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Jane McQueen

Main Details

Full name Jane McQueen
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

- Evidence-based health information - Consumer information - Medical and pharmaceutical communications - Online content - Writing - Editing

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing
Last updated 01-07-2016 12:13

Biography

Employment
- Nov 2006 – present
Freelance health editor and writer (part time) www.writtenwell.co.uk
Including: consumer magazine editorial for Mind and Smith & Nephew; consumer health information for Bupa.co.uk and other websites such as www.babycentre.co.uk; medical communications eg Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare,Virgo Health, Woolley Pau

- Sep 2007 – April 2010
Medical editor, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (part time)

- Aug 2001 – Nov 2006
Managing editor, Bupa health information team
The job involved:
• project managing print and web publications such as factsheets on health conditions and treatments, the Bupa website health information area, patient information booklets, a Bupa customer magazine, clear health.

Nov 2000 – Jul 2001
Editorial assistant for Pharmaprojects
Pharmaprojects provides drug R&D intelligence to the pharmaceutical industry. My work included researching pharmaceutical developments via press releases, journals and conferences, writing for the monthly magazine, sub-editing to house style and proofreading.

Sep 1999 – Sep 2000
Explainer, Science Museum London (part time)
Making science fun by explaining interactive exhibits in an entertaining way.

Training and skills
• Writing and editing training
Magazine production, Publishing practice (at LCC); feature-writing (PMA training); sub-editing, proofreading and producing patient information.
• Other training
Critical Appraisal of Skills Programme (CASP) training. Business training in project management, communication, time management, persuading and influencing and assertiveness.
• Computer skills
QuarkXPress, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Illustrator and Acrobat

Education
Sep 2005 – present: University of Bristol (part time)
PgDip Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health
Sep 1999 – Jun 2000: Imperial College/ Wellcome Institute
MSc History of Medicine, Distinction
Sep 1994 – Jun 1998: University of Edinburgh
BSc Physiology, First class honours