About David

My name’s Dr David Barden. At Clearly Scientific I’d like to help you turn technical information about your products or services into clear, professionally-presented literature.

From white papers explaining complex data sets, to case-studies highlighting your customers’ successes, I’ll handle the whole process – right from the initial brief, through to writing, document design and delivery.

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My expertise

I’ve got three key skills that I can use to give your communications maximum impact – a combination that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

My services

I’m comfortable with pretty much any type of scientific or technical content, but the things I Iike to work on most are:

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Customer stories

Case-studies, testimonials and quotable comments are all great ways of engaging with your audience. Take advantage of my skill with words to highlight your successes.

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Technical documentation

Whether you need a manual or technical report, I can work with you to create a document that is crystal-clear and structured for instant understanding.

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Below you'll find a small selection of the many projects I've worked on. Please click on the thumbnails to see example pages, annotated to highlight what I did to make them successful.


  • David is an experienced scientific copywriter and copyeditor with a highly organised approach to everything he does, meaning he delivers projects on time and to an exceptionally high standard. He’s also a really nice guy and an absolute pleasure to work with.
    Dr Gavin Davies FCIM, Chartered Marketer
    Head of Communications, Markes International, UK
  • It is a great pleasure to work with David for our marketing content. His professional writing skills and his ability to convert our brief into attractive pieces of content adds value to our market approach. He understands the requirements of different communication channels, and always supplies exactly what’s needed!
    Karin Blokhuis
    Manager Marketing Programs – Primary Materials, Malvern Panalytical, The Netherlands
  • David is a fantastic copyeditor! Through his hard work and attention to detail, he really helped improve the language and flow of my book manuscript.
    Bruce Catoen
    Executive Advisor, OASIC Consulting, Canada
  • I’m very happy to endorse David’s copyediting of our scientific and engineering book manuscripts. As well as having excellent attention to detail, he happily accommodates specific requests, and keeps to our deadlines – someone we can trust!
    Dr Mark Smith
    Senior Editor (Plastics Technology), Carl Hanser Verlag, Germany
  • David is incredibly creative and has consistently delivered polished and professional sales collateral. His ability to motivate, support and provide timely, constructive feedback has been truly impressive and has made my job much easier.
    Dr Laura McGregor
    Product Marketing Manager, SepSolve Analytical, UK

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