2011年2月11日 星期五

American Jouranl Experts

If you need paper editing or paper translation, I would like to recommend American Journal Experts (AJE).
I use it to improve the English language in my research manuscripts.

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Simon Fox 提到...

Outsourcing medical writing makes sense for pharmaceutical companies

When it comes to writing new journal articles , pharmaceutical companies frequently outsource medical writing and medical editing to consultancy firms who maintain compliant with Good Publication Practice. In the past, pharmaceutical companies had their own teams of in-house medical writers to prepare new publications. These in-house specialists were usually PhD or MD qualified experts in identifying where to get clinical data and how to organize and concisely communicate clinical findings.

But as outsourcing became a more and more popular business strategy, finding external medical writing experts made more sense. Rather than staffing a team of medical writers to draft journal articles irregularly throughout the year, companies could retain that talent only when necessary.

Regardless of a company’s size or type, the following reasons justify the use of vendors for scientific communications activities such as medical writing and data analysis :
• Resources. Medical publications teams do not own large budgets, and most companies have discovered that outsourcing medical publications roles such as medical writing means large savings.
• Fluctuations. Only large pharma companies can guarantee consistent work for in-house personnel; even then, when a product completes major clinical trials, publications needs spike up. These fluctuations in demand work well with a vendor model.
• Experience. In many cases, vendors now house the most experienced medical writers and statisticians. Moreover, publications teams have outsourced for years; the model has been established, and according to interviewees, it is hard to break this habit.

Typically, companies look for vendors that can provide a package of several activities such as data analysis, research, and writing for one combined price. For example, a vendor already writing manuscripts and abstracts will often provide English-language editing as well.

Simon Fox

Disclosure: The author is Director of EMEDITS editing