Dr Jay Freeman

May 17, 2024

Dr Jay Freeman obtained his BSc in Chemistry from York University and his MSc in Advanced Organic Chemistry from the University of East Anglia (UEA). His PhD research on the synthesis of derivatized amino acids and their use in the self-assembly of supramolecular transition-metal structures was conducted at UEA and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. For the next decade, he worked for a Cambridge-based independent drug-discovery company as a medicinal chemist, designing and synthesising kinase and epigenetic inhibitors, and then at University College London on the development of biopolymer-based drug-delivery systems. During this time, he was named as an inventor on a number of patents and co-authored several journal articles.

He has been a full-time Freelance Science Editor and Writer for almost ten years, during which time he has edited around 1500 papers – several hundred of which have been for OSE – on almost every aspect of the chemical sciences. However, he enjoys new challenges and always seizes opportunities to edit in subject areas beyond his main expertise when they arise, a tendency that has seen his portfolio expand into molecular biology, medicine, physics, biomaterials, cell biology, and even the arts and humanities.

While he has extensive experience in formatting, scientific writing, and figure preparation, his speciality is advising scientists for whom English is a second language and facilitating the publication of their research in high-impact journals.