About me

Several years ago, after my PhD, I decided to hang up my lab coat and delve into the world of medical communications, specifically publications. I went hands on into a role as editorial coordinator for a high-impact journal, then took a leap of faith and went full time as a freelance medical and scientific editor and writer. The last five years have been a journey of discovery and learning, and I'm loving it.  
 
Making these career transitions has opened my eyes to view science and medical communications in several perspectives; as the scientist or clinician, as the target journal or society, and of course as the medical writer. By immersing myself in my client's scientific journey I can integrate these perspectives into a cohesive, stimulating and accurate document.   
 
English is my mother tongue. I am comfortable to write, edit and proofread a variety of clinical and scientific documents across various specialities. I am consistent, articulate, and thorough in my work, with the principal aim of communicating effective and clear science to a varied audience. 

Laura A. Kehoe, PhD

Medical & Scientific Communications //
Editor and Writer
 
 
Editing & Proofreading
Medical writing
Scientific presentatations

Document types

I have worked on a variety of scientific and medical documents either at an individual level, working with other editors or with medical illustrators in academia and industry.

Publications:

  • Abstract writing for publications & conferences

  • Editorials

  • Basic and clinical research articles

  • Reviews

  • Point of view letters

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines

Business or industry:

  • Annual reports

  • Web content

  • Social media

  • Brochures 

  • Laboratory manuals

Academia:

  • Theses & dissertations

  • Grant proposals

  • Study & methodology protocols

  • Interviewing experts

Visual impact of scientific documents:

  • Presentations

  • Figures, graphs & images

  • Summaries & cover images

  • Web layout and usability

 
Neuroscience & Cognition
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Learning & memory
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuropsychology
Molecular & cellular biology
Hepatology
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Liver cancer
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver transplantation
Metabolism
Infectious diseases

This list is not exhaustive, my interests in science and my curiosity means that I am keen to take on projects in other scientific fields. 

Services

Let me be part of your project. Below is an example of some of the services I can provide:
 
Proofreading (Level 1): The article is ready for submission but requires a careful and detailed read to check for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and formatting consistency. 
 
Copyediting (Level 2): This includes the criteria in proofreading, but the article is thoroughly checked so the content is clear, concise, and information is complete. Some sentences will be reworded to improve clarity and flow of the writing. This includes checking tables and figures plus legends but does not include referencing unless requested by the author. 
 
Substantive editing (Level 3): All of the above but the document requires more editing to rewrite sections that do not read well or flow, but I will endeavour to maintain the authors original voice and meaning. With this level of editing, I will offer suggestions for improvements and give advice where needed. This will usually require revisions with the author and myself. 
 
Writing: I can work with a client on a writing project. We work together to generate a table of content for the document, to discuss referencing and illustrations, and to develop a plan for the writing and timings of the project. This requires a lot more communication between myself and the client to get the project realised. 
 
Consultancy: With my years of experience being a medical communicator and working in editing and writing, I can offer clients a consultancy role. This entails not just editing or writing, but I will review the article or document and provide advice, guidance and propose changes to improve the readability and impact of the article. I can offer support in submission, target journals and discuss how to proceed with the article.
 
We can discuss exactly what I can do for you in relation to your needs, budget, and deadlines. Fees will be determined on the time and extent of work needed on your project. I am completely transparent and will communicate clearly what I can provide to you.
 
I am also a registered member of the European Medical Writers Association (www.EMWA.org) and have obtained several credits by following their official workshops, as well as being the Chair of the Freelance Business Group and section editor of their journal Medical Writing.  
 
 
 
 

Contact

I would be happy to discuss your project with you, contact me to get the ball rolling. Either fill out the automatic form or contact me via email or phone. 

(+41) 078 72 71 700

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