Copywriter England

Channel: Good practice guide

Role: Writer, editor and proofreader

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Key challenge: Carrying out a heavy copy edit and revision of the material to produce a consistent tone throughout this practical guide produced by the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP). The aim was to help businesses think about how they can create a healthy workplace for employees with chronic illness.

The 40pp resource was written in English by German colleagues of the ENWHP, and I was required to rewrite as necessary following consultation with the partner countries. I also wrote the conclusion to the document and worked on the leaflet produced to promote the resource to organisations and workplace advisers.
There is a strong business case for investing in workplace health. The challenge for employers is to find a balance between meeting the targetes for the business and the health needs of employees with chronic illness.

Excerpt: “Chronic illness poses a major challenge – it is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Europe, and has a major impact on the expectancy of life lived in good health. In addition, there is reasonable evidence that chronic disease affects earnings, ability to work, job turnover and disability.”

Testimonial: Wow, thank you.

I don’t know how you did it (perhaps a night without sleep), but you certainly have managed to turn this report around. I was much more engaged with the text, it flows very well.

Kathleen Houston, SCHWL