Clear. Precise. Effective.
Are you looking for an experienced science writer?
Someone who can produce commercially-focused copy that’s concise, accurate and engaging?
Welcome to Clearly Scientific.
My name’s Dr David Barden. As a specialist science writer, I’d like to help you create effective, jargon-free copy for your website or your next marketing campaign.
My experience in both academia and industry means that I’m comfortable dealing with complex scientific concepts and feature-rich products – and writing words that get across your message clearly and concisely.
So whether you need some compelling sales copy for a product webpage, a case-study highlighting a customer’s success, or an informative and readable blog post, give me a call.
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.
With a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and a knowledge of terminology and conventions in a broad range of scientific topics, I can get to grips with the most technical of subjects.Read more
Twenty years’ experience of communicating science means that I’m adept at structuring complex messages, and making technical explanations clear, concise and error-free.Read more
I can also prepare visually appealing, carefully presented layouts for white papers, case-studies and brochures, so eliminating the need to deal with a separate designer.Read more
I’m comfortable with pretty much any type of scientific or technical content, but the things I Iike to work on most are:
From simple flyers to professional brochures and comprehensive catalogues, I’ll explain the features and advantages of your products or services, and drive home the key benefits for your target audience.Read more
You’ve got some great data to show off? Or a complex process that needs explaining? Let me do the hard work of constructing a compelling white paper, article, e-book or infographic.Read More
Web and email copy
When it comes to writing sales pages, blog posts and emails, structure is vital – which is where my ability to grab attention with high-impact, carefully-worded copy can really make the difference.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
David has been an invaluable asset to us during the rapid expansion of our marketing activities. First and foremost, he is an excellent writer, able to explain even complex technical points clearly and concisely: we’ve been amazed at how quickly he’s been able to grasp complex concepts in neuroscience and applied physics, as well as convey our brand values in his writing. He’s also creative and diligent – during our website relaunch he made many carefully-considered suggestions on structure and content that saved us lots of valuable time in decision-making. Finally, he’s versatile and responsive, and can deal not just with web copy, but brochures, video scripts, email blasts and more, calmly getting the job done even when there’s a tight deadline. His “can-do” mindset has been key for achieving the best results on every project we’ve collaborated on, and we look forward to continuing to work with him. Bravo!
Dr Jeremy Ferrier & Phoebe Hertzog
I have worked with David on number of projects and have always been impressed by his work. David is always very professional, has an excellent understanding of what we are trying to achieve and a strong ability to handle complex, scientific topics. In addition, he is very reliable in terms of deadlines, responsiveness and he is a true pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.
Dr Anna Cooper
David is now my go-to person for support with scientific copywriting. He does a lot of the heavy lifting in making sense of some pretty challenging technical stuff and he presents it in a lively and accessible voice. A great partner to work with, he is always clear and responsive and I can rely on his experience and capability to get a project through to completion.
Dr Patricia Kidd
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
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
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.
Your content document for the client’s website [www.forgetmenotchorus.com] was absolutely fantastic, and it really transformed the ease of the site build in my opinion – thank you very much indeed!