Chatting with Sophie Albon, Freelance Medical Writer and Editor


Steve Scott at Media Contacts has chatted with Sophie Albon, Freelance Medical Writer and Editor.

What attracted you to this career in the first place?

I fell into it. I came out of uni with a science degree with no idea what I could do with it, other than lab work/a PhD. I stumbled across a Scientific Editor role and the rest is history!

What’s your favourite part of your job?

Working with different clients and agencies and Learning about different therapy areas

What is the most challenging experience you have faced?

Managing workload and client expectations is a constant challenge when editorial resource is limited (there are a lot of late nights)

What’s the funniest memory and/or highlight of your career so far?

Being quickly promoted to Senior Medical Writer

What’s a typical day look like for you?

  • Attend internal and client status meetings
  • Write the first draft of a primary manuscript/poster/oral presentation
  • Take in client comments on medical training slides

What would your key tasks in a typical day be?

As above (attend meetings, write materials, address client comments)

Thanks, Sophie. Have a great day!

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