Sophie Ash

Medical Journalist & Writing Coach,

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Medical Journalist & Writing Coach,
North York, ON M2N 7C5

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  • Freelance


University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey, Canada
BSc, 2014
Nutrition (Health & Biomedical Sciences)
2009 To 2014
Dissertation: Optimising The Student Diet Using Linear Programming: An Individualised Approach
Advisor: Professor Margaret Rayman


    With over 12 years' experience in healthcare and medical communications, I've produced a wide variety of materials ranging from Pharma-sponsored digital news articles, to advertorials published in scientific journals, to detailed white papers for oncologists.

    My expertise as a freelance writer lies in medical journalism, editorial pieces, sponsored content, blog articles, and content strategy, though I've been involved in almost all types of medical writing project throughout my career.

    Therapeutic areas include: nutrition (allergies, intolerances, digestive health, IBS, food sensitivities, IBD - Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis), neuroscience (neurology, mental health), health psychology, dermatology, rare diseases (inherited retinal disease, immunodeficiencies), metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia), biological rhythms (sleep disorders, light therapy), fertility (pre-natal screening, IVF, pregnancy), and oncology (breast cancer, prostate cancer, blood cancers - multiple myeloma, leukemia).

    Projects I have experience delivering: CME materials, slide decks, speaker notes, webinars, sales training modules, posters, marketing materials, video scripts, white papers, long-form summary reports, conference materials, advertorials, blog articles, magazine articles, journalistic articles, email marketing, journal ads, leave behinds, press releases, brochures, websites, detail aids, and more.

    I’ve worked with many brands, including: Align, Amgen, Astellas, Bausch, Eli Lilly, Gilead, Johnson & Johnson, Metamucil, Novartis, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Roche Diagnostics, Sanofi, and Valeant.

    If you have a project in mind, reach out and let's chat!

    Website: (editorial, health journalism, business coaching)

    Job History

    Medical Journalist & Writing Coach
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    October 2018 - present

    MedComms Solutions Inc.
    Senior Medical Writer & Copywriter
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    January 2019 - March 2022

    Klick Health
    Senior Medical Copywriter
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    December 2018 - January 2019

    On Your Plate Inc.
    Nutritional Consultant
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    June 2016 - August 2018

    The Health Sciences Academy®
    Instructional Designer & Health Writer
    September 2014 - January 2017

    Cactus Communications Inc.
    Freelance Medical Editor
    August 2014 - February 2015

    National Health Service
    Registered Dietitian
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    July 2010 - May 2014