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Heather Jones

Freelance Writer


Disability, Pediatrics, Mental Health, General Health, Wellness


University of Guelph



Whether it's a medical condition, or an important social issue, I like to take difficult information and turn it into something understandable, accessible, and relatable. There are few things I value more in my career than when a reader takes the time to tell me they connected on a personal level with something I wrote, or that my words have helped them in some way.

— Heather Jones


Heather M. Jones is a freelance writer with hundreds of bylines in over 30 publications. Her writing primarily focuses on health and wellness, parenting, disability, and feminism. Her reported health articles have been featured in The Washington Post, Healthline, Parents, Today's Parent, SingleCare, and others.


 Heather received her BAH in English from the University of Guelph in 2003.

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