As a health professional you strive for accuracy and excellence. So do we. Our medical writing and editing specialists have experience with a variety of medical topics that include oncology, orthopedics, epidemiology, cardiology, gastroenterology, immunology, neurology, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, pediatrics, endocrinology, preventive medicine, internal medicine, nutrition, hematology, radiology, sports medicine, surgery, pharmacology, and psychiatry. When necessary, complex subjects can be translated into simpler language that is easily understood by lay readers.
Our professionals will help ensure that:
the text is internally logical from the reader's point of view
missing and/or contradictory information is noted and your input is sought and incorporated to clarify your meaning
supporting material (such as figures, tables, and reference notes) is clearly presented and is correct and consistent with the text
the text conforms to the desired publication style (AMA, CSE, CBE) and to any other required content, style, or formatting guidelines
Our project experience includes book manuscripts / textbooks, professional journal articles, research studies, grant proposals, health care articles for consumers, patient information brochures, product brochures, press releases, promotional writing, and annual reports.
Medical Writers | Medical Editors
VAL GERARD, MA, PhD in Biology
Editor/Writer, Science and Medicine
Val Gerard retired in 1999 after 30 years as a scientist and professor. With a strong record of publications and successful research funding, she now uses her skills to help others achieve similar successes.
Past and current clients from Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Patagonia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, the U.K., the U.S., and Venezuela.
High rate of client success with manuscripts submitted to scientific and medical journals, and with grant proposals to various funding agencies, including NIH and NSF (largest successful grant to date, $120 million).
Assists clients in developing written materials for commercial websites, brochures, etc.
Specializes in organization, interpretation, and clear presentation of complex information.
Helps clients improve their own writing skills for future projects, including non-native English speakers.
Provides rapid turnaround. Helps you submit your grant proposal, manuscript, book, chapter, or report on time.
More than fifty publications (see publication list, below) and one million dollars worth of successful grant proposals of her own.
Past experience as associate editor and/or reviewer for over two dozen scientific journals, including Science, and government funding agencies.
“Dr. Gerard is a wonderful writer. She took something that was a bit dry and made it engaging and easy for regular people to understand. Also, she is lovely to work with.” Vanessa Spann, associate editor, Healthy Travel Media
“Dr. Gerard help was the key for the success of my PhD thesis. She right away picked up my writing flaws and worked with me so I could understand the right way to write. Also, her suggestions about structure and comprehension were right on the mark. My committee was very impressed with the quality of the work presented and I have already recommended Dr. Gerard work to some of my colleagues.” - Successful Ph.D. Candidate in immunology, 2010
"DONE!!! The paperwork is signed and submitted, the after-defense party has been held, and I am feeling very good!!! As far as congratulations go - you deserve MUCH credit. Thank you once again, Val. That mock defense was incredibly helpful, as at least 2 questions were nearly word-for-word! Your assistance with the talk was also of great benefit, as [my advisor] said that it was one of the best defense presentations he had ever witnessed! I can put this project on the 'finally finished' pile. Your help in all this has been pivotal. I will never forget it. I have neverin my lifeeverreceived such targeted, useful professional advice, and productive feedback. It has been a true pleasure working with you, and learning a new way of writing and putting together a scientific story."Successful Ph.D. candidate in Ecology, U.S. 2007 (contact information on request)
"I had completely given up on the Masters, I emailed my tutor again this week and he said he would chase it up. He has just emailed back saying it has not only passed but been awarded a distinction! I owe this to you over and over, I would have given up but you just kept pushing me on." M.Sc. in Medical Education, UK, 2009 (contact information on request)
SANDRA JUDD is an editor, proofreader, and indexer with more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Her clients have included university presses, large, mainstream publishers, and smaller presses and professional organizations. She has edited or proofread over 300 published books, on topics that include politics, history, business, literary criticism, ethnic history, anthropology, science and medicine, industry manuals, memoirs, Christian and inspirational, parenting and relationships, humor, and fiction.
She has edited 20+ volumes in the Health Reference Series published by Omnigraphics, all published under her name as editor.
She has also edited professional journals and newsletters, business plans, scholarly articles being prepared for publication, economic plans to be distributed to the state legislature, and a number of dissertations.
She has prepared indexes for more than 30 published books.
She strives for precision in language and is devoted to making the author's voice heard.
HOLLY MONTY, MA MAC ELS
APA format, Chicago Manual of Style
Since operating as a freelance editor and writer, Ms. Monty, a Microsoft Word and LaTeX expert, has worked on books and articles published by many of the world’s leading publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, W. W. Norton, Sage, John Wiley, Springer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Pearson-Prentice Hall, Praeger, Greenwood, Blackwell, and other top names in academic and nonfiction publishing. To date, she has edited more than 2,000 published journal articles, more than 150 nonfiction books, and a wealth of dissertations and theses. Ms. Monty is proud to have worked with a diversity of students and academics from a broad range of our nation's universities. Given her wealth of experience, she is adept at working within the precise terms of your university's thesis/dissertation guidelines or with the publication guidelines of any peer-reviewed journal.
"Holly was FANTASTIC. She was SO thorough and submitted everything back to me earlier than I needed it! Even after she was done with the edit, I had some questions, and she was very speedy in her responses. I appreciate that she took time to answer my questions. She really went above and beyond! My paper not only needed to follow APA guidelines, but my university had guidelines as well. She did both perfectly."
—Nicole Foster, Trinity International University.
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