About Us

We Improve Your Content Marketing Outcomes While You Improve Patients’ Lives

Greetings. I’m Heather Johnson. I launched OutWord Bound Communications in 1999. I help B2B companies—primarily in drug development, medical device, and digital health/DTx—plan and develop technical and/or scientific content. I provide quality content that builds brand awareness and trust, engages and educates your audience, and helps convert interested prospects into loyal customers.

Why work with me?

Heather Johnson from OutWord Bound Communications

I Get MedTech.

I’ve been turning complex, technical topics into engaging content for over 20 years. My work in medtech began in 2016 for a company that’s now part of RQM, a global medical device and diagnostics consulting firm. Fascinated by all the innovation happening in medical device, life sciences, and the technology that powers these industries, I made these sectors my primary focus.

Over the years, I have navigated a broad range of topics: surgical robotics, neural interfaces, artificial intelligence and machine learning, SaMD, wearable devices, surgical stents and sealants, and so much more. I’ve written about EU MDR and IVDR, quality management, and AAMI/UL standards. I’ve written about plastic bags and ball bearings. The list goes on.

My clients include global CROs and CDMOs, pharma/biopharma consulting firms, digital health and SaaS start-ups, huge medical supply companies, clinical technology companies, a central laboratory, and many more in drug development, medical device, digital health, and healthcare technology. Therapeutic area expertise includes neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and oncology.

What does this mean for you? I provide smart strategy and content geared toward your target audience. I have the industry background to develop thoughtful analysis backed by credible research. I deliver fresh ideas for frazzled teams. And because I’ve been in business for a long time, I need little oversight.

A Consultative Approach

As white paper specialist Gordon Graham says, would you rather have a typist or a partner? Many good writers can follow a brief and provide a well-written draft. I go a few steps further, offering fresh ideas to maximize the value of your content.

What does this mean for you? When you work with me, you get more than a scribe. You get a writer that brings clarity, direction, perspective, and confidence to your content marketing efforts.

An Athlete Mindset

In my other life, I’m a runner and cyclist and competed for about 20 years. All those hours training and racing honed by ability to set and achieve goals and follow through on my commitments.

What does this mean for you? I do what I say. I know the value of teamwork and can work solo for hours on end. I help you create clear content goals, evaluate opportunities for improvement, and find gaps where you can slip in and surge ahead. And I spend a lot of time in motion brainstorming things like your content strategy.

A Journalism Skillset

Ten-plus years in journalism helped me develop solid writing skills that I continue to work on today. I value originality and accuracy. And research and deadlines are embedded into my DNA.

What does this mean for you? I know what editors look for in bylined articles, and I know my way around PubMed. And whether you need a copy platform and website copy or a Q3 content roadmap, drafts will be on time or early. I do my best to get it right from the start, which saves you precious time.

What Else?

I also volunteer with CatTown, a nonprofit that helps Oakland’s most vulnerable shelter cats. When I work from home, my own rescue kitty, Geoff, is usually sleeping beside me. He makes frequent appearances on video calls, just so you know.

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