The Writing Point:Science team

The people behind Writing Point science writing training are senior scientist and medical writer Dr Russell Huby and professional writer and trainer Beverley Moore.

We bring together three key ingredients:

  • Knowledge of the scientific method.
  • Experience of the day-to-day problems experienced when scientists struggle to communicate in writing.
  • An understanding of the principles of clear and accurate writing and how to apply these in the context of scientific research.

This combination of scientific and writing expertise makes Writing Point workshops both practical and effective.

Dr Russell Huby

Independent toxicology consultant and medical writer

Russell is a former principal scientist with a research career spanning both academia and industry.

Following an Oxford University Biochemistry degree, he started his career with stints at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (Imperial College), the National Institute for Medical Research, and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. He then spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry with AstraZeneca (AZ), where he held a variety of research and research team management roles.

When AZ’s Alderley Park research labs closed, he had to choose between relocating with the company to the flatlands of Cambridge or staying put in the peak district hills. The hills won.

By this time, Russell had published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and written more research proposals, meeting abstracts and posters than he cares to remember. Keen to develop his writing skills further, he made a move into medical writing and spent two years with a medical communications company.

He now focuses on consultancy report writing, reviewing regulatory documents, and providing input to Writing Point: Science workshop programmes.

Beverley Moore

Professional writer and trainer at Writing Point

Photo of writing skills trainer Beverley MooreAs a freelance writer, Beverley writes for a wide range of businesses. She specialises in sectors needing to turn complex or technical information into clear and concise writing that communicates effectively with a wider target audience.

Classical Chinese translation modules during her Oxford University degree in Oriental Studies proved an early introduction to the challenges involved in wrestling words into shape. Out in the real world, she went on to discover that even when you’re writing in your own language, it’s surprisingly hard to say what you mean so people understand what you want them to know.

Beverley has wide experience of designing and delivering successful writing skills training workshops. A qualified teacher of adults (she holds the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector), she creates varied and interactive training content that keeps people engaged throughout each session. She particularly enjoys watching scientists’ reactions as they play Plain English Bingo and the Redundant Words Relay.

Talk to us

Get in touch, and we’ll talk about what you want to achieve. We’ll then provide suggestions for a programme that will help you meet your goals.

Call us on +44 (0) 1625 610951 or email us here.