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Cut out the Middle Man

Who is the Middle Man?

The middle man is a person or company that serves as the go-between for you (the client) and your medical writing service provider (i.e. The Med Writers). You explain to the middle man what you envision for your medical writing project and they, in turn, relay the message to  your medical writing service provider. Sound efficient doesn’t? The fact of the matter is, though, it can proved to be a great deal more complicated and messy than it sounds. Let’s see why.

 

What to Expect from the Middle Man

  • Miscommunication

    1. Miscommunication usually occurs when you have too many persons consulting on your medical writing project.
    2. For example, you contact one of these agencies and tell them what you envision for your company website. The agency (middleman) in turn may reach out to their in-house writers or outsource the work to a medical writing company like The Med Writers. However, due to the fact that you (the client) have not personally spoken to the medical writer yourself to make sure understand what you want, you end up with a product that is everything but what you expected.
  • A Costly Experience

    1. Now you may be thinking to yourself, high-quality medical content doesn’t come cheap. It would be better to spend more money working through an agency (the middleman) because at least I will get more for my money, right? Wrong! Let’s revisit the example from above. Suppose the medical content you receive requires more edits. Let’s do the math, shall we? More edits = More money. Why? Because now they have to pay their medical writers more money to meet your requirements, which, in turn means that they will have to charge you more. That is so not a win-win situation.

In short, expect a huge hassle with a side of frustration if you choose to have a middle man handle your medical writing projects.

 

 

On the other hand, you can choose to work with The Med Writers. Let me give some reasons as to why this would be the best choice.

What to Expect with The Med Writers

  • Direct Communication with Us

    1. You will be able to speak directly with your medical writers and convey your what you envision and hope for and we will in turn provide you with exactly what you want hands down!
    2. So this is how it goes. You contact The Med Writers via our company website, email or phone and explain to us the scope of your project. Once you have accepted the terms of payment we will get started on your medical writing project and deliver you a product that meets your satisfaction guaranteed. Es pan comida!
  • A Cost-Effective Experience

    1. Now that the middle man is gone, that’s one less person you have to pay. That means more of your hard-earned money stays right where it belong…in your pocket.
    2. With The Med Writers, you only have to pay for the medical writing services that you require for your specific project. Should you receive the medical website content and require some changes or edits, don’t worry! Every price we give includes unlimited revisions!

 

 

 

So why choose The Med Writers? Well,  if you would like to have hassle-free, cost effective experience, we are the people for the job. Contact us at info@themedwriters.com or leave request a quote here.

 

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The Med Writers–Why choose Us?

You’re sitting in front of your computer with multiple medical writing projects on your mind. You know that they need to get done by a certain deadline but you do not have the time to write it yourself.

You feel that your best option would be to outsource your work to medical writing professionals, however, you can’t decide whose services to employ.

If you are reading this blog, chances are one of several things happened:

  1. You came across The Med Writers’ website by means of Google Search because you are in dire need of Medical Experts to provide the writing services you require
  2. You have been referred to The Med Writers by someone you know who was 100% satisfied with our work
  3. You have received various emails from The Med Writers’ marketing campaigns and are curious about our services
  4. Or, you stumbled upon The Med Writers via Social Media or another health-related website

Whatever the case, we are glad you found us and after reading this you will be glad as well. Soooo…why should you choose to work with The Med Writers?

Well the answer is quite simple: We provide Science writing that sells. Written by Doctors, for People.

 

Choose The Med Writers BECAUSE

The Med Writers have the right qualifications

*The Med Writers is team composed of American PhD scientists trained as science and sales writers. Your content will say they were written by PhDs: instant credibility.

* We have access to all of the latest research and studies, coupled with the education and experience necessary to understand those studies and write authoritatively on them.

The Med Writers are Versatile

*Since The Med Writers is a team that has formal writing training, we are able to write and edit just about everything that is medical and health-related.

Anything from books, articles, blog posts and website content to manuscripts, grant proposals, study protocols, conference posters and white papers.

*Marketing is also a key component of what The Med Writers helps with, e.g. brochures, press releases and video scripts. We write for both medical and lay audiences.

*SEO: Here at The Med Writers, we understand the importance of Search Engine Optimization and will optimize your copy with keywords that will drive visitors to your website.

*Usted Habla Español? We do! We provide English/Spanish medical translation services for our clients. If you have a product or service that you would like to market to the Spanish-speaking population or have some research that you would like published in Spanish, look no further than The Med Writers.

There will be NO Hand-Holding

*We understand that you are a busy person and that you have other things that require your attention, hence the reason why you are looking for a company to provide you with medical writing services.

Here at The Med Writers, you just need to tell us what you envision and your timeline and we will take it from there. It’s just that simple!

The Med Writers Guarantee 100% Satisfaction

*Here at The Med Writers, we value your time and deliver a pristine product that is ready to publish. You will not need to waste your time or money paying someone else to edit or proofread our work. Should you require any small edits, they are always included in our price.

Have YOU Decided yet? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?

Choose The Med Writers.

For more information on our medical writing services, please click here. Call, Email or Request a Quote today! Get the high-quality work that you deserve!

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How To Become A Top Medical Marketing Agency

Great medical copywriters create the results that keep your clients coming back and make new clients line up to work with your medical marketing agency. The mistake comes in thinking that all great copywriters can write good medical copy.

To be a great medical copywriter you need not just sales skills, but you need to be able to understand the product or service that you are trying to sell. That’s the edge that The Med Writers can give you. We are PhD scientists and medical copywriters, with several members of our team being highly-trained sales writers. So basically, we know the science behind your client’s products or services, AND the techniques needed to sell them. We work with project managers in medical marketing agencies to produce effective copy.

When a new project comes up, tell us what your client wants, and our medical copywriters will go to work. Nothing more is needed on your end – no hand holding. We will write credible, well-referenced, effective medical copy that conveys what your client needs to communicate. Satisfaction is always guaranteed on every project.

So, if your medical marketing agency wants to produce great medical copy that will keep your clients coming back for more, contact us here at The Med Writers today. Also for more information on our medical copywriting services for medical marketing agencies, click here.

 

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Can You Really Find a Great Science Writer for Five Dollars?

The simple answer to that question is: NO, you cannot find a great science writer for five dollars! Sure, there are sites out there, such as Fiverr, that are advertising science writers who will write you an article for five dollars; but if what you are looking for is quality and expertise, you are not going to find it for five dollars.

I’m guessing that if you are looking for a great science writer it is for one of two reasons:

  1. You have a great new product or service that can be backed by science, and you need someone to take the scientific data and translate it onto the written page in such a way that it will be understandable and appealing to a lay audience, and help them to see the benefits of purchasing what you are offering
  2. You are a researcher or scientist who is looking to have your research published in a peer-reviewed journal and need someone to write up your findings in way that will get it accepted to your chosen journal.

Regardless of which of those scenarios describes your needs, one thing is sure, if you want to accomplish your goal you need a great science writer that has the right education and experience.  Ideally, your great science writer should have a science degree. That way you know that they will be able to find and understand the scientific studies needed to complete your project. Of course, not everyone with a science degree is necessarily a good writer though. Therefore, in addition to a scientific education, your science writer should have proven writing experience.

We are a team of American PhD and MS level science writers, with degrees in everything from Biomedical Sciences to Neuroscience and Psychology to Pharmacology and Botany. In addition to the right education, our great science writers are all native English speakers who have extensive writing training and experience. We carefully test all of our science writers to make sure that they can deliver the quality that our clients need and deserve.

So, whether you are trying to get a paper published or just get word out about your new product or service, contact us to see how our team of  great science writers can help you accomplish your goal.

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Great Medical Copywriters – Your Medical Marketing Agency Needs Them

If you run a medical marketing agency, you are well aware that you aren’t alone. Medical marketing agencies are a dime a dozen right now. Of course, not all medical marketing agencies were created equal. So what separates “the men from the boys”, so to speak, when it comes to having a profitable medical marketing agency? Two words – great medical copywriters. We’re not talking good, but great – medical copywriters that turn out copy that converts. Your medical marketing agency is nothing without them.

So what makes a medical copywriter great, as opposed to just good? To be a great medical copywriter you need, not just sales skills, but you need to be able to understand the product or service that you are trying to sell. That’s the edge that The Med Writers can give you. We are scientists and medical writers, with several members of our team being highly trained sales writers. So basically, we know both the science behind your client’s products and services, and the techniques needed to sell them. We work with project managers in medical marketing agencies to produce copy that will blow your client’s minds.

You may be thinking though, isn’t it better to just find someone like that and have them in house on payroll, as opposed to using remote contract medical copywriters? The simple answer to that is “NO”. Let me tell you why.

Using qualified contract medical copywriters is going to save you money and time. How? Well, you don’t need to provide a remote contract copywriter with office space to work in, a computer to work on, and let’s not forget those costly benefits packages that employees get. There will be no training costs involved either, because here at The Med Writers we have already done the legwork to find the best medical copywriters. As a result, when a new project comes up, all you need to do is tell us what the client wants, and one of our great medical copywriters will go to work. Nothing more will be needed on your end – no hand holding, no meetings, no calls. After an agreed upon amount of time, you will receive back credible, well-referenced work to forward on to your client. Should the need arise for edits to the copy, all you need to do is forward us the clients comments and our medical copywriters will get the edits done immediately, at no additional cost to you.

So, if your medical marketing agency wants to save money and time, and produce copy that will keep your clients coming back for more, contact us here at The Med Writers immediately, and see how our great medical copywriters can help increase your profit margin. Really, it doesn’t make sense not to.

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The Best Medical Writers In Palm Beach

The surf, the sun, the sand – ah, Palm Beach – there’s no doubt it’s a perfect place to find a great beach. But can you find a good medical writer in Palm Beach? If you are a doctor or researcher in the Palm Beach area, no doubt at some point you have needed to find a medical writer to help you get the word out about your practice, or some new product or service that you are bringing to market. At the same time you may have found it difficult to locate a good medical writer in Palm Beach.

Well, consider your search over! You have found, not just a good, but a great medical writer in Palm Beach. Dr. Karen Vieira is the owner of The Med Writers, a team of PhD-level science writers that’s based in Palm Beach. Dr. Vieira has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, an MBA and more than 10 years of hands-on experience at Kraft Foods and in academia doing medical, scientific and nutritional research. She has also formulated several supplements and is certified in alternative and complementary medicine. Furthermore, she has formal writing training. We guarantee that you will not find a better, more qualified medical writer in Palm Beach.

So, what type of projects can The Med Writers help you with? Basically anything, but here are a few examples:

1. Professional sales copy and content for your website
2. Keyword optimized blog posts to attract more visitors to your site
3. Brochures to advertise your product or service
4. Manuscripts for submission to medical journals
5. Books and e-books

These are just a few of the types of projects that The Med Writers can take care of for you. So if you are looking for a great medical writer in Palm Beach, look no further, contact us and tell us what you are working on right now, and see how we can help.

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Medical Copywriters – Do They Really Exist?

As the manager of a medical writing business, I know how hard it can be to find professional medical writers who can write convincing sales copy. Usually, someone is either a great medical writer or a great copywriter, but not both (a great medical copywriter). Fortunately for you, we have already done the legwork, and found a few of those rare talents – professional medical copywriters. That’s right, some of our best medical writers can do both.

I think our tagline says it all as to why we are the perfect fit for any of your professional medical copywriting projects.

“Science Writing That Sells. By Doctors, For People.”

Basically, every professional medical copywriter at The Med Writers understands both the science and how to sell it. Let’s be honest, how many other Ph.D. medical copywriters know the science behind your product or service so as to be able to write both authoritatively and convincingly about it?

It is a fact that it is the words on your website, brochure or email that sells your product or service, and if those words aren’t convincing, then all chances of getting sales are gone. Therefore, it is not only important, but vital, that you hire the best medical copywriter to take care of all of your medical copywriting needs. A regular medical writer or a regular copywriter is not going to cut it. If you want to BOOST SALES, you have no choice, you MUST hire a good MEDICAL COPYWRITER!

The Med Writers is a team of Ph.D. and Masters scientists trained as professional medical copywriters. We are scientists and medical writers, however, most importantly, we are good medical copywriters.

Our best medical copywriters have written sales copy for hundreds of health-related products and services for websites, brochures and email campaigns. Contact us and see how our medical copywriters can make your product or service stand out from all its competitors, simply by using the right words.

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How to choose the best medical writer

Now that you’ve posted a great ad for your medical writing project, and received several promising proposals, you have the task of choosing the right medical writer or medical writing team for the job. What should you look for in the ideal medical writer or medical writing team?

Here are a few things that you should look for:
1. The right education – when it comes to medical writing and the liability issues that could come into play, you don’t want just any professional writer, you need someone who knows the subject matter.

2. Access to medical and scientific journals – you don’t want a writer who will just search the internet to find information, you want someone who has a subscription to medical and scientific journals, thereby providing all of the latest, relevant research for your medical writing project.

3. A large portfolio of samples – a writer’s samples say it all; they can show the depth of their knowledge and their writing skill. To gauge the diversity of their skill, look for a writer who has done several types of writing projects, such as blogs, articles, website content, brochures, sales copy, books and manuscripts to mention a few.

4. Unlimited revisions – let’s face it, every client has a different vision for their project, including you. Therefore, revisions are sometimes inevitable, even when you are using a professional medical writer. However, a professional medical writer will not be afraid to offer free revisions in their price. This will protect you from any unexpected expenses that could come from having to get someone else rewrite or edit the work.

If you keep these four points in mind while reviewing the proposals you have received, you should be able to choose the right medical writer or medical writing team, one that will make any project you throw at them a success.

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How To Use Elance Or Guru To Effectively Find Medical Writers

So, you have a medical writing project at hand and you want to find medical writers to work on it as freelancers or contractors. You’ve heard that Elance and Guru are good websites to find medical writers, so you decide to check them out. Here’s the thing though – people do find medical writers on Elance and Guru, but mostly there are a lot of cheap amateurs on there masquerading as professional medical writers. A key factor to help you find medical writers is writing the right kind of project description. Here are some points to keep in mind when writing your project description:

  • Since many professional medical writers specialize in a certain niche, indicate in your posting what the project is about. Of course, the more detail the better, but if privacy issues are involved and you cannot give a lot of details in regard to the topic in the public posting, that’s okay; but try to give at least a general description of what the project is about.
  • Be sure to include your desired word count. Professional medical writers usually charge on a per word basis, and will want to know the word count in order to place an accurate bid, whereas amateur writers will not care because they are just going to churn out low quality, duplicate content anyway.
  • Indicate who the audience will be for the project. Will it be for the general population or for doctors? A real medical writer will have different prices for medical professionals versus the general population since more research will be required and the language used will be different. Again, an amateur won’t really care. They will present the information the same way regardless of who is going to read it.
  • Put a reasonable budget for the project. Ten articles for under $500 is not a reasonable budget if you want to find medical writers. However, that budget will attract all the nut jobs out there, and you will end up having to wade through a bunch of applicants in order find maybe one good writer, or perhaps none at all. Professional medical writers will not undersell themselves.

Armed with these suggestions, you should be able to write a project description that will attract a good freelance medical writer on Elance or Guru. Now you know how to find medical writers on Elance and Guru! In a future post I will discuss how to select the best medical writer from the applicants you receive.

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How To Tell The Difference Between A Professional Medical Writer And A Fake

You are looking for a quality medical writer but how do you tell the difference between a professional medical writer at a great price or an overpriced fake?  With the economic downturn, many out-of-work scientific or health care professionals have gone online to try to pick up some freelance medical writing work. While they may have the medical knowledge, they lack the training, experience and know-how to be the professional medical writer you are looking for.

The professional medical writer and self-proclaimed writer both may have similar degrees and medical experience and charge the same price. But one will do the project just the way you need it done, with minimum hand-holding from you, without countless re-writes and edits and without the bland “blah” of just words on paper that haven’t been brought together in a meaningful way.

Of course you want the professional in order to save yourself the money, time and hassles of dealing with someone who really isn’t a medical writer. Someone’s inexperience shows itself in their work, but it of course, by then it is too late…you’ve already made the wrong decision. Here are two things to help you tell the quality and experience of your potential medical writer.

1. Does he/she have full text access to a wide range of medical and scientific journals?

Professional medical writers that do this for a living cannot get by without full-text access to medical journals. It is necessary to read the details of studies in order to fully explain the results of relevant studies and their impact. Most professional medical writers, like The Med Writers, have access to these via alumni access to a university library online or current university affiliations. This is the best way, since there is no other affordable way to have access to a wide range of high quality articles. Anyone without a university library access, is merely reading the abstracts of articles without being able to see the details. Therefore they may be writing information that is not an accurate portrayal of the results of actual studies.
2. Does he/she have a huge portfolio of past work?

Anyone can pretend to be anything, but what separates the professional from the fake is his/her portfolio. This is the most important criteria, since an inexperienced writer isn’t actually a writer, but a writer-in-training. And even the most experienced writer may not have experience in doing exactly what you need done, so it is best to carefully look through the portfolio of all potential candidates. The Med Writers’ portfolio is available online.

3. Can he/she provide testimonials and references from past clients?

So maybe your “medical writer” lists lots of past projects he or she has done. But if there are no testimonials or references to show that these past clients were happy, then this isn’t good news. All professional medical writers can point you to testimonials or references from past clients that were satisfied with their service. The Med Writers have countless testimonials on the main page of  their website and in a separate document that can be downloaded.

Now you are armed with the ability to find a true professional medical writer to work on your projects. Good luck!

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