A new year, a new member of Scientia Scripta

January promises a fresh start and new challenges. So we begin this new year by welcoming another member to our team, science writer Deborah Oakley.

Deborah is no stranger here, having already worked with us as a freelancer. In 2013 she made significant contributions to our work on REF impact case studies. Her work is helping a leading UK university to highlight the ‘real world’ impact of its academic research through engaging web copy. Deborah also crafted some journalistic science articles, which were recently published in a University of Manchester stakeholder magazine.

Before she ‘went freelance’, Deborah spent the summer months on an internship under Edwin’s watch. As her mentor, he taught her to think innovatively, be an entrepreneur and produce quality work at a fast pace. Deborah soon fed this training back into the student science magazine which she had founded when studying for her biomedicine degree.

We are delighted to welcome Deborah as a full time employee and member of Scientia Scripta. Our larger team increases our flexibility and allows us to bring a multi-dimensional approach to new projects. Deborah’s spark will help us to ‘work clever’, melding well written words with efficient workflows and excellent project management. We are ready to build on the success of 2013!

“I am looking forward working at Scientia Scripta and getting my teeth stuck into the writing,” says Deborah. “We have some exciting projects in the pipeline – and more capacity to keep you in touch.”


Deborah has plans to send out a regular newsletter with news about our projects, tips on how to write well about research and thought provoking articles on science communication, marketing and much more… All she needs now are some readers, so please subscribe!

Filed under: Communication strategy,science copywriting,science writing | By Deborah on February 4, 2014 at 7:33 am

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