Writing & editing


"Contributions should be written clearly and simply so that they are accessible to readers in other disciplines and to readers for whom English is not their first language." 

(Instructions for authors - Nature)


I can create the following types of documents for you:

Medical communications

  • journal manuscripts
  • conference abstracts and poster presentations
  • patient education material

Clinical studies & regulation

  • clinical study protocols
  • clinical study reports
  • lay summaries

Market access

  • systematic literature reviews
  • economic evaluations
  • value messages

Please note that this list is not exhaustive; if you need help with something that is not listed, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


I can edit your written documents in the following ways:

Macroediting  - "The big picture"

Macroediting focuses on clarity, document structure & readability. I identify and provide solutions for the following:

  • unclear or ambiguous passages
  • a jumbled order of information within paragraphs, sections or chapters
  • unclear, inaccurate or incomplete presentation of information
  • incorporating suggestions and responses to queries from co-authors/co-owners into a new draft

Microediting - "The details":
Microediting focuses on issues such as grammar, consistency and accuracy. I identify and provide solutions for the following:

  • errors in grammar, spelling, syntax and punctuation
  • inconsistent spelling, capitalization, font usage, numerals and hyphenation
  • continuity errors such as loose ends
  • factually incorrect statements
  • potential legal liability
  • inconsistencies within the story

Quality check

The quality check involves careful proofreading before your document is publicized. During the proofreading process, I compare the proof or final copy of your document to the original edited copy. I check for the following: 

  • no omissions or missing pages
  • no awkward word or page breaks
  • any last inconsistencies or technical errors
iWrite - Freelance medical writing and editing based in Leiden.
iWrite - Freelance medical writing and editing based in Leiden.
iWrite - Freelance medical writing and editing based in Leiden.


I also provide the following services to help you meet your writing goals: 

  • fact checking
  • research and gap analysis
  • annotations (ie, checking for correct usage of references and documenting the location of the information that is cited in your document)


Fees are determined by the scope of the project and can be charged either as a fixed price per project or on a hourly rate. Feel free to contact me to discuss your specific project and I can send you an offer for the work to be done.