Medico-legal writing-support specialist

I offer a range of writing support services that ensure delivery of high quality medico-legal reports. I have been freelancing in this capacity for more than 10 years and offer these services in part or collectively.

Writing services offered:

Write up

I type up intake and clinical information and/or other specified areas of work from hard copy material, within scope and where appropriate. I understand the forensic nature of medico-legal report writing and maintain consistency in this regard.

Capturing hospital records and expert opinions

I am vigilant about information pertaining to mental state, saturation levels and changes in behaviour, specifically in medical records. This supports a more accurate diagnosis on your part. I also accurately capture relevant information from experts pertaining to their particular scopes of practice.

Proofreading and copy-editing

These services include correction of mechanical errors such as punctuation, spelling errors and grammar. I correct formatting and make the style consistent. I check that terminology is congruent and I remove unnecessary or repetitive information.

My services guarantee the following benefits:

  • Reducing the administrative burden associated with medico-legal work
  • Freeing up more time for you for direct professional services
  • Ensuring accuracy
  • Establishing consistency of fact and writing style
  • Validating content
  • Maintaining or enhancing your credibility

For any professional, time is a scarce resource. My services  lift the burden of this task from my clients’ shoulders. They provide me with their clinical notes and other relevant documentation. I compile the associated information into a well constructed, accurate and precisely written document. My understanding of terminology in this field, the forensic requirement and the legal issues involved ensures that information is congruent, potential weaknesses or inaccuracies are amended and the report is accurate.

Within the medico-legal arena, particularly, where documents and reports come under careful scrutiny and are required to meet rigorous quality standards, it is imperative that reports are clearly and accurately written, additional documents are captured correctly and meticulous editing and proofreading are employed as final measures.

‘There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.’

Josh Billings