journalism – research - copywriting – proofreading – ghostwriting

 

For a selection of news stories and features visit, www.mettleandmirth.co.uk

I have 10 years' experience as a news reporter, content/news editor, investigative journalist and features writer primarily for UK regional press, with numerous commissions for national and international press over the years, including for the Guardian and Adventure Travel and In the Snow magazines.

My work traverses multiple sectors including the military, health, education and local government as well as well as human interest stories.

I am currently working as a freelance journalist and am passionate about impactful journalism. If you know of an issue you think warrants researching or investigating, or a story you think needs telling, please contact me.

For more information about my work, please see a selection of my stories on my portfolio website www.mettleandmirth.com and for more on my professional background, please visit my LinkedIn Page:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/fran-mcelhone-856aaa38/

I am a stickler for good grammar and it’s essential to me that stories flow, are engaging and include all the necessary detail. I also hold the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ (NCTJ) National Certificate Examination which is a professional qualification and includes media law.

Please contact me with copywriting, proofreading, or any other editorial enquiries including ghostwriting for that family memoir you’ve always wanted to get published!

I am also on the NCTJ’s accredited shorthand teachers register.

My recent investigation into the rising number of frontline NHS staff seeking mental health support can be found here:

www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/staggering-number-royal-cornwall-hospitals-2336010

Three of my recent investigations into the mental health sector, which have helped inform the work of Labour MP Ben Bradshaw and Conservative MP Johnny Mercer, can be viewed here:

Unprecedented rise in mental health admissions to the UK's A&Es:

http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/huge-rise-people-attending-ae-908854


Half of England's mental health care trusts report significant rise in 'psychiatric bed blocking' with the wait for nursing/residential home places the most significant reason:

http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/psychiatric-bed-blocking-being-tackled-989387

Research into veterans' mental health care reveals "patchwork" approach prompting a call for a national framework of care:

http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/significant-rise-veterans-mental-health-1001721