Lucy Mitchell


Health tech writer.

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Hello! I'm Lucy.



I'm a technical writer from London.


I work across health/social care/pharma, always writing at the intersection of human experience and technology.


My varied background gives me unique insight: I've worked as a junior developer, a product owner, a product and documentation writer, and an MSc-level qualified Occupational Therapist in the NHS. My passion and area of expertise is older adult care & independence.


I like challenges, solving problems, and helping people.


Skills

Skills


Technical Skills:

Experience working with: Ruby/Rails, Sinatra, Javascript, Typescript, node.js, React/Redux, SQL/SQLite/PostgreSQL, RSpec, Capybara, Cucumber, Cypress, Github, Bootstrap, Semantic & Material UI. RESTful architecture, MVC, BDD/TDD, generic APIs, accessible & progressive web apps.

Extensive experience with Salesforce, RIO, CernerWorks, Millenium, ProductBoard, Notion, Jira and Confluence.

I have built docs from scratch using the Docs As Code method on MKDocs and Hugo. I have an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Anthropology, and an MSc in effective communications for people living with post-stroke aphasia (language loss). I'm always interested to learn more.


Keen Volunteer:

Food co-op, bike shelter, vegan community kitchen, elderly persons' home, cat rehoming centre, co-founded London's only all-women track cycling team, annual Macmillan Cancer Support bake sale, fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver & Gold awards.

I was a mentor at HackMed 2019, and my current volunteer role is with Age UK Hertforshire. I provide 1-1 support for older adults, helping them gain confidence and skills with digital devices and video calling. I also currently volunteer with North London NHS COVID-19 vaccination hub.

I write & self-publish gender neutral science fiction in my spare time, and used to run a not-for-profit DIY punk & hardcore record label.

Get in touch

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