Nicholas brings a wealth of experience to scientific-writing.net as the Managing Editor.
He has worked for over 10 years as a medical writer for two international agencies, Edanz Group and Medicus International, where he helped pharmaceutical and academic authors develop manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals together with congress-related publications. He provided medical writing services to a number of local and international pharmaceutical companies based in Japan, Europe and the USA. His input included assistance with developing manuscript outlines and full drafts in collaboration with the authors using clinical study reports and protocols as a foundation.
Nicholas has also provided expert English language editing services to authors writing in English as a second language via Stallard Scientific Editing, Edanz Group, and personal contacts. He has also provided expert advice to authors on the scientific content of manuscripts, selecting appropriate target journals, statistical issues, and how to address peer review comments. Nicholas has worked in a number of clinical and scientific fields, including diabetes, oncology, endocrinology, orthopedics, cardiology, and nutrition.
Before commencing in the field of medical writing, Nicholas completed a BSc in Physiology from the University of Bristol, a PhD in Diabetes/Endocrinology from Queen Mary, University of London, a postgraduate certificate in biochemistry (protein structure) from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a certificate in Sub-Editing and Design from the London School of Journalism. He has co-authored 12 peer-reviewed articles in published in international diabetes, endocrinology and biochemistry journals. He also worked as a research assistant at the London Sport Institute, where he was involved in sports science research and epidemiology of overweight/obesity in relation to physical activity in children and adolescents in Europe.
Throughout his career, Nicholas has gained valuable understanding of the medical writing process and the needs of authors writing in English as a second language. Nicholas has also gained complete understanding of the ICMJE and COPE recommendations in relation to authorship and conflicts of interest.