Samson McDougall is a journalist, copywriter, editor and science graduate. His work encompasses everything from web copy for science museums to writing sexual health articles for universities, info sheets for first-in-category pharmaceuticals to brand messaging for wearable touch therapy by neuroscientists. Samson specializes in making the complex simple, using the English language to democratize knowledge through highly effective, accessible communication. He holds a BSc with a double major in Ecology and Zoology, a post graduate Diploma in Professional Writing & Editing, and has been working as a writer/editor for more than 15 years.
My work encompasses everything from web copy for science museums to writing sexual health articles for universities, info sheets for first-in-category pharmaceuticals to brand messaging for wearable touch therapy by neuroscientists. I've written marketing copy for bestselling authors at Penguin Random House Australia. I've developed brand strategies and tones of voice for everything from start-ups to some of the world's biggest and most innovative brands. I've edited magazines for some of Australia's most-loved organizations.A keen surfer, avid gardener, and father of two, I'm passionate about working for brands and organizations who, like me, are dedicated to helping people and keeping our planet beautiful shades of blue and green. I get a genuine thrill from making the complex simple, using language as a tool to break down barriers to knowledge. After all, English ain’t easy. But, used well, words can be a powerful force for good.
Favorite Purchase: Omron HEM-7121 Blood Pressure Monitor.
I have a relatively common condition known as White Coat Syndrome, whereby I get stressed when visiting my doctor or hospitals. Because of this, when I have my blood pressure checked by a doctor I get astronomical readings that result in a spiral of questions. Since I got a blood pressure monitor of my own, I can regularly check it at home, then tell my Dr how it's been tracking (it's generally fine).
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