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Featured Freelance Scientific Writers
Kristina Twigg - MS In Science and Technology Journalism  - Dept of Neuroscience and Institute of Neurology - Subject Matter Expert from Kolabtree
Kristina Twigg
MS, Science and Technology Journalism
Texas A&M University
United States | USD 45 per hour
Jesica Levingston Mac Leod - PhD Biochemistry - Subject Matter Expert from Kolabtree
Jesica Levingston Mac Leod
PhD, Biochemistry
University of Buenos Aires
United Kingdom | USD 40 per hour
Jason Carey - Molecular Biology - Food Science and Technology - Subject Matter Expert from Kolabtree
Jason Carey
PhD, Molecular Biology
Clark Atlanta University
United States | USD 40 per hour
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Jenna Cheal
PhD, Psychology
McMaster University
Canada
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Chayah Stoneberg
PhD, Social Work
University of South Carolina
United States | USD 100 per hour
Amy Dear - PhD - Biochemistry - Subject Matter Expert from Kolabtree
Amy Dear
PhD, Biochemistry
University of Otago
New Zealand
Christopher Howe - MA - Creative Writing - Subject Matter Expert from Kolabtree
Christopher Howe
MA, Creative Writing
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand | USD 35 per hour
Dr. Nuwanthi Fernando - Doctor of Medicine - Subject Matter Expert from Kolabtree
Dr. Nuwanthi Fernando
Doctor of Medicine
Vitebsk State Medical University
Sri Lanka | USD 75 per hour
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How to hire a freelance scientific writer

Scientific writing is a technical writing style aimed at producing scientific communications in different fields. 

Concise scientific communication is key for the dissemination of results, for innovation, collaboration and funding, which are all crucial elements of a successful scientific career path. Many believe that science can actually become better with more effective communication.

The basic foundations of professional scientific writing can be described as follows:

  •  It is usually written for other scientists, industry experts or researchers 
  • The style is clear, concise and highly technical
  • It needs to be contextualized in terms of past studies and published literature, as science always moves forward through comparison to what has been done previously.

Despite the rigid frame that defines this writing style, this is an exciting field that deals with ground-breaking medical research. From new viruses to life-changing drugs, from modern discoveries to ancient findings, from nutritional myths to intra-cellular behavior, scientific research relies heavily on solid professional communication.

What does a scientific writer do?

The typical assignments of a professional science writer typically include content for scientific articles, abstracts, secondary research (literature reviews and meta-analysis), presentations, posters and research proposals. Communication of research findings is probably the most common task for science writers and a job well done is essential to assure continuation of projects, to attract more funding and to get a new medication or medical device approved by regulatory institutions. 

This technical writing style relies on well-defined, universally used scientific principles and theories that include expertise in literature search, good knowledge of research methodology, statistical methods, referencing styles, data visualization and analyses.

When the target audience is not scientific, the writer must be able to translate complex technical information into simplified concepts in order to better convey the message.

Why hire a freelance science writer online?

Ideally, a scientist should excel at verbal and written communication, as this career involves frequent lectures, presentations, talks, proposal, grant and article writing. However, a scientist is usually either too busy with daily work tasks, or does not feel comfortable in the role of communicator.

Therefore, scientific freelance writing is the perfect solution to bridge the gap between science and communication, taking the pressure off busy professionals. 

Through your job post, freelance platforms match expert freelancers to your desired field according to your job description. Thus, it becomes easy to identify writers who have previous experience in your research area.

How much does it cost to hire a scientific writer?

Medical communication agencies’ rates for scientific writing are generally much higher than freelancer rates. Freelance scientific writing is often the most cost-effective solution for companies and individuals, irrespective of the nature of the project.

It is possible to hire a qualified freelancer for science-related projects for a minimum of 30-40 USD/hour. When looking for someone to help you with complex and more time-consuming projects, a fixed fee can become a better solution. A scientific article can be accomplished for as low as 600 USD. 

How to write an effective job post to hire a freelance scientific writer?

In order to post an effective job post that saves your times, you need to break it down into a few bullet points:

  • Project description or scope of work: share your goals, expectations, scope of work and all details pertaining your project that might be relevant for the freelancer.
  • Duration of the project: estipulate the time frame for completion of the project, including revisions.
  • By when you need to hire: here you can state if you are in a hurry to meet your deadline or if you are willing to take the time to find the most qualified professional.
  • Budget: define how much you are willing to pay for the project and how you want to pay, on an hourly basis or on a project basis.
  • Skills required: try to be as specific as possible, as this will narrow the search for candidates that have previous knowledge and experience in the relevant field.

The more time you spend on the job description, the easier it will be to find a suitable freelancer. 

Freelance science writing is easy and cost-effective through good platforms. Do not compromise on the quality of your scientific medical communications, instead, hire an expert to help you achieve the best possible results.

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Scientific writing, scientific editing, academic writing, literature search, secondary research, systematic review, communication, content writing, copy editing



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