Freelance Directory

Dr. Susan Libretto

Sue Libretto Publications Consultant Ltd


+44(0) 7887 876699

London Road
Surrey GU20 6PJ
United Kingdom

Skills And Services Offered:

Well-qualified and competent in medical writing, editing, and medical communications with extensive experience in many therapeutic areas.

While not exhaustive, the following lists the types of services provided:

  • Journal submissions

    e.g. primary papers (from clinical trial reports or raw data), health economics & outcomes research manuscripts, review papers, case studies, letters to the Editor

  • Congress-related activities

    e.g. abstracts, scientific posters, symposia abstract books, conference reports/symposia proceedings, competitor reviews

  • Meetings

    e.g. advisory board reports, executive summaries, meeting reports, slide presentations

  • Research & Development materials

    e.g. clinical study protocols, clinical study reports, investigator brochures

  • Product-support materials

    e.g. product monographs, detail aids, key paper summaries, slide presentations & associated text

  • Medical education materials

    e.g. books and book chapters, newsletter/magazine articles, slide kits, training manuals

  • Patient and lay-public resources

    e.g. patient information leaflets, disease information booklets

  • Articles for Internet readership and has web-based writing experience
  • Copy editing

  • 'Bespoke' & 'one-off' medical writing specific to requirement.

  • Experience as a ‘Medical Information Officer’


Experience in a wide range of specialities, willing to work in any clinical therapeutic area, and skilled in learning new subjects, including:

  • Anti-virals/bacterials/fungals (e.g. HIV/AIDS infection)
  • Cancer (e.g. breast, lung, multiple myeloma)
  • Cardiovascular disease (e.g. hypertension, atherosclerosis)
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal (e.g. IBS, Chrons's, colitis, ulceration, GERD, antimetics, constipation)
  • haematology (e.g. anaemia, erythropoietin)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders/Rheumatology (e.g. rheymatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, tendinitis)
  • Nephrology (e.g chronic kidney disease, bone mineral disease)
  • Neurology (e.g. Alzheimer's disease, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, stroke, neuropathic pain, restless legs, migraine)
  • Opthalmology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain (e.g. COX-2 inhibitors, NSAIDs, opioids)
  • Psychiatry (e.g. schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Regenerative medicine (e.g. cartilage repair)
  • Respiratory disease (e.g. asthma, COPD, inhaler devices)
  • Urology (e.g. incontinence/overactive bladder, erectile dysfunction)
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Women's health (e.g. contraceptives, HRT)

Other areas:
  • Health economics/outcomes research, including NICE/SMC submissions
  • Paediatrics
  • Secondary prevention
  • Toxicology and pathology.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Other Information:

  • Over 12 years experience of medical writing and editing within the pharmaceutical industry (GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, latterly with Janssen-Cilag as Medical Writer & Publications Manager UK & RoI), and a medical communications company, and self-employed for over 10 years

  • Worked alongside key opinion leaders and consultants worldwide; covered conferences and advisory boards. Clients mainly from within major pharmaceutical companies, medical communications agencies, and publication houses, although also individuals

  • Experience as a part-time Managing Editor on three journals, gaining a view from 'the other side' of publishing, with insight into what editors and reviewers are specifically looking for in publications

  • Experience of interim management, providing short-term ‘hands-on’ medical writing, editing, and communications

  • Experience as a Medical Information Officer, answering medical enquiries and writing standard letters

  • Conscientious about all work undertaken, providing clients with a high standard of service and quality of work, with adherence to timelines

  • Qualifications: PhD, BSc (Hons), MI Biol; Member of EMWA, EASE, CSE.