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An FDA Warning Letter Does Not Have To Destroy Your Supplement Company

Has your supplement company received a warning letter from the FDA stating that the marketing on your website is not FDA compliant, and that if you don’t change it you will be fined or worse yet, they will ban the sale of your supplement in the US? If so, you are probably panicking right about now. No doubt you are thinking that if you have to shut your supplement company website down, even for a short time, it will affect the Google ranking that you worked so hard to build up; and the longer your supplement website is inactive, the further down your ranking will plummet. At the same time, you are probably calculating how much revenue you will lose if your supplement website is down or if the FDA bans the sale of your supplement. If you don’t play your cards right, you could lose so much business that you have to close down.

Clearly, closing down is not an acceptable option. Here’s the problem though, you may have no idea what the FDA guidelines are, or what you need to change in order to comply with them. This can be a terrifying situation for any supplement company, but especially for smaller supplement companies that may not have FDA attorneys or PhD scientists on staff that know what to do. Please don’t panic; The Med Writers is here to help you. We are a team of PhD scientists with formal writing training, who specialize in writing marketing materials for supplement companies. We know what needs to be done in order to make your supplement company website FDA compliant.

Making your website copy FDA compliant involves a couple of things. Firstly, and most importantly, you need to find studies that will substantiate the claims you are making about your supplement. Of course, not all studies will fit FDA guidelines; hence why you need someone that knows the FDA guidelines and is experienced in finding the right studies and writing FDA-compliant marketing. A second thing that is involved in making your supplement company website FDA compliant is knowing what type of wording is acceptable under FDA guidelines. For instance, oftentimes, words such as “cure” or “treat” cannot be used, unless there is substantial evidence to support those claims.

Of course, this presents another challenge; FDA-compliant wording can be limiting, and now that you don’t have the freedom to say exactly what you want, it can be more challenging to create convincing marketing materials. This is yet another reason why you need an expert on your side, someone that can work within FDA guidelines, but still write convincing marketing.

If you’ve received a warning letter from the FDA, it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Contact us right away so that we can started immediately on making your website and other marketing materials FDA compliant.

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Finding Medical Writers Manuscripts Medical Writing

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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Editing Manuscripts

Professional Scientific Manuscript Editing: The Key to Getting Your Manuscript Published

Now that you’ve written your scientific manuscript, you need to get it published. However, you recognize that this is not always an easy task – after all there are hundreds, even thousands of scientific manuscripts submitted for publication to peer reviewed journals every week, but most of them end up rejected. You don’t want your research papers to meet the same fate. Therefore, it is vital that you get the help of experts — qualified science editors — who can properly edit your scientific manuscript to improve your chances of getting published with the fewest possible changes needed.

At The Med Writers, one of the services we provide is scientific manuscript editing. Our science writers and science editors have prepared research papers and reviews for submission to a number of different medical and scientific journals. Our team consists of several formally-trained writers who hold PhDs in a variety of scientific and medical fields. They have all published their own research papers, reviews and dissertations. Furthermore, several of our science editors are adept at editing in both American and British English.

Our scientific manuscript editing services are available at different levels to suit your budget and needs. Your scientific manuscript can get a basic proofread, wherein our science editors will check for punctuation, spelling and grammar. Or maybe your paper needs an in-depth edit to make major changes or rearrangements as necessary to improve the quality of the writing. This includes looking for any places where the science doesn’t make sense, and correcting it if possible, or making a note for the author on how to improve it. If needed, our science editors can also format the manuscript and the EndNote references to the style of the journal you plan to submit it to.

If you are unsure which journal you should try to submit your scientific manuscript to, don’t worry. As part of our scientific manuscript editing services, we can help you out by suggesting which journals would be best suited for your particular manuscript.

We are confident in the ability of our science editors to help you get your scientific manuscript published, and offer unlimited revisions until it is. Science is our business, and we are great at it. So, don’t let all your research and hard work go to waste; email us now and let one of our science editors help you get your scientific manuscript published as soon as possible. Our email address is info at themedwriters.com. We look forward to helping you.

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Manuscripts Project Types

Professors: Manuscript Editing CAN Be Fast and Easy

See if this situation describes you.  As a busy scientist you have too many things on your list.  Of course, your top priority is getting new manuscripts published!  The graduate students and post docs in your lab are hard at work doing new studies and producing interesting data.  You have them write up their manuscripts up, but then you have to put in a lot of time editing those manuscripts before they can be submitted to journals for publication.  This is especially true if English is not the first language for some of the graduate students and post docs.  While they may be incredibly talented and devoted scientists, they definitely are not science manuscript writers!

These poorly-written manuscripts start to pile up on your computer’s hard drive, just waiting for you to edit them. However, editing these manuscripts seems like such a daunting task that you find yourself wanting to put it off.  If editing manuscripts is not something you are good at, it may just be too overwhelming to even think about…so you keep putting it off.

How do I know your story so well? Because I’ve heard your story from several of our clients. You are not alone. This inability to quickly edit manuscripts is actually the case for most professors. Let us help you edit manuscripts the way that we have helped so many of your colleagues. We could be the reason that competing labs are able to get so many manuscripts published each year! It’s time for you to catch up. Hiring PhD manuscript editors is the secret.

Here’s how it works. You email us a copy of your manuscript (we’ll happily sign an NDA first if you want). We will take a look at the amount of work to be done and send you quotes for our 3 Levels of Manuscript Editing.

Level 1: This manuscript editing service is a proofread, where spelling, grammar and English usage problems are fixed to increase the clarity so it is easier to read and understand.  This includes looking for mistakes and correcting them.  This wouldn’t include any major changes or rearrangements to the manuscript.

Level 2: This manuscript editing service is the proofread outlined above in Level 1 plus a more in-depth editing to make major changes or rearrangements as necessary to improve the quality of the writing.  This includes looking for any places where the science doesn’t make sense, and correcting it if possible, or making a note for the author on how to improve it (for e.g. missing references or explanations).

Level 3:  This manuscript editing service is the edit outlined above in Level 1 and Level 2 plus formatting the manuscript and the EndNote references to match the style of the journal you plan to submit it to.

Once you pick the manuscript editing service that best suits your needs, we will get started.  You just need to authorize your university department to pay us from your grant or other budget and we’ll invoice them directly.  Then you can get back to your to-do list, while we edit your manuscript.  It will be done in anywhere from just a few days to 2 weeks.

Email us now to get PhD manuscript editors working on your projects ASAP.  Our email address is at the top right of the page in a green box.

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Medical Writing SEO

High search engine ranking for medical and health sites–How?

You’re looking for a medical writer who knows search engine optimization (SEO) to help you get a high search engine ranking for your website. There is no doubt that there is stiff competition on the Internet for websites in the medical and healthcare niche. If you are publishing medical or health-related content on the Internet, you are far from alone. There are millions of other sites promoting health-related products or services. How do you make sure that your website gets a high search engine ranking and doesn’t end up on page 100 of your prospective customers’ Google searches?

A key factor in making sure you receive a high search engine ranking is choosing your medical writer carefully. That means hiring an expert medical writer experienced in SEO. Here’s the reason why. If you hire just any freelance writer to write your medical or health-related content or articles, they will simply search the web for information. Therefore, you are just going to end up with a bunch of rehashed information. While they may do a great job with SEO that initially will help your search engine ranking, the content will not be any different than any other site. What often gets medical and health sites a high search engine ranking is content that isn’t found on lots of other sites. You want people to go to your site and find the content helpful so they stick around to see more and even come back again.

What you need is a medical writer with access to medical journals and publications that provide all of the latest medical studies. Of course, this medical writer also needs to know how to find the best studies and facts to present in your articles and the ability to read them and extract the most relevant information.  Also make sure your medical writer can write this information up so it is clear and easy for your intended audience to read and understand. If your medical writer is all those things, then the result will be content that will be different then all the other stuff that is floating around out there. And you know what different means, right? It means that your medical content, because it is unique, will stand out, and it will receive a high search engine ranking.

Of course, in addition to providing great content, a professional medical writer will also know how to properly place keywords for SEO in order to further increase your chances of receiving a high search engine ranking.

If you would like to hire an experienced medical writer who can increase your website’s search engine ranking by providing original and accurate content that is search engine optimized (SEO), look no further. The Med Writers is a team of PhD-level scientists with formal writing and SEO training. We have written content, articles, blog posts and sales copy for hundreds of  medical, dental, biotechnology and health websites. We have the knowledge and experience that you need to help you attain a high search engine ranking, to get more potential customers looking at your website.

For more information on why we would be the perfect fit for all your medical writing needs, click here. To find more information about our SEO writing services, please click here.

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Finding Medical Writers Medical Writing

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 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!