How Physicians Can Add a Writer to Their Team — And Get it Right the First Time

Figure out your needs.

  • Focuses on the science side of things and can assist with publishing studies
  • Breaks down your ideas into patient-friendly pieces
  • Can get you published in industry outlets or mainstream media

Know where to look.

Do your research.

  • Does this writer have testimonials on LinkedIn or on their website?
  • Is this writer connected to anyone you know?
  • Does this writer seem familiar with your specialty or have a niche that would easily relate to your content?

An established writer should have at least some work in their own portfolio to share with you.

Look beyond credentials.

Ask for a portfolio.

A short video call often reveals more than a dozen emails might.

Search for the spark.

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I work at the intersection of healthcare and storytelling. As a medical writer, I help healthcare experts publish content so they stand out as thought leaders.

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Lauren McGill

Lauren McGill

I work at the intersection of healthcare and storytelling. As a medical writer, I help healthcare experts publish content so they stand out as thought leaders.