The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.

Editing and Revision Services

Oy Alisdair Mclean Consulting Ltd


I edit and revise scientific manuscripts and PhD dissertations in the: life-sciences, chemistry, medicine, dentistry, neurosciences, agriculture, nutrition and economics. The major part of the editing is done prior to submission. I also 'rehabilitate' texts that have received provisional acceptance upon peer review but which require considerable modification.

Medical writing, report preparation of clinical study protocols & reports for the pharmaceutical industry to GCP standard and since 1995, also to ICH guidelines. Editing and proof-reading technical and scientific documents including interim and final CSRs  Phases III and IV, Study Monitoring Reports, CRFs, PILs etc.

Other activities include teaching science research writing skills and overcoming problems in writing and publishing research papers to neuroscience researchers and PhD students of Moscow, St Petersburg, Nizhny-Novgorod and Rostov-on-Don universities Russia. Those courses were funded by the EU Tempus program, which was arranged through the Neuroscience graduate School Helsinki University. Similar courses in writing science research papers were given at Helsinki University and at the College of Life-Sciences Dundee University.

I am a member of the Nordic Editors and Translators organization (NEaT) and I have responsibility for professional standards. I have a PhD in nutritional physiology and I am a member of the Nutrition Society.