CV of Sophie Johnson
December 2011 - Present: Founder at Big Eye Dear
Providing strategic, copywriting and creative services in healthcare communications - including ethical, OTC, DTC and animal health - across all therapy areas: from creating and presenting top-line multimedia pitch concepts right through to completing and checking reference packs. Skilled in the dark art of Zinc and Atlas!
January - December 2011: Head of Copy, CDM London
Managing a team of creative and scientific writers. Responsible for the overall copy output of the agency. Working on a range of European and UK healthcare communications for healthcare professionals and patients, including oncology, diabetes, HIV, anticoagulation, bi-polar disorder, nephrology, post-menopausal osteoporosis, migraine, Alzheimer's.
December 2003 - December 2010: Deputy Creative Director / Creative Group Head / Senior Copywriter, nitrogen (Huntsworth Health), Marlow
Training and mentoring writers and other members of the creative department, working on healthcare professional and patient materials (all media) across Europe and the UK. Specialist areas included haemophilia, MS, HIV, diabetes, vaccinations, cardiovascular, migraine, contraception and continence. Working seamlessly across brand comms, med comms and PR offering a truly integrated approach.
June 2002 - December 2003: Copywriter, RFA Advertising, Oxon
Sole full-time copywriter working with Creative Director and Art Director on concepts and long copy for a range of Animal Health products, healthcare products and B2B accounts.
December 1999 - June 2002: Copywriter, Bray Leino Ltd, Southwest UK
Working on a range of consumer, OTC and DTC accounts across all media (TV, radio, web, print, etc).
1997-1999: Translator, the Universal History of Numbers
Translating this international bestseller from French into English, in a team of 4, for the Harvill Press.
The Open University: Forensic Psychology (via FutureLearn)
The University of Liverpool: Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture (via FutureLearn)
The University of Manchester Double Honours in French (2:1) and Spanish (2:1) with Distinction in Spoken Spanish
A Levels in English Literature, Psychology and French
11 GCSEs: English Language/Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Art, French, German, Spanish, Humanities