Profile

Professional Development

As a freelance writer I recognise the importance of maintaining an up-to-date skill set. As a member of MedComms Networking and the associated freelancer group The MedComms Workbook, I attend specialist meetings and workshops focussed on recent developments in Medcomms. I also benefit from online and real-world support from a network of colleagues in the MedComms community.

Background

Prior to my career as a freelance medical writer I held a number of positions within pharmaceutical and communications industries including:

  • Medical Writer positions at Communigen Ltd, Caudex Medical Ltd and Thomson Gardiner Caldwell plc
  • European Training Manager at Visible Genetics plc
  • Molecular Biologist at AdProTech Ltd

I hold the following professional qualifications and have academic experience as below:

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Medical Biochemistry (Cardiff)
  • 2 years postgraduate research at Oxford University investigating the way in which genetic mutations affect prion protein structure
  • 3-month internship at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland

Software Experience

I have experience in the use of the following software products and tools:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Mendeley, RefMan and Endnote reference management software
  • Datavision publication planning tool