About Synamedi

 

Synamedi Writing is run by Lyndsey Wood, a medical writer with 22 years' experience of medical communications
and publishing

 

Lyndsey has an Honours degree in Human Biology and is a member of EMWA, ISMPP and the BSA.
She has 11 years' in-house experience in medical publishing and communications and began freelancing in 2005

 

 

Detailed CV

 

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Hons Human Biology class 2i

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 1994
 

 

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)


 

EMPLOYMENT

Synamedi Writing Ltd; High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire; 2005 to present

Director

I provide freelance medical writing and editing services to medical communications, medical education, PR and pharmaceutical companies. This includes slide presentations, congress abstracts/posters, primary papers, advisory board meeting reports, clinical trial recruitment tools, brochures, books and sales/marketing materials.

 

I can assimilate the key issues rapidly across a number of therapeutic areas, and am experienced in translating and communicating a clear scientific story relevant to the audience and communication platform. My meticulous attention to detail has earnt me a reputation for excellence in editorial quality control. From my extensive experience within medical writing and publishing, I understand the pressures that my clients work against and therefore strive to deliver a professional service to brief, on time and to budget. 

 

PAREXEL Medical Marketing Services Europe Ltd; Uxbridge, Middlesex; 2000-2005

Editorial Projects Manager

At this large medical communications agency I was responsible for the timely and professional production of all deliverables for my assigned accounts. In addition, I liaised with production teams, opinion leaders and clients and reviewed the work of writers within my team. Alongside the management functions I also wrote and edited a number of communication materials including primary papers, abstracts, posters, clinical trial recruitment tools and presentations.

 

Senior Writer

As Senior Writer, I focussed on writing and editing for multiple accounts supporting pre- and
post-launch drugs. The projects ranged from scientific meeting proceedings and advisory board meeting reports to primary papers, and from congress abstracts to training materials.

 

Science Press Ltd; London; 1996-2000

Managing Editor

I was accountable for the editorial production of clinician's manuals and other publications for specialists at this medical publishing company. The role included scheduling all publications of the department, liaising with internal management and external customers and signoff for the department's entire publication list. Managing a team of around five Editors, I had responsbility for developing their editorial skills through training as well as managing the department's resourcing. 

 

Senior Editor

This position involved progressing an assigned collection of around six titles at any time from initial manuscript to printer-ready film. The work entailed editing or rewriting initial author drafts, incorporating author and reviewer amendments, preparing copy for typesetting and undertaking final quality-control procedures prior to printing.

 

Medi Cine International; London; 1994-1996

Medical Writer

My role at this medical communications company was to write scripts for promotional or educational medical videos and ensure the scientific accuracy and continuity of animation, visuals and voice-overs. In addition, I adapted video scripts for use in other media such as print and CD-ROM. 

 

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