About me


I am a freelance medical writer, working within medical communications, and have a special interest in oncology and ophthalmology.


I have 29 years of experience in medical communications and publishing and have been freelancing for the past 18 years. During these latter years, I have built enduring relationships with a number of clients and enjoy making new connections for shorter-term projects.


I work remotely from my office near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK, but am happy to attend on-site meetings where relevant. Usually, projects involve me working alongside your in-house editorial and/or design teams, on a project-by-project basis or through longer-term account-wide support.


As you can read in my testimonials, my clients describe me as 'organised', 'detail orientated', 'reliable, 'professional' and 'personable'. 


Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of working on numerous exciting and worthwhile projects and am grateful to still love the job that I do. I don't think I will ever tire of learning how complex the human body is or marvelling at the advances in medicine that are being made. 


As well as being a freelance medical writer, I am a science geek, avid book reader and history enthusiast. 


My guiding principles

Effective transmission of ideas and information – the goal of medical communication – relies on capturing the reader's attention and getting the point across clearly. Of course, with this being medical information, it is critical for the narrative to be unambigious and factually correct.   


For me, these three pillars of relevance, clarity and accuracy are central to all my work.



Translating medical data and facts into a narrative that is meaningful to the reader


Delivering the information in a clear and logical manner so that it is easy to understand


Ensuring the content is reliable, credible and factually correct, and phrasing is precise

My background


Before setting out on my own in 2005, I worked for 11 years in-house at a medical communication agency, medical publishing company and a medical film and communications company, including:

  • 5 years at PAREXEL Medical Marketing Services Europe Ltd, Uxbridge
    (Senior Writer and then Editorial Projects Manager)

    engaged in publication planning and writing across publications, medical education, clinical trial recruitment and retention support, website content, symposia and advisory board meetings
  • 4 years at Science Press Ltd, London
    (Senior Editor and then Managing Editor)

    ​managing the publication of medical books for general practitioner and specialist readerships
  • 2 years at Medi Cine International, London
    (Medical Writer)

    writing content and ensuring medical accuracy for promotional medical videos, CD-ROMs and print publications


My qualifications


  • BSc Honours degree in Human Biology (class 2i)
  • ISMPP Certified Medical Publications Professional (CMPP)
  • Advanced and Foundation Certificates in Medical Writing from the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA)

My affiliations


  • Member of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA)
  • Member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)
  • Member of the British Science Association (BSA)



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