing
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Profile last updated: 2019-06-30 15:46:26

Extra information:

Gill Hitchcock is a freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years’ experience in publishing. For five years she was an assistant editor at Guardian News and Media, where she wrote news and features on public sector ICT, the NHS and social care. Her role included sub-editing and publishing online content using the Guardian’s CMS and Photoshop. 

The subjects she covers include dementia care; informatics, including telehealth and electronic records; freedom of information and transparency; and the accessibility of online public services. 

Her news and features for the Guardian are available here.

For the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Gill’s wide-ranging features include:

Royal commission: keeping ballet dancers en pointe

Opportunity knocks: informatics and the paperless NHS

Her content for is here.

Gill has extensive experience of editing in-depth reports, gained over her many years with public sector market intelligence specialist Kable.

She began her publishing career at Panos, a charity providing information about sustainable development. At Panos she was responsible for the editing and page layout of books and magazines.


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