BSc (Hons) Human Biology class 2i
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 1994
ISMPP Certified Medical Publications Professional
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)
Synamedi Writing Ltd; High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire; 2005 to present
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.
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
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.
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
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.