SWL is committed to providing quality medical writing services which meet the highest scientific and ethical standards. Our work ethic is to deliver over and above and our clients acknowledge this quality in their testimonials.

Based in Scotland, we are privileged to be part of a developing landscape of over 250 MedTech companies and an expanding medical communications service industry.

Medical Communication Services

What We Offer

We are a small team of PhD and MD professional writers who specialise in medical education (CME) training materials and transcription services.

Medical Writing
MedComm Support

Medical and Scientific Writing

We have a wide-ranging portfolio of medical communication work with an established client-base and many testimonials. Our team members are:

✓ Expert writers in manuscripts and conference reviews
✓ PhD or MD qualified with a proven track record of publications

Continuing Medical Education (CME/CPD)

We are committed to developing high-quality training material for healthcare professionals, and privileged to be the content writers of several high-quality CME programs in Parkinson’s disease.

✓ CME materials development
✓ Grant writing
✓ Needs Assessments (gap analyses)

Webinar and Pre-Webinar Materials

We can develop the content for your next webinar.

✓ Event brochures
✓ Scriptwriting
✓ Slides decks and notes

Peer Review Manuscripts

✓ Conference highlights
✓ Original research
✓ Symposia reviews

Medical Communication Support Services

As specialists in MCSS, clients receive the benefit of over 35 years of administrative experience and rapid turnaround times.

MedComm Support

✓ Editing
✓ Fact-checking
✓ Quality Control

We can help write, edit, or QC your brochures, manuscripts, online course material, and slide decks.

What type of MedComms support do you need?

Medical Audio Transcription

To guarantee medical accuracy, SWL does not use automated transcription software.

Let us help you make your approval process more efficient by removing the time required by your compliance team to review audio.

Medical and Scientific Writing

We have a wide-ranging portfolio of medical communication work with an established client-base and many testimonials. Our team members are:

✓ Expert writers in manuscripts and conference reviews
✓ PhD or MD qualified with a proven track record of publications

Continuing Medical Education (CME/CPD)

We are committed to developing high-quality training material for healthcare professionals, and privileged to be the content writers of several high-quality CME programs in Parkinson’s disease.

✓ CME materials development
✓ Grant writing
✓ Needs Assessments (gap analyses)

Webinar and Pre-Webinar Materials

We can develop the content for your next webinar.

✓ Event brochures
✓ Scriptwriting
✓ Slides decks and notes

Peer Review Manuscripts

✓ Conference highlights
✓ Original research
✓ Symposia reviews

Medical Communication Support Services

As specialists in MCSS, clients receive the benefit of over 35 years of administrative experience and rapid turnaround times.

MedComm Support

✓ Editing
✓ Fact-checking
✓ Quality Control

We can help write, edit, or QC your brochures, manuscripts, online course material, and slide decks.

What type of MedComms support do you need?

Medical Audio Transcription

To guarantee medical accuracy, SWL does not use automated transcription software.

Let us help you make your approval process more efficient by removing the time required by your compliance team to review audio.

About Us

Who We Are​

Scientific Writers Ltd was founded in 2019 by Allison Kirsop in a rebranding of Rosswrite Medical Writing (2016-2019). This small company specialises in medical communications, expanding to a team of 6 within 5 years.

About the Company

We work closely with clients to deliver on time and on budget

Our writers are all members of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) – some with several years of experience in voluntary positions within the organisation. We are proud to hold many advanced EMWA training proficiencies within our team.

Allison Kirsop

Founder & Director

Allison gained a Ph.D. in BioInorganic Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, UK in 2008. As a research chemist, she worked on the design of antiviral drugs against HIV and went on to develop drug delivery mechanisms for bone cancer and diabetes therapies. Allison is an active EMWA volunteer who served 3 years as a sub-committee member on the Freelancer Business Group.  She is currently the EMWA Assistant Web Manager and Chairperson of the Special Interest Group in Business Development. (#EMWABDSIG)
Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

We have worked with many clients across several scientific disciplines. Here’s what they say about us.

"Allison has become a person we have thoroughly enjoyed working with for all of our medical writing needs at Oruen. Her extensive knowledge in medicine is one of the key factors why we have used Allison’s services on numerous occasions and continue to do so. She’s a great writer of manuscripts as well as putting together informative slides and discussion guides for our video interviews. She also offers so much more and we know we are in good hands if we ask Allison to take on a project. She always goes above and beyond to ensure timelines are met which is something we value very highly as well. We are so happy to work together as she is also a great individual, if you are looking for a medical writer, then look no further - Allison is brilliant, deal with confidence!"

Ryan Joshi

Director of Sales and Marketing, Oruen LTD.
"We have worked with Allison for the last several years in different areas of medical writing e.g creating summaries for videos, conference talk summaries and article summaries. I would highly recommend Allison for her medical writing work."

Dr. Sanil Rege

Consultant Psychiatris and Found, Psych Scene
"I had the pleasure of collaborating with Allison Kirsop during her PhD at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. Our specific collaboration yielded an important paper published in 2009 in the ACS journal, Inorganic Chemistry. In this work Allison synthesised novel anti-HIV compounds (vanadyl xylylbicyclam complexes) and showed that they were effective in blocking HIV-1 and HIV-2 strain entry into cells, with bioactivities comparable to market leading drugs. I found it very easy to get along with Allison during this productive collaboration.

Allison has since worked in other cutting-edge areas of research including regenerative medicine, and over the past few years has successfully served as the Editorial Manager of the journal, Neuroendocrinology which further demonstrates her ability to adapt to different challenges. I have no hesitation in recommending Allison for her wide-ranging scientific abilities and intellect."

Dinesh Soares

Senior Managing Editor, ACS Publications at American Chemical Society
"I had the pleasure to work with Allison in a research team at the University of Edinburgh. Allison is an intelligent, creative and hard working person. She works well in the laboratory environment as an independent individual and well as a team player. She has the ability to turn her hand to pretty much everything, and as such often solves a problem in a new or innovative way."

Kate Cameron

Director, Cytochroma UK
"Allison is one of EMJ's most valued and reliable medical writers. She is flexible and proactive when project timelines have to be adapted, and goes above and beyond to swiftly complete additional tasks or resolve queries. The quality of her writing is excellent, consistently delivering on client briefs across a wide range of therapeutic areas. As an example of some recent client feedback on one of her articles: 'It absolutely captures the critical points for both expert disciplines [Hepatology & Radiology] when treating CLD patients. The article really is of great quality!'"

Courtney Elyse Jones

Head of Digital Learning & Analytics, European Medical Journal
"Allison has been employed by the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh to provide training courses in scientific writing for both undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc) students. One of the challenges we set her was to help with bringing the skills of overseas MSc students up to the standard required to write an effective thesis. Since the introduction of Allison's training sessions we have noted a marked improvement in the quality of these students' writing skills and have been delighted with her contributions on this front. As the Director of Teaching I value Allison's work very highly and can recommend her as someone who can engage well with a diverse range of students and is always prepared to be flexible in the help and guidance she provides."

Philip Bailey

Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
"Allison is one of the ablest people I know in taking forward projects and managing programmes. Her ability is partly the result of natural commitment and flair, and partly the result of the wide range of experience she has had in her work. She is able to sort out large and complicated problems, with total reliability and a deep sense of responsibility, setting the highest standards for herself and the overall outcome."

Howie Firth

Director, Orkney International Science Festival
"Allison worked as a freelance copy editor on academic books for the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2011 whilst I was the Senior Production Controller. Her work is always of high quality and she has an excellent editorial eye for punctuation and grammar errors. Allison is able to work within tight deadlines whilst dealing with large projects. She also maintains high quality when working under pressure to meet these deadlines. I would have no hesitation in using Allison for academic texts in the future and I can highly recommend her as an experienced copy editor."

Carl Saxton

Publisher Relations Manager, Cambridge Assessment International Education
Careers

Join our network of freelance medical and science communicators

Are you a PhD or MD looking for a change in career direction? Are you an experienced freelance writer looking for the security of regular work? Contact us for more details and to register your interest in joining our team of freelance medical communicators.

SWL has a small network of subcontractors experienced in medical and scientific writing and is looking to expand this group of experts.

You must have evidence of published recent work in an area of medicine, or be willing to undergo specific training in line with our portfolio of medical writing services.

Training costs apply but are minimal, and can be earned back quickly should you be accepted for regular freelance work.

Our training programme provides 1-to-1 coaching for you in our specialist areas of medical writing and you will receive feedback from two highly experienced writers to support your development.

Any offer of regular work is conditional upon meeting the high standards expected and further information is available on enquiry.

Become a PhD Affiliate

Science graduates are invited to join our pool of PhD Affiliates. Internship opportunities exist for the right people. If you possess a great work ethic and can provide evidence of slide work and/or manuscript writing, get in touch.

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