You know your latest project is going to turn out amazing—if you find the right writer.
It's tough to find the right freelance writer for your business. As an editor or a small business owner, you have a story that needs to be told. Yesterday.
And whether that's the story of your how you help your patients, or a feature piece on a big topic in medicine everyone's talking about, it's something that requires a really specific skillset.
You've tried to hire writers before. You know there are good ones out there! But one of these things has probably happened to you before when hiring medical writers:
- You posted about your project to a job board and got inundated with messages from applicants who can get you 1,000 words for $50 (and you still have no idea whether they are qualified to handle the project or not)
- You brought someone on you thought was going to get the job done—only for them to stumble at some point in the process (because they didn't begin with the end in mind)
- You've hired a writer who fundamentally misunderstood what your project was about, and now it's way too late to fix the problem (since they didn't ask the right questions at the outset)
- You've hired a medical professional who understands the material but hasn't learned to tell a compelling story (because they don't teach you how to be a writer in medical school)
- You've hired a writer who can tell a good story but doesn't know a tibia from a tumor (because they don't teach you how to be a doctor in journalism school)
An ideal fit for your project would be someone who understands the medicine and is also a great communicator. But how can you find someone with that skillset?
My name is Jeff Craven. Over the past 8 years, I've helped medical publishers, news sites, and business owners create outstanding print and web content for their audiences.
What I am: A medical journalist and man of letters for medical publication companies, hospital systems, and private medical practices with experience in over two dozen medical specialties.
What I'm not: An editor, or a grant/CME/regulatory proposal writer.
What I can be: The answer to the content problem that's been plaguing your business for way too long.
I'm not currently accepting new clients—but we should talk anyway.
"What? Are you insane?"
Yes. But that's not why I'm pumping the brakes on new clients right now. Q2 is all about system building to make it much easier to work together, like:
- A calendar system so you can see when we can work together
- A regular feedback loop so you can tell me when things are going great and how we can improve our relationship; and
- Lots of other little behind-the-scenes optimizations that will free up time to do what matters: tell your story.
We can discuss a project if the deadline is flexible, but please know that I may not be able to take it on at this time. I would be happy to refer you to a colleague with expertise in your area. Thank you in advance for understanding.