The Value-Add of Hiring a Freelance Medical Writer

Some projects just can’t be completed in-house.

My clients are busy marketing professionals, content managers, and business owners who are trying to get projects completed. They work tirelessly for health charities, medical organizations, and health publications. When I talk to these clients about the content-related challenges their businesses face, I hear the same thing over and over. 

“We tried to compete this project in-house, but realized too late that it was better meant for a professional.”

That’s sometimes the point where they call me in, and I take care of the project. I am always happy to be involved, but I can’t help but think the whole experience would have been simpler, and cheaper, if I had been involved from the start.

To that end, here are 6 value-adds a freelance medical writer can provide!

?Professional writing experience and skill. 

Writing is something we all do, in some capacity, whether it be communicating via email, texting, or interacting on social media. This can make it tempting to ask someone whose job is not writing to take on a writing project.

Sometimes, this can work out, but you may end up with a passing grade instead of an A+. When you hire a professional, you can be sure the results will reflect the calibre, authority, and trustworthiness of your brand.

?Science education and knowledge.

A medical writer is someone with specialized knowledge of medicine and the life sciences. When you hire a professional, you gain access to knowledge that cannot be gleaned from Google alone. 

Most medical writers have a degree in biomedical sciences. Some are even practicing medical doctors or published researchers. 

It is essential that medical writing projects be written by someone with the knowledge and education to provide your reader with accurate, comprehensive information. 

?Taking the project off your radar.

Hiring a freelancer is one of the best ways to outsource a project. After the initial brief, my clients can relax. The project is in my hands until I submit. 

Once a client gives me feedback, I complete revisions, and they walk away with the project completed to their ideal standards.

?You can capitalize on a roster of different freelancers with different skills. 

When you start using freelance medical writers, you open yourself up to a world of opportunity. As you build your roster, you can offer projects to the writer whose skills, style, and experience match the project best. 

?Can be faster and cheaper than completing the project in-house.

Asking a person who is not a writer by trade, or who does not have a background in medical sciences to complete your medical writing project can cost the company in terms of the employee’s time. 

You may also find the project lacking in quality following submission, and you may have to invest more resources into bringing the project up to snuff.

?Freelance medical writers can act as consultants. 

As an independent contractor, I have an entrepreneurial spirit and consider myself a consultant on every project I engage in. When a client approaches me with a brief, I always like to take a slightly critical eye to it before agreeing. This ensures that the client is getting the project that is best for them.  

A freelance medical writer can catch a bad idea before it becomes a reality. They may think of things you didn’t think of, or see things in a way you didn’t see them. They often bring years of diverse experience to the table, which your business can then capitalize on. It is truly a win-win situation.

Think you might need a freelance medical writer? Feel free to reach out to me using my contact form, or via email at I am interested in working with health charities, health publications, businesses, and medical organizations.

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