Writing a profile
Prolific profile writer and adviser on the Student BMJ, Clare Hughes gives some advice on how to do justice to the person you are profiling and get published
- By: Clare Hughes
Profile writing can be incredibly rewarding: not only can you write an article to be proud of but you can also meet some interesting people along the way.
For the Student BMJ, you can write about anyone who has an interesting or different career. And the person does not have to be one of the great and the good; if you find someone's career fascinating then others will too.
You might choose to write about a television personality, a Nobel prize winner, or someone who has overcome the odds to achieve their dream. You could also write about an unknown person who has inspired you. Conversely, you could decide on the career path that you want to write about and then find someone within that field who's has an interesting professional life.
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