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Dr. Birgit Eschweiler

  • Over 16 years of extensive medical writing experience – and still counting!
  • Diploma in Biology, diploma thesis in cardiology, RWTH Aachen
  • Doctoral thesis in Biophysics, University of Osnabrück
  • The European Medical Writers´ Association´s (EMWA) Multidisciplinary Certificate
  • Postgraduate education “Principles of Biometry and Epidemiology” at the Universities of Bielefeld and Düsseldorf
  • Fluency in English and German (native speaker)
  • Excellent abilities when working in cross-functional teams and dealing with complex scientific issues
  • Highly flexible with regard to changing priorities and workload

About me:

Strenghts

Particular strengths: interdisciplinary combination of life science knowledge and statistics.

Flexible

Due to my long-standing experiences as a medical writer I am familiar with the challenges facing you. As a freelancer I can react quickly to the project requirements. Something has changed and everything has to be rewritten as soon as possible? No problem. I can quickly adapt to the new conditions.

Efficient

As a professional, I adhere to high quality standards, cost-effectiveness and deadlines. On the basis of my thorough understanding of the subject matters about which I write, documents always follow the KISS principle (Keep It Straight and Simple).

Anglophile

My strong affection for Great Britain and its wonderful language began in my early childhood. I have been fascinated by the stories about Loch Ness, ghosts and castles, never missed any episode of "All Creatures Great and Small" and read almost everything written by Douglas Adams. For me English is more than just the prerequisite for getting ahead. I maintain a deep sympathy for the country, the people and their language and I try to surround myself with "England" as often as possible. While German is my mother tongue, I would never dream of writing a novel or poem in English. I wouldn´t do it even in my native German. However, let me quote what some witty person said on this issue: "We do not write novels, nor do we try to match ourselves with James Joyce. We report on facts and data, interpret and give our views" (N. de Clercq in The Write Stuff 2000;9(3):15-16).