Dr Andrea Kay

Yours Truleigh Editing
Membership Grade
Advanced Professional Member

About Andrea

Dr Andrea Kay is a highly skilled editor and proofreader working for clients in public health, medicine and science. She specialises in complex documents and text written by multilingual speakers, ensuring that documents are edited for consistency, readability and technical accuracy.

  • I provide a friendly, reliable and professional editing service helping clients produce clear, concise and accurate text that is appropriate for their target audience. Good communication with clients is a priority and work is delivered to clients' schedules.
  • My clients require me to work on a variety of documents, including articles, books, factsheets, meeting reports, posters, spreadsheets, technical reports, and web content. I am particularly experienced in editing content on health systems, infectious disease, noncommunicable disease and respiratory medicine.
  • My current clients include the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, European Respiratory Society publications, the European Society of Cardiology, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and various teams from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Biochemistry (Oxford University)
  • MSc Medical Genetics (Aberdeen University)
  • PhD Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease (London University)

Copy-editing training

Basic Proofreading (PTC) | Copy-Editing (PTC) | Proofreading mentoring scheme (CIEP)

CIEP Conferences 2013–23, Efficient Copy-editing (CIEP), Editing with Word (CIEP),  Medical Editing (CIEP), Onscreen Editing (CIEP), Professional Development Day for Medical Editors (CIEP), References (CIEP).

Recent clients

  • ERS Publications
  • European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • The Health Policy Partnership
  • World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe


We have worked with Andrea for a number of years. She is accurate and reliable, and she is never fazed by the complex work we send her way. We rate her very highly indeed and value her flexibility and professional approach to all our editing challenges.

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

I’m always delighted with Andrea's work, which is of excellent quality and outstanding accuracy. Andrea works with exceptional professionalism.

Medical officer, Tuberculosis Programme, Division of Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Andrea is a consistent and thorough editor with a good eye for detail. She is able to work to specific style guidelines with minimal guidance and always works extremely well to all deadlines set. Andrea is very easy to work with.

ERR Managing Editor/ERS Publications Technical Editor, ERS Publications Office 

For several years, Andrea has provided copy-editing services for a peer-reviewed, specialist journal published by RCNi. This work requires her to edit clinical and research manuscripts to a house style to provide clarity, consistency and readability for an audience of nurse specialists. It involves ensuring clarity of structure and consistency between text, tables and figures, including statistical data, and raising author queries ... and ensuring that references are in order and complete. As these manuscripts are written by healthcare professionals rather than professional writers, they often require rewriting, which can be substantial. Andrea’s work always demonstrates a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, while retaining the author’s voice and tone. She meets deadlines promptly. I have no hesitation in recommending her services as a copy editor.

Editor, Nursing Older People journal

Andrea has been a key part in the production of books for several of our clients. Her level of copy-editing has played a large role in producing a quality product, providing consistency and accuracy throughout. Andrea works well to schedules and the level of communication is exemplary. We would highly recommend and look forward to working with Andrea in the future.

Managing Director, Riverside Publishing Solutions



Disclaimer note

The CIEP Directory of Editorial Services should be considered a point of first contact and prospective clients must satisfy themselves that members are capable of the work on offer. The Institute cannot be held responsible for the quality of work provided by any member listed in the directory. The members themselves are responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of their entries in the Directory and the CIEP has not made any attempt to vet them. The institute cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the Directory. Inclusion in the Directory as a freelance does not necessarily mean that the member is self-employed as defined by HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions.


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