Helen JaquesI am a British news reporter, writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in medical and scientific journalism and publishing. My career has encompassed managing daily, weekly and monthly medical publications for internationally-renowned organisations.

I am currently senior communications manager at the National Institute for Health Research, which funds clinical, public health and social care research in England. I develop and deliver the annual communications plans for the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility, as well as help out with comms campaigns, news, press releases and digital.

I am was previously a senior medical editor at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which provides evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners in England.

I also write news and feature articles about clinical research, clinical practice, and medical and scientific careers on a freelance basis. I write largely for practicing clinicians, but have also written for non-specialists and once wrote a medical blog targeted at the general public. On the editing side, I provide freelance services in commissioning, substantive editing, copyediting and proofreading.

When I’m not writing or editing, I like to swim, cycle and run (sometimes all on the same day) and cook up tasty dinners and cakes.

I’m not currently accepting freelance commissions. Nevertheless, please feel free to contact me if you would like to enquire about my services.