graduated from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England with a degree in
Pharmacology and Biochemistry. She began her career with a 3-year hands-on stint
working in the biochemistry laboratories of the British National Health Service
(NHS) in Birmingham and London.
Friendly colleagues suggested that she might be better suited
to a desk-based job when she kept correcting their reports and rewriting the
procedure books. Heeding this advice, she joined the Regulatory Affairs
Department of SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) in Weybridge, Surrey and
her writing career was launched.
Ms. Jones gained first-hand knowledge of the regulatory data
she had prepared when she became a Clinical Research Associate for the company.
This career transition has given Fiona a broad understanding of the entire
clinical trial process, with a unique perspective on the complexities of
In 1994, Fiona realized the potential for balancing work and
leisure time and started a freelance-medical-writing business. Although
initially based in England, the beauty of the French countryside beckoned and in
1996, Ms. Jones (and her freelance writing) moved to Burgundy. The travel-bug
got the better of Fiona again in 2000 when she crossed the Atlantic and settled
in New Jersey, U.S.