Alistair Reeves BA (Hons), Editor in the Life Sciences
Ascribe Medical Writing and Translation
Alistair became a freelance writer, editor and trainer in 2002 after 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry in different roles in market research, clinical research, drug regulatory affairs, medical translation, medical writing, case report form design, and document management and publishing. He has extensive writing and editing experience in a wide range of clinical areas including endocrinology, oncology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular medicine, transplant surgery, traumatology and veterinary and laboratory medicine. Over the past 25 years, he has presented courses on many aspects of medical writing for commercial training organisations and regularly holds in-house courses for small and large pharmaceutical companies throughout Europe. He has given more than 50 workshops at almost all EMWA events since 1997 and is an Honorary Fellow of EMWA. He has also been a major contributor to ‘The Write Stuff’ and ‘Medical Writing’ with articles on language issues. Alistair served as EMWA Conference Director from 2012 to 2014 and returned to the role of EMWA Freelance Advocate for 2 years while Sam Hamilton concentrated on her (vice-)presidency. He retired as a freelancer and EMWA Workshop Leader in 2017, but still supports EMWA where possible, and edits occasional papers for former regular customers.